~ The husband was in Delhi on work last week, and returned home over the weekend. When he asked if I wanted anything from Delhi, I told him I didn’t need anything specific, and to pick up anything he thought would interest me, if he had the time. The guy frequented the grocery store near his place of work whenever he had time to spare, and picked up a few special ‘Dilli’ things. Packets of mini rajma, the softest of paneer, and makhana were among the things that came home with him. 🙂 I was overjoyed. He knows me a little too well. 🙂 The paneer in Delhi has a freshness all its own, I must say!
~ I read up a bit on makhana, and came to know that they are lotus seeds, popularly used in Delhi and some other North Indian states. I haven’t seen much of them in Bangalore, or tasted them, ever. I am curious to know what they taste like, and eagerly looking forward to cooking them. I’ll make a curry out of them, maybe. Apparently, they have loads of health benefits. Has any of you tried them out? What other uses can I put them to?
~ I have been facing a sort of reading slump, after I finished with the last couple of books. I have leafed through quite a few books from my TBR pile, but nothing is really holding my attention. The OH asked me if I wanted to buy a new book, but I refused. No blurb or dust jacket is capturing my fancy at the moment. 😦 Do you have any suggestions for me?
~ Just this morning, the sweet Greenboochi sent me an e-copy of The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani, a book that I had been waiting to get my hands on. Thank you so much, GB! 🙂 Is it the book I am meant to read presently? We shall see.
~ The OH’s birthday came on a day when he was in Delhi, much to my disappointment. The poor guy was up to his gills in work on that day, down with a cold and a headache, famished and craving for home-made rasam and hot rice and no food till 10 PM, and no gas in the guesthouse even for a steam inhalation. 😦 I was super-duper sad. To compensate, the OH’s cousin brought over a surprise cake on Saturday, and it was cut amidst great fanfare. Fun!
~ Amma has been staying over at my place because the OH was not in town all of last week. We have been having some fun girlie times together, and it is just like the old days. 🙂 We go out every morning for a walk and to buy fresh vegetables, and cook them in the evening. And, we have been experimenting quite a bit in the kitchen. I’ve learnt quite a few dishes from her – lemon poha, Bangalore bakery-style vegetable toast, ragda pattice and paratha frankies were among them.
~ It has been ages since we went on a trip! I am so craving for one now. I want to go to a place that is completely new to me, observe the little things around me, eat a new kind of cuisine, and see the local sights. Sigh!