Last Word, Recipes & Food

The Great Festive Okra Recipe


A very dear friend, who really should have known better, asked me for an okra recipe, because I'm the greatest bhindi lover she knows, she says. She's having guests over next weekend and rashly decided to make bhindi and recklessly appealed to me for a suitable recipe. I, being the kind of helpful chap I… Continue reading The Great Festive Okra Recipe

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Gas Toast – Part 2


Please read Gas Toast - Part 1 first. This is the easy part of the recipe. I kid you not. Completely true. We're getting into the really hard part of the recipe. Equipment: Gas - If you don't have a gas line and a stove that uses the gas coming from the gas line, you'll have… Continue reading Gas Toast – Part 2

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Gas Toast – Part 1.


It has been a while since I wrote a recipe. Now, I know, I know, you still haven't got over the fact that it took you 890 words to get to the actual chicken kebab recipe and it is 2 hours of your life you won't get back. What? It doesn't take you 2 hours… Continue reading Gas Toast – Part 1.

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Immigrant Tales – Alien food


I think you all know by now, or should, that I moved countries. In fact, I moved continents. Not physically, no. No, not literally! That's impossible! I moved myself from one continent to the other nearly 2 decades ago. Whew! I'm glad we got that sorted out. Well, I had a request to write about… Continue reading Immigrant Tales – Alien food

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Breakfast Options


Yes, I've been lax. I've been busy working on things. What? Oh, editing The Play ( still nameless, after all these days ). As well as The Play ( still nameless ), I also made major headway in anchoring The Memoirs, ( not nameless at all. On the contrary has rather too many names. A… Continue reading Breakfast Options

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Banana Bread


I haven't given you a recipe in a while. I haven't give you a story in a while. I haven't given you a rant.. uh, well, ok, it hasn't been that long since I put up a rant. Anyway, here is a recipe, an honest to goodness recipe. But first! Buy bananas. Forget they exist… Continue reading Banana Bread

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Five Easy Sandwiches


Ok, I think this blog could do with a bump in readership. Now food, recipes and kitty cats improve the stats but I don't like cats ( what? you had no idea? Hmmm ... you must be new around here. )  So here are some simple recipes. I cannot promise you that these sandwiches are healthy, calorie-wise… Continue reading Five Easy Sandwiches

Last Word, Recipes & Food, Travel

Blue Spring


Yes, that's the colour ( color, if American ) of spring and to prove it I'm going to show you a set of pictures with lovely hues of blue. First though, lets start with this one. As you can see, not only are the arms of the bush a brilliant red, the jacket of the… Continue reading Blue Spring

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Mishti Doi


Well - they asked me to. Ok, well, what actually happened was this. One of my friends, who writes poetry here and is also an artist, facts that I do not hold against her, posted an article on the benefits of bhindi, aka okra. For my benefit. Then another friend said "Please put up an… Continue reading Mishti Doi

Memoirs, Peeved Punjabi, Recipes & Food, Travel

Peas and Paneer


So I'm back from Kolkata or Calcutta, as it used to be and will ever be for some, like me. It was a crowded trip, with remembrance services, weddings, school and college reunions interspersed with sporadic maintenance shopping. ( I'll have to explain that some other day, that "maintenance" thing.)  It was three years since… Continue reading Peas and Paneer