In Ruminations and rants, Tea Party on September 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm
Thank you all, for making time in your busy and (sometimes) maddening lives to indulge me once again this year. Many of you out there (even the silent ones who show up only in the stats!) have become like friends over the last few years, and what better way to celebrate with all of you than by having a virtual tea party! This annual Party happens around India’s Independence Day, and this year, aptly, it is also about our Rights and the Responsibilities that come with them.
There can be no Tea Party without cake and we had plenty of those in all shapes and sizes and flavours! There were spicy puff pastries, savoury and sweet scones, hot chillies and bhel, cooling ice cream cakes, all accompanied by pots and pots of hot teas, and cold coffee! Read the rest of this entry »
In Maharashtrian, on the side, Potatoes, Tea Party, Vegetables, Vegetarian on August 24, 2008 at 5:11 pm
If you have been seeing Batata Vadas appear in some of the food blogs you read and wondering what is up with that, here is what is at the root of it all – old fashioned indulgence. A year ago, while discussing this and that on this blog, I and my readers decided a party was in order – an old fashioned yet not completely throw-caution-to-the-winds party. Celebrating food without worrying about what went into it, or got left out; being intuitive instead of thoughtful. It lead to a bunch of us frying poori last year, some for the first time!
This year we are experimenting with frying batata vadas, some of us for the first time! The motive, again, has been to cook and share with friends and family, and remind ourselves that a little indulgence is a good thing. And, of course, have some fun while we were frying!
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