Lock Down Baking

I like cooking, but I don’t find the activity therapeutic or spiritual. There was a time I would bake a lot of nankhaties (Indian shortbread cookies) in my mother’s microwave, but that phase faded when college ended. A lot of life happened, and cooking eventually became a burden. I did start cooking again when I…

Old Meets New

This has been, by far, my most satisfying project to date. I wanted to recreate a Gothic style setting, with a modern twist. While I created the tables, chairs and the lamp stool, the candelabra, plates, spoons, forks and knives, bowls, pastry stand, lamp shade and food all are purchased accessories. Special thanks to suenosouvenir…

Food Express

Food displays, if done right, can be very inviting. I am not a big eater, but I love the way things are displayed. That inspired to make me this lovely display case and hunt for foods that would make me drool, especially now, when I have my midnight hunger pangs. What do you fancy eating…

Home Cooked Meals

  There is no greater joy than the family sitting down for a meal together after a long day at work. My mother was a working woman, much like me, and none of us would break bread until everyone made it to the dinner table. She cooks because she can fix up a delicious meal;…

Sweet Nothings

This sumptuous affair I found at a very famous art gallery in Fort Kochi. Famous not just for its food, but also because it is owned by one of the most pretty looking actors from the Malayalam film industry (yes, I drool on him, not his acting chops though). The place, Kashi Art Gallery, is…

Rainbow of Love

Most of the rainbow cake recipes I have seen online (no, I don’t fancy baking, just watching) are usually a single-flavored cake in different hues, and the same frosting. This little devil that I devoured with friends was something else. To start with, the pastry comes with millimeter-sized cake layers in different varieties and different…

27 and Counting!!

Not a very appetizing shot I realize, but that is the best I could manage to get of the birthday cake before it was demolished and subsequently wolfed down. I turn 27 today, and I guess this the a good time to think back and thank all the people who helped me make it this…