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Monday, December 26, 2011

Share..

Cakes can makes adults fight for their shares.. ! On Chirstmas, I bakes some plum cake and voila..!There you see, guys trying to find out whose share was big!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Christmas Tea

Wishing everyone Season's Greetings and a Merry Christmas..!
I am enjoying my Christmas celebration with some tea and home made cake..!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sip it...!




The World Tea Day was on 15th December and TOI dedicated a page to Tea-lovers..
Tea is a classy beverage, a poor' man energy drink, a house-wife morning chore's ritual, a tired man's stress buster... Every cup of tea has a story to narrate...!
Of course as the new article says "It's no lesser than coffee..!"
I am sure many of us who love this celestial beverage will agree to this.

While one enjoys tea in cups, mugs, glasses (steel and glass both), some love it in the dehaati style.. "in a steel bowl.. ! I had seen my grand-pa sipping his hot tea in steel plats and vessels (i meant bowls). And when I am in hurry, heading to work place and have least time to enjoy my morning tea, I follow the 'Grandfather' style of sipping Tea... (I do it most often on weekdays, in fact all  five days of a week :))

Monday, December 19, 2011

Say "NO Plastics"

Say NO to Plastics.
Plastics are non-biodegradable and have harmful on the nature. 
Lets join our hands for this noble cause to minimize the usage of plastics in any form (whether its a tea cup or a polythene bag).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sundays are Tea days!


"No Sundays are worth without a cup of tea! "
~Amtrips

I love hoarding stuffs at home, whether its tea bags, or cups/mugs or biscuits...!
Well here you see some of my hoards~ an Auroville cup (from Sun-shine Pottery), Aurobindo Ashram's paper' factory's coaster (made of hand-made paper and dry flowers), a small bee-plate from Ochre and my favorite Biskfarm viscuits..! :) :) And there sits my Garfield.. :P
Sundays are always happy days for me.  Reasons are not many except for ~
I dont have to go to my job-place.
I get up at my own time in the morning.
I can watch movies on Saturday nights.
Fifi and me have our lunch together and I take afternoon nap..:)
Not the least, have a good morning breakfast with my favorite ginger tea, served at the bed-side.

What else one wants in life more than these small bunches of happiness..!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Biscuits


" Like Bread to Butter, Biscuit to Tea..!" :)

Biscuits are an integral part of my life.. No cup of tea is satisfactory if these are not around..!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Miniature figurine of a Giant

Saturdays are weekly offs for me. OMG...! I feel so excited when its Friday morning, I wait for the night to come so that Saturday comes and wish that it never ends. I also wish that everyday should be a Saturday.
Saturdays are special to me.. Reasons..
Shopping, Lazying around, Watching TV and movies, some cooking, and of course gardening, tending the plants and standing in the balcony for hours..!

I love collecting knick-knacks for my small balcony garden.. And this small figurine of the giant was bought last year from a mela..! Made of teracotta, this giant guards my pot and also makes me feel :) . No doubt I am a pseudo-ecologist!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

World Tea Day


TOI (Bangalore edition) dedicated the day for all tea lovers, teaphilics and  "teatotallers" across the world, celebrating the World Tea Day. December 15th has been celebrated as International Tea Day since 2005, first time celebrated in New Delhi.

I am a die-hard tea-lover and each tea cup has a different story associated with it.


What attracts people to tea is the aroma, its taste, the rustic rawness, its colour and of course the variety (esp when today we have so many varieties and infusions of tea available in market). One can sip this "celestial beverage" from a plastic cup, a paper cup, saucer, a steel bowl and also a kullad (small earthen pot).

Oh yea, there was another article in TOI on the Mangalore's famous  KT. A unique kind of tea prepared only in Kalladka, Mangalore. The Kalladka Tea is one of a kind where one can see a clear difference between the milk layer and the tea layer. Its not the creaming on top of tea. Its the other way round!!I am yet to taste this tea.

No doubt it's truly said ~
"Every Cup of Chai speaks a different story...! To enjoy the sip, you need to listen to it."

In love with tea for ever!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dessert...


 “Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.” ~ Chef Alain Ducasse

This is indeed sinful; when you have a plate full of hot Jalebis and chilled curd (yoghurt)!
A perfect summer dessert, oops anytime dessert for me..! I can't resist myself and my temptation for this Indian sweet.

How much I love this delicacy is evident at Jalebi Point. :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hover-fly

The name says it all...
"We love to hover..
Tiny-Winny, we fly fast
with our buzz in air,
We are two-winged masters
We are the flies ...!
Call us hover flies or flower flies...
You will find on every flower..!
We are the hover-flies!"

~ Amtrips

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoverfly
http://crawford.tardigrade.net/bugs/BugofMonth14.html

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