Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Eggless Wholewheat Apple Cinnamon Cake

So…yesterday I got a reason to bake again (though I do not really need one :p..I love it anyway). It was my father-in-law’s (FIL) birthday. 

As kids all of us always chose the cake of our choice; chocolate or pineapple, decorated with a doll, a car or the epic pair of bat and ball. Now with the evolution in cake baking, as adults boy don’t shy away from bottles of wine with bikini clad women at the pool and girls love to adorn their piece of cake with Louis Vuittons, pair of heels and the little black dress. The gist of all this is that a birthday cake is all about customization. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Gift of Nature

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The lush green trees
They stand tall and proud
The almond shaped leaves
They whisper, they swish with the music of the winds
The fragrance of wet mud
It’s earthy, it’s rustic
The mighty tides of the sea
They go high; they go low, just like various phases of life
The sound of chirping birds
It’s happy, it’s melodious
The colourful flowers
Blushing pink, calm lavender and radiant yellow
They are vibrant; they are effervescent, never failing to bring a smile on the face
Such is the beauty of Mother Nature
This precious gift should not be wasted but be embraced

A feeling of peace is what one gets when he/she is close to nature. A very common example that each one of us must have experienced is that a tree’s cool shade always brings respite on a hot summer day. Walking at the beach or on the grass bare feet is unique and incomparable to a walk on the road with the shoes on. The gift of nature is very special and thanks to my parents who have inculcated in me a sense befriending that gift from the early days.