For all of you who are nuts about cooking, or even for those among you who go nuts when cooking (like yours truly), here is a site especially meant for you folks.
Cookzillas is a google-search styled site which allows you to find recipes simply by keying in the ingredients you have on hand. For instance, I tried entering “bread milk sugar oil cardamom” into the search box and here are the results I received:
So, tarry not. It may make your day and just might find you a new recipe along the way.
The smell of freshly baked cakes in the nipping air…..the sound of pealing bells…..the merry chatter of playing kids….these are all part of the special memories of Christmas.
The word ‘Christmas’ is synonymous with happiness, holidays and cakes.
In school, teachers would be in a hurry to finish off the portions for the Christmas exams, so that the kids don’t say that the questions were out of syllabus. Half-Yearly exams were conducted in the third week of December and we kids would be in a frenzy to be done with them. Because, after that would begin one of the most glorious holidays of the year, the 10-day Christmas vacations 🙂
At home, Mom would be busy finishing off the baking and cooking, while we clamoured to get a Christmas Star hung in front of the house, and start work on the Crib and Tree.
Another highlight of Christmas was the arrival of cousins and the amount of time we spent exploring the paddy fields, discovering hitherto unknown nooks and niches. Since we live in God’s Own Country, we don’t have any snow (maybe God prefers tropical climates like we have here). However, being December, the weather is slightly colder during the evenings and early mornings.
These are memories from 15 years ago. For various reasons, it has been at least 6 years since I made a Crib or decorated a Xmas tree from scratch. Now that Baby has arrived in our midst, I would love to make a magical Christmas for him next year, when he is one year old. Till then, I will have to make do with borrowed Christmases at my relatives’ homes.