Power of Garnish – Oven-dried Orange Slices

Garnish is such an important part of any food dish be it a salad, side, main course or dessert. Garnish is an edible embellishment used to bring out the beauty of a food item, savoury or sweet.  How much ever would one say that it is the taste that ultimately matters, magic really happens when we use the entire spectrum of our senses and sight is one of the important ones. You can see that a lot of times this garnish is the difference that takes the dish from routine to five star category. Such is the power of garnish!

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The proof of the pudding …

“Good, old-fashioned ways keep hearts sweet, heads sane and hands  busy”, said Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women. And I have found so much deeper meaning and truth in this while the whole world has been in lockdown due to the Covid 19 epidemic. I have been going back to so many old recipes and cooking or baking them not only because I consider working in the kitchen therapeutic, but also because these dishes have been our comfort food in these taxing and high tension times.

One such recipe is the good old bread and butter pudding which never fails to satisfy the sweet cravings. Continue reading “The proof of the pudding …”

Coffee Cake with purple grapes

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

-Galileo Galilei

I bet Galileo also loved his grapes for he chose grapes to explain the miracles of nature so beautifully! Grapes are one of my favourite fruits as well. I wait for the grapes season to arrive so that I can feast on them, especially the purple ones! Also there are endless possibilities of creating desserts with grapes and I never miss such an opportunity. Continue reading “Coffee Cake with purple grapes”