Sundays and baked chicken with basil and tomatoes

We have two contrasting pattern of Sundays . There are sundays which start on a bright note with excellent breakfast and then a sumptuous lunch with a basic healthy dinner . Then there are sundays which have working breakfast , basic lunch and by the time its evening we realize that we cannot let go the sunday just like that. This baked chicken with basil and tomatoes is just one of those dishes which lifts up the spirit and let us look forward to Mondays .

Finally winter is here – we start with mince pies

This is a winter tale or rather waiting for winter. A post which I had written couple of months back in anticipation that winter will come in soon, however it delayed. Those few days of winter in Kolkata brings a sparkle to Madhushree’s eyes and Tugga our son and her assistant jumps into action . We start with mince pies and many more to come . We also do a review of the new OTG by Borosil – Prima 19 L

My Kolkata – Amar Calcutta

I can never be tired of speaking about Kolkata . Someone for whom I have nurtured a crush which finally blossomed into a whirlwind crush . This is how I explain my lady love to Kolkata . Thanks for being in my life and making the otherwise black and white life full of colour .

Karen Anand – I don’t even know how to roll a Roti

Karen Anand was recently in Kolkata with her now famous farmers market . With so much of achievements, it was always interesting to catch up with her over a cup of coffee and discover more about her . In spite of her busy schedule she managed time for us and we came across a complete unknown face of the gourmet goddess .

Christmas is knocking on the doors . Well almost

The air starts smelling of cakes and puddings when its Christmas . The build up and preparation starts lot earlier . As Madhushree soaks her dry fruits in rum and we attend the cake mixing ceremony at Stadel – christmas is knocking on the doors – well almost

Sky Lanterns – our first time with Tugga

Sky Lanterns or Fanoosh is a dying art . There are few interest groups in Kolkata who every year organise to fly the Sky Lanterns . Madhushree and I have never flown a sky lantern and it was a great experience to enjoy the first time with Tugga . As a photographer the could not resist the temptation to post a lot of pictures . Read the story here

Looking through sunglasses – Can I confess something?

The Farmers’ market by Karen Anand was high on fashion quotient . If there were beautiful food and farm produces on display then there were beautiful people too . As I clicked on the food I also tried to capture some of the trendy sunglasses which were on display . An attempt which could have been more successful , hence the confessions .

Kolkata Farmers’ market by Karen Anand

The Farmers’ market by Karen Anand was in its second year for Kolkata . Starting from Burrata station to cold pressed juices to exotic cheeses – it was a carnival. This was an organic mandi showcasing local organic produce and some healthy food and spice options. Read more to find out about this soon to become annual event in Kolkata.

The Lalit Great Eastern Cake Mixing 2015

Durga Puja . Kali Puja / Diwali . Bhai Dooj / Bhai Phonta . It seems someone has switched on the invisible festival and celebration mode in Kolkata . As soon as the dhakis leave for their home, faint christmas bells and carols can be heard . Cake Mixing in my opinion is the official beginning of countdown for Christmas . We attended the Cake mixing ceremony at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

The morning after the wild night- capsicum butter cheese toast

This is a narration about a wild party with lots of memories which happened some years back . Preparing breakfast for the party gang next morning was always a challenge . Madhushree waved her magic wand and prepared Capsicum butter cheese toast . Read the story and recipe here