Friday, November 6, 2009

Spring & Roll I come.

A nagging, little devil somewhere inside of me surfaces now and again. It prods and prods till I finally break down and do what it asks of me. This particular one, I battled with for a really long time. With a battery of perfectly good excuses - I didn't know how to make them, I was too busy, the mission was too involved, I had no supplies, and no one, except me, wanted them anyway. " But you have the recipe", the devil said.

" You're not that busy- don't you watch TV for two hours straight every night?"

" Aren't you going for groceries soon?"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Piece of Pie

Nothing gives as much pleasure as the times when an impromptu brainstorming session culminates in excellent results. In this case, the result was a one of those "throw things together" kind of a dish that I have managed to perfect over time. But there is a story behind it. At work, everyday, I get together with a couple of colleagues to eat lunch. Sometimes they get adventurous, and ask to taste my rotis and/or sabzi that I pack from home. One day the conversation led me to confess that I am a non-baker. I had never baked in India, and haven't really experimented with the oven here. That led us to a heated discussion on how easy baking was compared to rolling out rotis!