Avarekalu or lilva or hyacinth or field beans is popularly used in cuisine of Karnataka. There are many dishes you can prepare with avarekalu and many reasons to love it! For those who do not find this ‘bean’ very exciting I urge you to still go ahead and pick it up. Try out this gashi which…

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  The monsoon season reminds me of school days. Of carefree days when the day`s strategy was to attend classes, play, eat, some more play, homework and more play! The rains were perhaps the best. We found delight in getting drenched in the rains. The rain drops caressing our cheeks felt like pure joy. All…

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‘Tea Time’has always been a lavish affair in England. The Afternoon Tea is a light meal had between 4 pm late afternoon and may go on till 6 pm. Hot tea is served in delicate tea pots accompanied by light snacks. Sandwiches, cookies, scones, muffins or toast along with a cup of piping hot and…

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Think Italy and you are your mind is instantly flooded with images of well dressed Italians, the Collosseum, the gondola and of course great food! Pastas and pizzas topped with layers of melting cheese, fresh out of the oven are a sheer delight to indulge in! What are the reasons that make Italian cuisine so…

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  I hate peas! Now you would think if I hate the ‘Peas’ so much, why bother to try any dish with them and moreover dedicate a post to them and start it off with a negative tone!?      Well for one, I was determined to find out what was so special & tasty in…

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  Time and time again salads crop up in our everyday menu. They are either welcomed or looked down upon. Most of times its the later. They are assumed to be without the ‘taste’ element. But in fact salads can be quite the opposite. They need not be coated with creamy dressing for them to…

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  It was a pleasant day with the gentle breeze lightly caressing the leaves. The sun seemed to be generous in spreading golden hue all around. That perfect setting when I could not help but let my mind wander to the fields in my native place.When home grown, organic vegetables seem to be one of…

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A tasty way to use leftover cooked rice! How often do we hear the line “Failure is the stepping stone to success” when being given a pep talk by our well wishers! And these lines are supposed to rebuild one`s  confidence to tackle difficult situations head-on, with a brave face. They are not a mere…

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    And some Apple – Oat Muffins   It was weekend again – the time of the week eagerly awaited for by so many! For me it was that time again – to have a flash back and evaluate the week gone by. Although not a frequent habit, pondering on the activities of the…

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