Saturday, September 29, 2012

Coffee Tasting and unveiling of the new Guatemalan Blend by BRU World Cafe



I am a coffee n00b- The kind which likes only one kind of coffee : dark, strong and sweet. I was bordering on caffeine addiction at one point when I could not get enough of coffee and more than the fact that the overdose had started to damage my health with acidity and such, I gave up on coffee just because I thought it would spoil my set of teeth and affect my smile. I made the transition to Green Tea, and only a little while back have I come back to coffee, albeit in limited amounts. The only times when I have felt the strong urge to take coffee since I switched to Green Tea is only when I visit BRU world cafe.  I am not endorsing anyone here, just a personal preference. Which is why I gleefully took up an invitation from the good folks at BRU for a Coffee Tasting and the unveiling of their new premium Coffee Blend from the Exotica range, The Guatemalan.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A new look, and a Bruschetta a la Julie & Julia. For cravings that are insanely specific.


I had been meaning to move to a better layout for the blog for the longest time, but call it a creative block or just pure laziness, I could not get my head around to actually sitting down and doing it. But when I did, I spent hours and hours working on it and finally I came up with something that I liked. I hope you like it too! I have enabled preview posts so that the image-heavy post gets shorter and the page loads quicker, and basically just de-cluttered a bit :) Do tell me how you like it. Okay! This pic is too yummy so quickly on to the post!

Some cravings of mine are insanely specific. Like this one. I just got reminded of that one scene from the movie 'Julie & Julia' where Julia makes the most amazing Bruschetta for her husband.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bread Making Workshop at Eat Around The Corner, Bandra


 We all love freshly baked bread. I love the aroma that fills the entire house when I bake bread, and to say that I trip on it would be an understatement. I have been a fresh bread convert since I baked my very first bread last year. But more often than not, I find myself in a time crunch and end up buying the Multi Grain bread from outside. When I received an invite for a special bread making workshop

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bettering Breakfast # 6 : Breakfast in Bed, Bangkok Style.





The whole motive behind starting this series was because I loved breakfasting and I loved making breakfasts as a whole. The sheer joy of watching someone enjoy their first meal is something that has always made my day. But then I got stuck in routine, making breakfast after breakfast, and there is a point where peoples appreciation turns into assumption and then you hit a creative block. But then I realized that this is all a two way street... and believe me it feels so awesome to be at the receiving end. Amrita from Life Ki Recipe made me a breakfast omelet filled with lots of veggies and so much of Love that, I just had to dig this series out of the grave right away. This recipe has been passed down the line and has been tweaked at every step but from what I hear it originated in Bangkok! So here we go!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Butter Lovers Rejoice! Herb Butter and Green Garlic Butter.



Just in my last post I spoke about the complexity of simplicity. I think this spread is a perfect example of it. Just plain, softened butter, serenaded with Herbs, or alternatively finely ground Green Garlic and Parsley. I don't think this even needs a recipe! But I will try.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Complexity of Simplicity: Dining with Chef Sergi Arola at Arola, J W Marriott, Mumbai.



It happens less often, rather rarely with me when I go out on these dinner invitations that, I am so blown away by the personality of the Chef and am so in awe that I forget to take pictures. I tried my best to do so, though, but I have no regrets for the lack of pictorial detail to this post.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Food Review: Grain and Bagel, Malad, Mumbai



I am emotionally attached to some food items. No, wait. I am emotionally attached to every single food item that I have had that was so good that it remained etched in my memory. Needless to say there are also instances that accompany such food memories, for example a joke that was shared at that time or the memory of being really hungry and running to the store while completely ignoring other important things like phone calls from people or even the urge to pee. I will pretend I did not just say that.

I have already blogged about the craving for Boston Cream Doughnuts and that is how the Bostom Cream Cupcakes happened. The only other thing I miss so much are Bagels, and although I have baked them at home, I admit that it is a long and tedious process and that actually makes me not wanna have them. Until I reviewed Grain and Bagel.


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