Category: cherries

A third set of grandparents and a recipe for fruitcake

As grandmothers go, she fit the bill perfectly. Her softly starched, block printed or sheer woven Chanderi sarees would whisper as she walked slowly around the house, depending heavily on her walking stick, her arthritic feet protesting every step. The four thin bangles around her wrist had thinned with age and hung loosely over her […]

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Stollen

Stollen

The original, Marathi version of this article appeared in Loksatta on December 22, 2012 and can be viewed here. Mumbai has never really had a winter. Somewhere in the middle of December, we tell ourselves it is getting cool enough to bring out the occasional sweater or shawl that only sees a day or so […]

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Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas Fruit Cake

A few days ago, a journalist from a popular daily called to ask if I could help her with some information for a story on Christmas Cake, and a host of memories came flooding out. Of Radha kaku and her carefully put together recipe that we would get boxfuls of every Christmas, of gaudily packed […]

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Top 10 Easy Cake Recipes on My Jhola

Top 10 Easy Cake Recipes on My Jhola

Every day, I have at least one e-mail or comment asking for a cake recipe. Turns out, I post cake pictures often enough to prompt people to think of owning an oven and get round to baking good, simple cakes at home. Which is a good thing, eh? I think it’s wonderful to be able […]

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Recipe video: Peach Upside Down Cake with Warm Cherry Sauce

I love this time of the year because it brings in my favorite fruits. I never mourn the end of the mango season because it is then time for the peaches, cherries, lychees, apricots, plums and other lovely fruits to come in. If it’s raining and cold where you are at the moment, this recipe […]

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Translated Loksatta article: The Magical World of Food Blogging | Recipe: How to make Sundried Tomatoes and Sundried Tomato Bread

Translated Loksatta article: The Magical World of Food Blogging | Recipe: How to make Sundried Tomatoes and Sundried Tomato Bread

Last month, I wrote my first Marathi food article for a leading Marathi daily, Loksatta. For those of you who wrote in and called with such encouraging feedback, thank you! Here’s the translated article for those of you who don’t read Marathi. (And here’s the link to the original article.) On a bored evening in […]

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Avanee’s first birthday cakes

Avanee’s first birthday cakes

I just realized I hadn’t put up any pictures from Avanee’s first birthday. Considering I write a food blog, it’s quite a shame I don’ have pictures of the cakes I made, don’t you think? I made three kinds– vanilla bean cupcakes with pink-tinted cream cheese frosting, vanilla and Nutella cake covered with fondant and […]

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