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Where do I start..hmm..Till two weeks back, I never thought about having my own blog spot until my husband seeded this brilliant idea of creating a space, where I can share the reflections from my kitchen. I still remember that bright summer day in my teens, when my parents literally dragged me into the kitchen to teach me to prepare two cups of tea and my image of lighting the stove from a distance as though it’s going to explode !!! Another recollection is the mail I received, just a week after our engagement, from my fiancée, my best friend CJJ, with a link from Pachakam.com. Poor guy, he had his own doubts about having some good home made food after marriage, knowing very well that the love of his life had not made any great improvement from the ‘two cups of tea and an omelet’ phase! And Ohhh..there pops up another image in my head where my MIL went speechless when I asked her whether one glass of green grams (as big as our water tumbler in Kerala) is enough for a side dish, for two persons for a meal !!!!!
And with all these above mentioned extensive knowledge and experience of mine, I started my cooking adventures with the notes I prepared, just two days before marriage, with the help of my aunt and Mummy and ofcourse, with the recipes from the great pachakam.com. Then followed innumerable STD/ISD calls to Mummy whenever I was in kitchen, sometimes struggling to differentiate coriander powder and cumin powder...and I can not remember the number of times I tuned to Food TV and other cookery shows. Fortunately, I had the beginner’s luck or I wonder if it was CJJ who was lucky !! But now when I look back I have gone too far from that teenage girl to this confident and responsible young (??) homemaker, diagnosed with the early symptoms of OCD, who can sure host a decent dinner!! And there when I am floating in the clouds, with all the confidence boosting compliments from our friends after relishing the food, here comes my CJJ with his funniest story of my first chicken curry and that chicken who got embarrassed in my kitchen seeing its final shape and am sure, that story is definitely a topping over the dessert for all our friends.
I don’t know how far I will be able to sustain this new found interest in blogging but as long as I have a bulldozer behind me, yes my CJJ, I will be sharing some of my experiments from the kitchen...and I start my first one here, raising a toast to my parents, my CJJ and to all of you, my friends !!