The weather has finally cleared up a bit today, after two days of rain and really strong winds. I didn’t have anything specific to post about, so I thought I’d chatter on about the little things that have been going on this week :-).
I did a little shopping last weekend and came home with a few things. I had passed on many of my cotton kurtas to my sis, and threw away some that were really bad. Since kurtas are my wardrobe staple, I decided to get some :-).
I opted for different prints for all three. They’re all plain cotton and quite comfortable for regular wear :-).
Do you guys remember that I once expressed a desire to own a mug like Charlie had in ‘Two and a Half Men’? Yes, I expressed it here :-).
Well, I found this mug and though it’s not identical, it was ‘like’ at first sight, and came home with me!
On the left, Charlie and his mug. On the right, Fab’s new mug :-).
|Charlie's Image Source|
Eid was great, and I made Shilpa’s version of Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, from here. This is a never-fail recipe, and it’s very mild and doesn’t require too much chopping and dicing. If you’re non vegetarian, I suggest you try it out on a weekend, paired with some coriander-dahi chutney, everyone’s sure to love it!!
Ria Jobin, from Ria’s Collection, had a baking demo at her place and I was lucky I could attend!! It was a great demo, and all of us picked up a load of useful tips!! Ria was very, very patient and answered each and every one of our queries!! You can see a picture of the attendees here at Ria’s blog, where you can also see a pic of her adorable little son, who is a real cutie pie!!!
Ria made the most scrumptious brownies, and I just couldn’t forget about them! So I made my own batch, which turned out quite well, though I think I probably overcooked them a bit.
I also tried out my version of Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, with paneer instead of cream cheese. The outcome was well, ok, but a bit chewy. I’ll have to experiment some more before I get it right!!
What else? Oh yeah, I’ve contributed a couple of posts for Parentous, Blogadda’s new parenting blog. You can read my posts here and here.
Also, Swapna has started a ‘Reading Corner’ at The Mom Views, and I’ve contributed a guest post here.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. I’ve been gorging on brownies as I’m typing this out, even though it’s really close to lunchtime. I honestly wonder how avid bakers stay fit, I mean they probably bake several times a week and their baked products are irresistible – how on earth do they do it?? If anyone has their secret, pleeeaaase share it!!! I’ll be here, munching on another brownie as I wait :-))).