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Baguettes for Valentine’s Day

It happened one particular Valentine’s day in Mumbai some years ago. My husband had booked us a table in a popular restaurant and we were looking forward to a lovely candlelit dinner. We reached the restaurant to find that it was bursting at its seams and the staff wasn’t coping. It was absolute mayhem. We […]

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The ones that almost didn’t make it

After the summing up post yesterday I thought I would do a quick round up of the things that I made this year but never got around to writing about them. I took pictures when I made them though. Some mouth watering recipes, a redecorated shoebox, a nightie and peekaboo mitts. Here is a brief look at them all. […]

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Summing up 2013

Summing up a year is always exciting. As I am putting this post together I feel that the year 2013 has been certainly fulfilling. My biggest accomplishment came towards the end of the year with the launch of my own online store – thehappyhandsstore.com. It has got good feedback so far, am hoping it only grows from here. I […]

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Cupcakes – a reward for hard work.

I believe in rewarding myself for a job well done.  For me, these rewards are a great motivator and signal a nice closure to a project. And an excuse to bake 🙂  I’m really happy with the way my dress turned out. I worked hard on it and was very happy with the result. These cupcakes […]

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Orange Roasted Strawberry And Chocolate Milk Rolls

I’ve made Deeba’s roasted balsamic strawberries many times this year. G loves it a lot. He has it on toast or on its own. Strawberries were comparatively cheaper than the past years here in Bangalore. This recipe – Sweet Orange, Roasted Strawberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Rolls has been on my mind ever since I saw it on Deeba’s blog […]

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Good Good Food

Cooking, along with knitting and sewing is way up there in my list of most favourite things. I took pictures of recipes that I tried the last few times. Baked apple with caramel sauce For my birthday I made Raymond Blanc’s Baked apple with Calvados sauce. I love fruit in baking and this turned out lovely. The […]

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Black Forest Gateau

Sometimes someone has more faith in you than you have in yourself. And this, i think, makes you to do/try things that you are not confident of doing. For me it was our 9 year old niece Shreya. She wanted me to bake her birthday cake. The request had started almost 2 months back and […]

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