Green path tunnel in a forest

On Greens and Plants and Thumbs

Green. As words go, it’s pretty unappealing. It doesn’t have the smooth elegance of ‘incandescent’ or ‘dalliance’. Put it next to its monosyllabic brethren like ‘youth’ or ‘wheat’, and it still comes up wanting. Olive Right off the bat, it throws the hard ‘guh’ sound at you. Say ‘guh’ a […] Read more »

daffodils in a blue vase

The Joys in Life

You know what brings joy to life, a smile to the face, and warmth to the soul?  Yes, the breeze on a hot summer day, no doubt.  And the laughter of an innocent child, true.  Okay, you can have your hug from a loved one as well.  But besides all […] Read more »

Romanesco broccoli or Roman cauliflower is a fractal vegetable

The 8 Stages of Cooking

Life in Singapore led me to think cooking was an optional skill.  Dirt cheap, nutritious food from a million billion cuisines was to be had at every street corner. England, however, is another story.   Here, you can have any two out of the triad of healthy, varied and cheap.  […] Read more »

A shy duck on grass with autumn leaves hiding its head

Capsicum curry and a duck.

(Edit:  Per request, recipe at the bottom.  It’s basic and easy and I feel totally self-conscious posting it.  I hope you’re happy, random Googler.) ——— Here’s dinner. Just look at those colours.  Riotously Indian, like Rajasthan on a plate. I would post a picture of the kadhi but it looks […] Read more »