Sunday, September 7, 2014

Onam Sadya Vibhavangal...

For the Want of a Leaf.....

This year, we found the traditional banana leaves to serve the Onam Sadya, without any blemish or cracks from a selection at our local ethnic market.

Thanks to our Malayalee grocer...who had help from the markets in Florida, Latin America, the local Chinese grocery supplier, the long-term-resident, enterprising-Malayalee-backyard-gardener...

We found three perfect  top-portion, banana leaves, cut to serving length for this year's Onam Sadya.

Traditional Boiled Plantains- Pazham Nurukku
Mixed Vegetables in  Coconut-Buttermilk - Avial/ Aviyal
Winter Melon and Pumpkin in Coconut Milk - Olan

Sour Coconut and sour buttermilk curry- Kaalan

Palakkad Matta Rice  with Sambhar

Vignettes from previous years...

Onam Mathoru

Sadya Vibhavangal - 2011

Onam Sadya Vibhavangal- 2010

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Surrealism: Dali's Busto Restrospectivo De Mujer at the Botero

Dali's Busto Retrospectivo De Mujer at the Botero Museum, Bogota

Dali at the Botero, Bogota.

This goes to the BWW # 140, created by The Well Seasoned Cook, organized by Cindystar and
hosted this week by Aparna of  Stories from the Mahe Coast.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Barro Negra/ Colombia's La Chamba

Black pots made with micaceous clay found in central Colombia on the banks of the Magdalena river : baked, rubbed with river pebbles, blackened on a bed of hot leaves.

Memories of Bogota, Colombia

Promise of renewing this space with  a treasured memory...

Black and White Wednesdays #138 created by The Well Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cindystar  and hosted this week by Cafe Lynnylu.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


BWW #125:  Cucumis Sativus/ Kani Vellari for Vishu/ New Year
Vishu Greetings....

Black and White Wednesdays # 125 created by The Well-Seasoned Cook  now organized by Cindystar and hosted this week at Pocket Full of Spices.

Vishu 2013

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Haft-Mewa : Seven Fruits of Nowruz

Haft Mewa: Seven Fruits of Nowruz

Ingredients from the old world and the new...New Year Celebrations of Nowruz in Afghanistan
This goes to the Black and White Wednesdays, created by Susan The Well Seasoned Cook, now managed by Cinzia and hosted this week by Lynnylu