Chocolate and Hazel Nut Cookies – deliciously chewy

Christmas time especially 23rd December makes me nostalgic. I did my schooling from a girls convent run by Christian Sisters. Every year on the 23rd, before the school closed for the winter vacation a Christmas play was enacted  . As I was one of the tallest girls in class   ūüėÄ  I got to play the…

Chicken and Corn Casserole with mac ‘n cheese

  When the temperature is dipping and the freezing cold keeps you locked at home, what you need is the warmth of your ‘hearth’ to warm up ¬†your ‘hearts’ ūüíē ……..¬† Lol ¬† ūüėĚ Did I just say that! ? Can’t believe I am coming up with funny prefaces for a food post ūüėÄ ….

Coconut Chicken fry

I remember as a young child, my grand mom used to live in a little town and we used to visit her in our summer vacations. She was a very sweet lady, like most grand mothers are and I really used to look forward to those yearly visits. In those days, the only way to…

Sweet Roses – Eat them or gift them

I don’t know what Emma Goldman was thinking when she said, ‘I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck’ Roses are definitely a ‘you can’t go wrong’ gift for girls. Where they rank in the hierarchy to chocolates and diamonds is purely an individual choice I¬†believe. But one thing for sure…

Chinese biryani ?

Chinese biryani????? Biryani ,as we all know is a one pot rice and meat dish which has its roots in¬†South Asia. There are different theories regarding the origin of Biryani, with the most popular being that it was brought to India by the Mogul rulers.However, the fact remains that Biryani is the most popular dish…

Kunafa: Dessert from the Desert

Last weekend, my dad took us all out for dinner to¬†a Lebanese restaurant.¬†Lebanese cuisine is mostly flavored with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, fresh herbs and the food is mostly grilled, baked or sauteed in olive oil. One dessert which really caught my attention and my taste buds was ‘Kunafa‘ Kunafa also known as Kanafeh…

Chicken Frankies/Kathi Rolls

¬†Yesterday, I happened to read a real life Binjai ghost story¬†on one of my favorite blogs Hari’s got Tales¬†. It was about the author’s encounters with Caucasian apparitions in a small town called Binjai. It was very interesting but it spooked me no end. Of course¬†it was posted keeping in mind the Halloween season. And…

Chicken Dim Sums

Dim sums or Momos are a delicious Cantonese snack steamed and served in bamboo steamers specially made for this purpose.Steaming is a healthy, delicious cooking method — adding no fat or grease while bringing out food’s natural flavor. I had been wanting to make steamed chicken dim sums for quite some time, but couldn’t lay…

Princess Cakes for Fiesta Friday 38

  We made two ¬†Princess’ Cakes for Fiesta Friday 38 Aeons ago I had posted ¬†Princess Cake on this blog. Those were the days , I hadn’t known about ¬†Fiesta Friday. So, this week me and my daughter thought of making two little princess’ cakes¬†fresh¬†and bring them over to the party. The entire process is…

My Fluffy Omelette

  Once in a while, we all suffer from ‘ Lazy bones syndrome ‘ , when we just don’t ¬†feel like cooking something elaborate. The thought of ¬†thawing your poultry, dicing the veggies,the¬†Mise en Place could sound boring. On one such night, when I had to rustle up something for mine as well as a…