Papa worked for the government so we lived in a small government quarter as kids. It had one bedroom. Well, two, but one of them was Papa's office and it was filled with files and more files. We were never allowed to enter his office and back then we...
I have not been very good at posting anything on this space lately. And your endless emails and messages have made it clear that you are not exactly liking it. After months of crazy, busy schedule, Abhishek got a few weeks off from school and work, so without missing...
Summer is here in full swing. We are all enjoying the seasonal produce, trying to experiment with new recipes and also enjoying some old favorites. Food Network thought it would be great to kick off the summer fest again. So they teamed up with some food bloggers and brought...
There's a lot going on behind the scenes of Indian Simmer. A lot of planning, a lot of scheduling and a lot of sleepless nights trying to check off things off of the to-do list! If you know me on twitter then you might have a little idea of...

Chocolate Cake

We are having so many 'firsts' lately. Yesterday we had another one. "Papa's first Father's Day". This was his first opportunity to be pampered as a daddy and he was loving every second of it. Little monster wished him in her own way by jumping on his face with...
We are the masters in jumping from one crazy thing to another here! The husband and I. First a tough pregnancy that kept me either on the couch or making rounds to the doctor's office. Sometimes multiple in a week. Then once finally the baby arrived (thankfully, happy and...
"Maa" she says, "my other mommy says that lemons are good for you. You should eat them ALL the time." Yes, normal kids have an imaginary friend or maybe an imaginary pet? My daughter doesn't like normal, so she just took the liberty of creating an imaginary mommy. A mommy...
When A was packing his bags and getting ready to go on another one of his trips, I got really upset because more than a week-long trip meant that this would be the first Valentine's Day when we'd be apart! But to tell you the truth, this one turned...
Have you decided what is going be on your Thanksgiving menu this year? I'm sure many of you must be working on it for weeks and everything must be planned to the last dish. I mean of course, Thanksgiving is one of those rare occasions in the whole year...
I'm one of those people who really get uncomfortable if left in silence. I just can't live alone and if I have to then there has to be a constant noise which I need to hear otherwise I start imagining things. I start imagining a big tree in the...
I Love Lemons and my Husband Loves Almond,so this for us is cake Heaven.The citrus element , though intense, just melds with the almonds to give a slab of damp, dense, sharp toned meltiness . I made this for our first Valentine post marriage and we instantly became an...
A warm hello to all of you from India. We reached here a couple days back and it all still feels unreal to me!  I am more than surprised to see how much change can come in just a few years. A lot of good changes and some not...