Chocolate Lollipop Bouquet
Cakes & Cookies / Finger foods / Sweet & Payasams

Chocolate Lollipop Bouquet

I made this cute little bouquet of chocolate lollipops  for Ikshu’s first birthday party. The idea,  again, came  from  my cousin who inspired me to make the decorated tray. She’d learnt about this chocolate bouquet at a chocolate making workshop she’d attended. She’d used a proper  woven basket,  liked it with what is called ‘ brick’ … Continue reading

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Spread
Finger foods / Fun Food / Pickles/Powders/Chutneys

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Spread

People can be so funny. Let me not generalise here. I’m such a funny creature, crazy actually. I’ve been running around preparing make-ahead stuff for my son’s birthday for the last one week. The do-it-yourself bug has suddenly bitten me and I’ve been working on everything, from handmade invitation cards, decoration stuff, party food (of … Continue reading

Baked Sprouts Papdi Chat/Baked Poppadoms with Sweet & Sour Sprouts Salad
Breakfast/Tiffin items / Finger foods / Fun Food

Baked Sprouts Papdi Chat/Baked Poppadoms with Sweet & Sour Sprouts Salad

 I have a big lot of mixed sprouts sitting in the refrigerator that I had prepared for yesterday’s Mixed Sprouts Adai. Half of the sprouts remained un-ground thanks to my snagged mixer-grinder that can grind only a miniscule quantity of anything these days and I wanted to use up the sprouts before they went bad. … Continue reading

Finger foods / Fun Food

CSK win: A case study of bleu cheese and impromptu bruschettas!?

 The interesting clash between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL season 4 finals yesterday was an awesome treat for me. A group of friends, we’d gone to a resort in Mahabalipuram and enjoyed the match screened by the poolside over good food, drinks and company. Frankly, I did not pay much attention … Continue reading