Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Things I Remember - Gatte ki Kadhi

Sometimes, it is difficult being yourself. Sometimes, you just want to go back to the cocoon that was your childhood and live life the way you used to. Yes you hated school, homework, your parents' constant concern and how your life was so structured. But what do you do when you find that growing up didn't make things any easier? Not only are your life's activities more controlled than they were, but you grew up to become, supposedly, an adult. No more hugs and kisses from your mom, getting tucked in at night by daddy, bickering and fighting for the last piece of chocolate with your siblings. The realization hits that those small, infinitesimal worries just grew up, as you did, to become large, infinite, never-ending struggles. And that is when, you about the past. That is when you look back, and try to recreate that magic. In my case, nostalgia comes in large part from food. My mom's way of making me feel special, and loved, was to cook up something she knew I liked. As I grew, this also became her way to tell me that she understood me, or missed me. So with this recipe, I hope to tell her that I miss her...everything about her.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thats Some Hot Stuff- stuffed Poblanos

My life's spiraled quite out of control recently. Both at the personal, and professional front. The last month went by so fast, with the major fasting (Paryushan and Das Lakshan festivals for us) and feasting going on. Both girls celebrated their b'days within a week of each other. We had parties for their friends from school, and our friends. Then came Ganesh Chaturthi, and another round of festivities. Even though traditionally Ganapati is not a big festival where I come from, I have friends who celebrate it with all the fervor that I've come to associate it with .