Banana Loaf Cake Recipe

Banana Loaf Cake

I do not know what is it about freshly baked frosting-less cakes and breads that I love so much. Keeping that ‘love’ in mind and a craving for something that could accompany our evening tea, I baked this loaf cake.  This is not a heavy cake. It is more like a hybrid between a cake and a bread. Read More

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The Infinity Dreams Award!

Infinity dreams award

Here’s my first post on this mixed bag section of ‘La Pinata’. And while I did have something ready for all you wonderful people, I got a message from my fellow blogger Manasi, that she nominated me for Infinity Dream Award! And what better ‘first post’ than my first ever nomination for an Award ?!!

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Dal Palak ~ Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

Dal Palak (Spinach Lentil Soup

 Dal Palak ~ Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

Health is Wealth, my love. So, let’s have something nutritious now, shall we?
Now, majority of my family is in India. As far as the temperatures are concerned at the moment, in summer, it is Not agreeing with anyone! And the mercury is rising here as well. To deal with the heat (and usually as a part of our regular diet) I made this particular Dal, which turned out to be not only great but quite different than other ‘dals’ that I make (if that makes sense?) This was a good, simple dinner.

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Meet Ms Melony

Watermelon Painted Planter

A summer-cooler planter, Melony 🙂

Summer is here. Temperatures are soaring. (I hear on Monday it will be 90 F).The sun seems to be shining right on top of our heads already. But then it IS summer! Summer means no school, more fun and lots of activities. (yes yes, swimming pool, I am coming!) But before I tell you what inspired me to make this design for my first succulent planter, parents take note. Fret not thinking “What am I going to do all of summer?! No school, no camp, kids at home!!” This could be one of the activities you could engage them with. 🙂

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Chicken Curry Recipe (Canteen Style)

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe

This takes me back to my days in University!

Canteen is a restaurant or eating place provided by an organization like an educational institution (school, college, university), military camp etc. In India we refer to them as ‘canteen’, probably taking after the British who ruled the country for almost a century. In America, ‘canteens’ are better known as ‘cafeterias’. So what has it got to do with this recipe?

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