Strawberry and Cucumber Salad

Strawberry season is here!!!! For the rest of the world strawberries are a summer fruit, but here in India, its season is the winter. India’s temperatures are quite warm, making it difficult for berries not just strawberries to grow in the heat. India’s “winter” which is 20C in parts of the country makes it ideal…

Christmas in the Heat

I know I’ve said it before, but it isn’t cold everywhere in India during this time of the year. It’s actually pretty hot, like 30C hot. So naturally while creating this calendar I had to come up with a way of incorporating heat into these cookies.  I decided to go all out and do a…

Sugar Cookies

Instagram has been full of decorative sugar cookies. So I thought for the summer why not try making a bunch of them. However I decorate them though, my recipe for the cookies as well as the royal icing stays the same. My recipe for the icing is already up, I used it for the Skeleton…

Lemonade

The traditional drink for any and all picnics is lemonade, be it flavoured or the classic. Its something that you can make in a matter of minutes and seconds if the concentrate is ready. For the lemonade: 1 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 5 cups cold water  1 1/4 cup castor sugar Heat the sugar…

The Perfect Cheese Board

After scouring Pinterest for ideas for the picnic, one thing I noticed everyone had at a picnic, be it big or small was some sort of cheese board, which meant I absolutely had to have one. This involved not just cheese and crackers, but several other elements as well. I started off with three different…

Sandwiches

A sandwich is a done thing for a picnic. We stuck to two simple sandwiches a Chicken with Marinara Sauce and a Tomato and Cheese one. I had initially planned to do a pesto one however one of the salads had a pesto in it, so I thought why not change it up. Again, I…

Salads

  Salads are a super easy thing to whip up for a picnic, and are honestly super easy to eat. It’s not drippy, its light and can be eaten cold. We were quite ambitious while planning and decided to do 5 salads, but in the end we only made 3 salads. I made two a…

Having a Picnic

After seeing Zoella put up picnic videos and blog posts, I got really excited to have my own. With the monsoon having hit with a vengeance (we really need it so its ok) we experience few sunny days and mostly cloudy and rainy days and so over the weekend, we decided to have the perfect…

Thai Stir Fry Chicken

I made this and the noodles at the same time and honestly thought they went well together. Plus I really wanted protein that meal.  For the stir fry: Oil Garlic, minced Red chilies, thinly sliced Boneless chicken breast, cut into bite sizes Fish sauce Dark soy sauce Sugar Basil leaves Heat the oil in a…

Spicy Thai Noodles

The other day I had a serious craving for Thai food, and I don’t like Thai food so it took me a while to come up with something. While I didn’t have real Thai noodles I did have flat pasta, fettuccine. So that’s what I used. For the noodles: Fettuccine Olive oil 2 large eggs,…

Brookies

With Masterchef Australia having started a few weeks ago, everyone is trying out recipes from the masterclass. I however decided to try a recipe made by one of the contestants, Brookies. They are basically brownie cookies meaning they are crusty on the outside and gooey on the inside. Its the sort of thing I’d eat…

The Tame Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt

Similar to the Valentine’s Day Dessert Crawl, Time Out or Paprika lab Ideas, planned an event called the Tame Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt. Fellow blogger Everything on a Plate (my cousin) and I decided to try out, along with her husband and his brother. While I had done the dessert crawl in Powai, she did…