A light lunch before Golf !

A reprise of an earlier meal, but better each time, and the pictures speak for themselves !! Grilled Salmon Mango & Kiwi Salad Herbed Mozarella with Beef tomatoes and Basil Mango Sorbet Photographs by A Thomas except pix of mango sorbet, borrowed from http://www.babble.com

A Celebratory Lunch with Friends & Family

They say a happy cook is the secret to a great meal … And what came out of that kitchen ? Starting with champagne and not necessarily in this order … Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup A chili relish to spice it up Indonesian Balado Indonesian fried chicken, tempe and tahu Lots and lots of basil…

Phil’s Seafood BBQ

Fresh from start to finish : from wet market to grill ! It was a very early a.m. wake up, to get to the wet market as the stalls were opening and the fish unloaded … Tekka, stirring to gleaming scales and slippery heaps on the one side, vegetables being unpacked in another, eggs heaped,…

Poached Eggs for Breakfast

So Syl arrived with these silicon containers to poach the eggs. And vinegar was added to the water and a pot set a-boil, and the darn things lowered gently in. Gently.          And into a plate, with slices of smoked salmon and some herbs. Toast. A grind of salt and pepper. Divine.

Rainy Days & Mondays

‘Adda’ – steamed (banana leaf) rice pancakes with coconut and jaggery : in memory of school days, rainy days and Mondays … Coming home from school on a Mumbai rainy day, having sloshed through all the puddles in our Duckback raincoats and gumboots, you entered the house hoping to get the aroma of something delicious…

Elizabeth’s & David’s Biryani in a Rice Cooker

Elizabeth kindly shared her biryani recipe – most interesting as the rice was cooked in coconut milk instead of water. It was utterly delish and needed no accompaniment other than a raita … perhaps not even that !   2 cups basmati rice, cleaned 2 ½ cups coconut milk ( use the ‘first’ milk and…