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traditional sugar easter eggs have been
replaced by the chocolate and candy ones, yet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 !!! 


Monday, March 20, 2017

World Sparrow day

~ World Sparrow Day ~ 

A sparrow is to the city what a tiger is to 
the forest !! The chirping of the common 
household sparrow which we all have grown
 up listening  is much on its verge of extinction.
The urban jungles with skyscrapers and high
 levels of pollution are playing havoc on 
the friendly chirp !! The World Sparrow day
 observed on march 20th each year has been
 designated to raise awareness about 
house sparrows !! Started by Indian 
conservationist Mr. Mohammed Dilawar 
the World sparrow Day is now observed in
 many countries to appreciate and
 conserve biodiversity.

Sparrow Love !! 

Sparrows- Whole wheat bread , yellow bell pepper, 
cheese n caper. Chicks- Sliced cape gooseberry
(rasbhari)  mustard seeds n red bellpepper. 
Nest - baby spinach n  purple cabbage. 

Daughter and I love the magical chirping

 of sparrows and thus decided to show our 
love for the birds in our cute food way ! Isn't it
 nice how foody activities besides giving message
 to the lil ones can be  greatly relished by them too.

I am a great fan of outdoor spaces n birdhouses,
 and often my meditation sessions n morning tea 
happens there!! Though I greatly miss the chirping
 of sparrows in these concrete jungles but yet a few
 plants, flowers and some tiny knick knacks 
perfectly add some life to the gloomy urban
environment !!  

My Sparrow crocreature …

Few days back i had done a series on creating art
 images by using varied elements of crockery …
hence the name Crocreatures. Jus in case you missed it 
click on this link to see !! 


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