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Moving from Dubai and Mumbai Ladi Pav

      A big hello and a warm welcome from my kitchen in Mumbai! Well it just seemed like yesterday that the dear husband accepted the offer to re locate to Mumbai. We’ve had a pretty nomadic or perhaps a gypsy like existence  so to speak for many years now.I’ve been happily globe trotting along with him and making my home in Dubai, New Jersey and Toronto these past 23 years. So when a move was on the cards once again, it took me by no surprise and that to shifting to Mumbai got me feeling ecstatic and overjoyed! Well lets put it this way, I’m quite the Mumbaikar at heart,grew up in the city and know every nook and cranny and could probably walk down many of its alleys with a blind fold. Of course  the thrill of being reunited with both sides of the family and friends would just be amazing!So it seemed that the winds of change were blowing our way once again.It was time,yet once again to bid adieu to these golden …

What a Bagel: Easy Breakfast Bagels

  My family is quite the breakfast kind of people.Well most weekdays are a quick brekkie on the go with the usual porridge, fruits, parfait or perhaps just some toast.Weekends are however special. “I’d like a big breakfast please”,is what most often my dear son would request and this is when we pull out all the stops and cook up a storm.This would usually consist of eggs made into omelets or scrambled,sautéed vegetables or hash browns,bacon or sausages and of course homemade  bread that I may have made earlier on.My hubster loves to freeze the bread I make,”It lasts longer and there’s always some when you want it” is his take,all though I prefer to have bread when it’s fresh and hot out of the oven. I miss my son pottering around the kitchen egging me to bake up something for him.A few weeks before he left for university he said,”Mom how about baking some bagels”?Now I’d been putting off the bagel making process thinking they were way too complicated to attempt and why even …

Pizza making at Pantry Cafe

Pantry Café a wonderful modern dining & open kitchen  concept opened it’s door’s a couple of months ago. Having read Foodiva’s review I had explored this place over breakfast and a brunch a couple of times. This café has a lovely rustic-chic feel to it. The menu apart from the wide  array of sandwiches, soups ,salads has  the most delightful cheese platters and some great steaks too.. And of course their wood oven Pizzas. I had read all about its live Pizzeria and the wonderful wood oven Pizza’s though had yet to try some. It was marked down on my “To Eat” list for my next trip to Pantry Café. Well I was quite naturally excited on getting a blogger’s invite for a Pizza making demo and decided to go along and see this happen live. On arriving we were warmly greeted by the lovely Owner who was very enthusiastic about the afternoon session. She then introduced us to the man behind stove or in this case the wood oven –Chef Dominico from Naples. The demo started off with the chef explaining …

Olive Foccacia-Hot off the oven

Dear son’s request for dinner tonite was some cheese Ravioli(store-bought).I haven’t yet tried my hand at making fresh pasta from scratch.One day,some day is what I keep saying.Certainly on my “to try out”list though.I thought a nice garden salad with some black olives would go well with the pasta.Actually I saw a fair amount of the olives and wondered if it was that time of the year again to get down some bread baking. I love baking this Olive foccacia and its been awhile since I made it.One of the best breads you could possibly eat.This one’s a family favorite.You could always play around with the ingredients and use some variations: Sun dried tomatoes and herbs Garlic and Rosemary Green olives and garlic I personally love black olives…so Olive foccacia it is.If you do use garlic please be careful with the amount you use and it can make the bread pretty pungent.Olive paste is a good alternative,however fresh olives just gives it a wonderful fresh flavour. This post is actually dedicated to a very dear friend Rohini.Thanks Ro …