Pootle List # 14: Go whitewater rafting My most recent birthday (two weeks ago) was a milestone one, not one of the big 0s or even a 5. One of those middle of middle aged birthdays, it would have pretty much have passed marked only by the usual cake, flowers and pretending that THIS is… Read More A Birthday in Bali
What do you do when You read Nora Roberts and want to take a porktey to county Clare The female protagonist bakes up a Dundee Cake for tea and stop everything to read up all about it. You desperately want to bake this Scottish Christmas favourite, but have none of ingredients- whiskey, ground almonds, all-purpose… Read More Wholewheat Dundee Cake – my ode to Ireland
Remember the water detox from yesterday? Remember how there were visions of food doing the cha-cha-cha in my head. Meet the protagonist who played a starring role in the dance sequence – banana and nut granola bars. In my starvation induced light headedness, the little squares and rectangles joined up and executed some perfect moves.… Read More As You Like It Granola Bars
Dear reader, How do I even begin to tell you about the New Zealand trip that I returned from this week? My powers of lyrical description are woefully inadequate and shall do little to convey the beauty of the land which wants you to drop on your knees and beg for time to slow down… Read More A food journey through New Zealand
Pretend Interviewer (PI): We are inclined to take no notice of your request for a chat, given how you have been ignoring us. We have repeatedly asked you to talk to us – about 2015 musings and lessons, your 2016 resolutions, your first staycation that you took in January, your fitness progress – but you… Read More Showing heart on St. Valentine’s
Apart from their flowing beards, that is, and it being commonly misunderstood that the same guy played them in the movies. Answer: Both these mentors disappeared to make merry while their hapless mentees stumbled from one near death experience to another. Further, both of them seemed to know the whole plot (background, foreground, past, future)… Read More Question: What do Albus Dumbledore and Gandalf the White have in common?
December has special significance for the family. Much before we stuff ourselves with plum cake and ginger bread over Christmas, and ring in the New Year, we gather together mid-month to celebrate a bunch of wedding anniversaries. Come December, I want to cease all industrious activity and devote the month to boozy brunches, picnics in the… Read More Of December and Orange Cakes