Squirrel Up n Close My friend now….

This was odd for me as I have been feeding birds and dogs for the longest time now Birds simply fly in from various trees sit on my window and eat and drink at anytime of the day that suites them I have always placed a water bowl for birds, as summers in India can be really harsh
One fine day there were things (food) found half eaten and vessels dislocated Everybody wondered what was happening and how was it happening We blamed rats for the same but couldn’t find any around our house It was getting a little too much, the curiosity was killing all of us and my mom made some boiled corn with turmeric powder and placed it on the dining table as it was hot and I thinking I would eat it little later Only to discover a new quest sitting and munching on the boiled corn It was a SQUIRREL and there we got to know all the activities that were taking place
I must add here this is the most adorable creature I ever came across Awesome and Sweet at the same time Love the way it sits and eats the corn not only that any food that we place for it and whenever it comes by It becomes a treat for us to watch it eat with small little hands holding the item and chewing away to glory It is the best thing ever…
So now it has become my new best friend We all just love its sight and it has become our pleasure to feed it regularly….
Verdict- The most beautiful thing in the world to feed a animal which only gives love in return no matter what….

Virgin Coconut Milk

This is the Calicut specialty Coconut Milk… It is not only yummy, delicious but also healthy alternative for the fizzy drinks that we have mostly at a drop of hat I was introduced to this milky drink in Calicut, Kerala, India few years back The texture can be thick according to one’s choice and desire
It’s simple to prepare all you need is fresh coconut, milk, sugar (optional) and a blender
Put everything in a blender and there the healthy drink is ready to gulp
You can also add Vodka in the blender and make a Bloody Coconut Milk (best for party time) your friends will love it for sure and bless you for the same To get creative rose syrup can also be added, which would also provide a nice color to the drink and make it look attractive too. An awesome mock tail and cocktail at your finger tips without too much of an effort to start with. Decorate the glass with a wacky umbrella or an extra coconut to munch on while you slip the amazing drink and you are ready with the simple yet innovative drink (healthy and milky at the same time) Children would love it too for sure.
Verdict- Have on a sunny day to cool your system or just enjoy the rich drink

He Actually Kept It Simple…..

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I have being following Jamie Oliver’s cooking for the longest time now… I love it when made Rice with practically everything from the fridge not to forget the Seafood rice… I have made in more than once and loved it every time I made it…. even my friends have enjoyed every bit of the seafood rice…Simple yet awesome to taste… I came across his products while I was walking around in one of the biggest grocery stores in Singapore 

I came across his lovely products in The Gourmet Store, Ion Mall… at the basement when you climb down the longest escalator… it was not only this yellow container of Lemon Herb Crust, which adds a zesty crunch to chicken and fish but also the black pepper bottle which I couldn’t resist looking at plus it said Black Pepper from India…well we Indian do love our pepper for sure… He has time and again proved he is the best and I simply love his simplicity in food… doesn’t make a big deal about anything at all…

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That is why his tag line is “Keep it Simple” 

however, I would say, “He Actually Kept it Simple”…

Melting heaven in mouth…

Every time you travel to a place new or old, it offers you something new. There is so much to see and discover. We just need to walk and look around us. Everything might look the same if you have been to the place before but with an open mind, there is so much to see, feel and do. Exactly, with that in mind I discovered something new on my visit to Singapore this time. Well, how many of us have a sweet tooth (everyone I guess) and often a sweet something comes with deep-fried, oily and too much sweet to handle. So what I discovered was because I ate something super spicy and while I did enjoy it to the core I also did run around looking for something sweet and I couldn’t lie I actually don’t like too much sweet I came across Tutu, a Chinese sweet. To my surprise it was steamed and completely oil free. Amazing, isn’t it? 

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Tutu is made of rice flour (that’s it) and one can add anything as filling as they want (how cool is that). On offering were different flavors like chocolate, red bean, plain, peanut and coconut. Overall an awesome deal. I had coconut tutu, simply full of coconut flavors busting in my month. Making me wanting to eat more. I did try chocolate (I have a soft corner for chocolate and can eat anything and everything with chocolate in it), which was superb too. The making time of Tutu is only less than minute and steamed. Priced at $2.30 – $ 3.00 Singapore dollars for 3 pieces will surely have you wanting to try more. It is served on a small square shaped banana leaf plate. Completely organic and easy on stomach. 

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Verdict- Do try it if you are watching your diet and avoiding fatty junk food. Do not try if you are not ready for something that is not as sweet as you want it to be. However, it is worth a try. So go for it.

Totally worth it….

Brunch by the sea…

Brunch by the sea...

The seafood that I had at Kovalam beach (a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India) was awesome to the core… Indian cooking does have many species but seating next to the sea with soulful food makes it an adventure of a different kind… combine it with family and friends and Bingo! you have a wonderful brunch by the sea…and later walk by the sea to the Light house there….Its worth your time…