Thursday, July 20, 2017

Froggy Times !

Froggy times  ..

So the rainy season finally sets in my city ..
Pitter patter of raindrops , thundering clouds ,
soothing showers, myriad shades of gorgeous
sparkling greens n kids in colourful umbrellas 
the essence of rain is almost everywhere !!

Froggy on my plate !! 

Whole wheat garlic bread roundels ( if 
unavailable cut bread into circles)  topped with 
greek yogurt spinach dip ( add coarsely ground 
blanched spinach to yogurt n  season to taste), 
cucumbers , olives , baby corn, leeks n karunda berries 

The mundane life of metro suddenly seems to 
abuzz with sudden thunder storms ..wild mushrooms
 and greens pop up here in there transforming the 
metroland to short lived faux woodlands !!! The magic 
of rains seems to cast a spell almost everywhere.  

The Dancing Frog 

During the rainy evenings daughter and I sometimes
go to the nearby park to revive ourselves ..the 
raindrops, the water ripples , the croaking of frogs
 and toads and the murmur of the wild mantis 
is truly therapeutic n we love these elements of
 nature to the core !!!Rains are surely 
here to stay, and we are excited to get in that 
element home too !!!! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter time

~Easter 2017 ~ 

While it is advent of spring and time for 
warm  sunny days n beautiful flowers in 
most of the western world , the indian 
subcontinent is almost on the verge to bid
 adieu to this beautiful time of the year and
 prepare ourselves for scorching summers !
 Though the joy of the cool breeze, waft of 
wonderful  easter delicacies and colourful
 easter eggs and bunnies is all around yet 
the hint of warm noons  clearly hints 
hot dry  summers  ahead !! 

Chick chick !!

 Watermelon, mango, bell peppers, 
baby spinach, leeks, cucumber , grape

Easter is incomplete without eggs 
and egg hunt . As per the traditional 
Easter belief , egg is  the symbol of rebirth
 and reinvigoration though with time the 
traditional sugar easter eggs have been
replaced by the chocolate and candy ones, yet
 to me easter invokes childhood memories 
and the school canteen where we as kids used
 to line up to buy the annual beauties 
( candies filled sugar easter eggs )
 Ah Childhood !!!

Warm weather n bright balmy sunlight
 brings in loads of butterflies too !! Their
 magnificent colours truly reflect the 
majestic colour of spring, isn't it nice 
that we can create the same charisma
with a few  fruits n veggies on  little 
plates too !! After all the festivities are
 all about loving , caring ,sharing and 
spreading the joy……………….
Happy Easter everybody !! 

Butterfly on my plate 

Watermelon wedges topped with sliced grapes .
Flowers- mango and  baby spinach

Back to School 

April is the back to school month for 
most of the kids in North India, loved 
creating these yummy n easy to make
 lunches for the April issue of Child 
Magazine (India) Pg  74-77 , lets soak 
in a bit more spring !!! 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Earth hour

~ Earth Hour -2017 ~

We are all ready to show our love
 for our planet by be joining millions 
across the globe for Earth Hour 2017 
will by switching off the lights between 
8.30 p.m. - 9.30 pm IST today!!!!
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement
 organised by the World Wide Fund for 
Nature(WWF) and the event occurs 
annually encouraging everybody to turn
 off their non essential lights for an
 hour . Started in Sydney in 2007 it has
 now become a worldwide movement. 

Earth smoothie Bowl 

Grape & spinach smoothie topped with 
cutouts of spinach continents 
(for the smoothie- Blend together 1/2 cup 
black grapes , 4-5 spinach leaves , 1 cup 
yogurt add in some honey/ sugar (to taste)
pour in a bowl . Using  toothpick
draw planets on a  spinach leaves cut and 
place over the smoothie bowl. Serve !!!   

We are so excited that this time of 
total darkness will serve  as a perfect 
time to watch the beautiful stars which 
are almost invisible under city lights !! 
So do join us n rest of the world and 
show some love for the planet !!! 



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