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I’ve been making breads

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I’ve been making breads

And I say breads and not bread, because I am yet to make anything that looks like the normal sliced bread.

The first time I ever used yeast, I was upset for some reason and hadn’t gone to bed even at 2 a.m. And when I’m sad I usually throw stuff out. As I was purging, I came across a tiny bottle of dry active yeast my aunt had given me to make appams with. Some googling later, I was sitting on the couch and watching bread rise. We had steamed buns for breakfast and indigestion for lunch.

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Cake on a Pan

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Before I had gone for an extended vacation to my parents’ home, I had left a lot of food in the freezer and other such places around the home. One cute thing I made was what I called ‘Cake in a Jar’. Home made cake mix with an instructions label.

The artwork was a bit derivative, but I had fun making it , and I thought the husband would have fun baking it. He didn’t. He worried about it for a full morning and decided not to make it.

Here is what I did with the cake mix one Saturday morning:

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Express Christmas

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We had a plastic Christmas tree at my parents’ house. The neighbours had  given it to us when they moved back to USA .  I toyed with the idea of buying one here after the husband hinted that he never had a tree, ever! But the insane rates bothered me. In Kerala, one traditionally hangs a paper star with a bulb. I did that last year, because of my love of giant shiny things. It hung around till April or so 🙂

So one fine Sunday, 2 days before Christmas , I dropped the husband off to see The Hobbit : An Avoidable Boredom and pottered around the malls for a good 3 hours.

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Juicer-nomics

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Yesterday the husband was gifted a juicer. I have always maintained that it made no economic sense to own a juicer.. and the labour cost of washing said juicer far outweighs any health benefits.

But never one to pass up a freebie. I opened the carton and decided to juice some grapes.  The assembly instructions we simple enough and I was juicing away within 15 minutes.

What I hadn’t accounted for was the giant pulp explosion. In my mind, I imagined pulp collecting at the bottom of its assigned container, much like its juicy counterpart did on on the other side of the machine. Here is a picture of my contained mini berry blast.

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Thai Green Curry – Fancy food even when you are too lazy

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Coriander is one of those things that is ‘always the bridesmaid never the bride’. I’ve never actually been able to buy a whole bunch of coriander without wasting at least half of it. As a child coriander was seen at home only when Mom was cooking a fancy dinner – and this would be garnish.

I found this recipe for basic Thai Green Curry and adapted it to Indian tastes.

So here is what to do if you want to get some green into your system without too much effort.

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