Yeah! I have finally managed to get myself into the mood for blogging. After my 3 week break I was feeling a bit lazy and to accompany that I fell ill as soon as I got back to UK. Nothing serious just that the cold weather came as a shock after the mild temperatures in Pune. Well I am OK now and almost feel human again. It was very sweet of all of you to enquire about my health and thanks for all the " Get Well Soons" that I recieved. I think it has also intrigued some of you when I mentioned that my holiday turned out to be Medical Tourism. Well let me quickly explain why I said that. I won't go into too much detail as we do have so many other pleasant things to talk about ,don't we?
Well here goes. When I went to India I had a fair enough idea about what I needed to get done on a high priority basis and that was a small surgery that my son needed . It was something similar to removal of tonsils. So as soon as we got there we started the rounds of ENT specialists. Then came the x-rays ,the blood tests, the courses of antibiotics before the surgery,getting acquainted with hospital procedures and a hundred other things. The only comforting part was that my little one was the bravest little boy I have ever known. Not a single tear was shed through the entire process. After we got past that surgery , I had to visit the dentist for a week which needless to say was not a very pleasant experience. So most of the 3 weeks were spent in visiting doctors, lab-technicians, radiologists and chemists. So you see thats the reason why I call it medical tourism. All said and done I was thoroughly impressed with the medical facilities we got back home and the amount of things we managed to get done in such a short time. Hats off to our medical industry.
Well now its been a week since I got back and I haven't yet cooked anything thats worth blogging about. But I thought I would use this opprtunity to post a few photos of food that I have cooked in the past inspired from other blogs. I have meaning to post these photos for some time now, but there was always some or the other recipe that I wanted to blog about first.
Well the first one is Crispy Dosa that I made by following a recipe posted on Saroj's Cookbook. The dosa's were fab.
The second creation is my all -time favourite Sabudana Khichadi which I was inspired to make after seeing a fantastic photo of Khichadi posted by Jyotsna on her blog Cook's Cottage. Thank you Jyotsna.
The third is not cooked food but its this delicious fruit called Persimmon or Sharon Fruit which I bought and ate for the first time this autumn. It is the most delicious fruit I have eaten after alphonso mangoes. To this I thank three people 1. Vaishali of Happy Burp for having ones mentioned it to me and encouraged me to try it. 2. Ashwini of Food For Thought for creating a post called Fruit of The Fall. and thirdly 3. Meeta of Whats for Lunch Honey for her post of Persimmon Spice Cake. Thanks all of you
And last but definitely not the least are these yummilicious Coconut Pineapple Fairy Cakes I made following a recipe posted by Vaishali on Happy Burp. Its unbelievable that such delicious cakes can be made by following a recipe on the back of a sugar pack. We must start taking these recipes more seriously.