• Lemon Chutney

    September 17, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #162 LEMON AFFAIR The popular saying goes “When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well this does not mean that in the literal sense. It’s believed that the phrase was coined by a writer Elbert Hubbard in 1915. The reference to the lemon is in regard to its sourness or difficulty in life and basically indicates to overcome it and get on with life, to have a hopeful and optimistic outlook towards life. When Sasmita who blogs at First Timer Cook suggested lemons as our #162nd theme she didn’t want use to make lemonade. She wanted us to put on our thinking caps and make something different using lemons. For me that’s not a problem at all as I love lemon, the fragrance…

     
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  • Cherry Cheesecake

    September 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER C What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan.  For September we have to post a recipe with the letter C. The star ingredient for the dish should begin with C. I must admit that when I was in Montreal, hubby and I enjoyed all the berries that were in full season. We also had loads of succulent, ruby red, sweet cherries. So cherries is what I used for this theme. I usually cannot plan well ahead for any of the group events that I’m…

     
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  • Blueberry Buttermilk Scones#BreadBakers

    August 14, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BREAD BAKERS THEME : BREAKFAST BREADS August is when the theme for Bread Bakers was Breakfast Breads. These include yeast or quick breads, pancakes, muffins, scones, flatbreads etc. This exciting theme was chosen by fellow baker Felice Geoghegan who blogs at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs. If you are ever looking for recipes to make bundt cakes, cakes, muffins, cookies, breads then that’s the blog you have to check out. I can assure you that drooling will be at the maximum. When I think of breakfast breads few options pop up immediately in my head from buttery croissants, scones to Indian flatbreads. I was visiting my son in Montreal and whenever I’m there I go crazy buying all sorts of berries. The day…

     
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  • Blueberry Iced Tea

    July 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A-Z CHALLENGE THEME: A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER B Before I go into my usual story telling mode, I have to explain to you what the A-Z challenge group is all about. Every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan. The first letter was A. For July we have to post a recipe with the letter B.  I have chosen to use blueberries. The past few days in Montreal have been unbearably hot. Many states towards the Eastern side are experiencing a heat wave where temperatures are rising to 34°C but it feels so much hotter than that. A couple of days ago we went out as…

     
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  • Zaletti

    May 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: REGIONAL CUISINE -WEEK 2 DAY 3 Tomorrow is my best best best (note the x3 best) friend’s 60th birthday. Today a lunch was organized by her and her hubby for their friends, as she put it people that have made a difference in her life. I baked a orange saffron semolina cake for her. Well, not going to talk about the party but as I was sitting right across her, I admired how she was glowing in her pink outfit and I just couldn’t believe she is 60! Still very active, no aches and pains to complain about, a recent dazzling grandmother as she likes to call herself. Slim, confident, disciplined, a good singer, can make any party lively. We’ve…

     
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  • Chilled Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

    April 23, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Where are the RAINS?    Today my brain is all foggy and I can barely keep my eyes open. Last night was an uncomfortable hot night. The AC was on but I still felt hot. Its probably around 4a.m. that I fell asleep and got up at 8  a.m.! That meant it was like a mad rush getting lunch ready, getting the washing machine started and all the usual chores before 10a.m. when the water disappears from the taps. I didn’t manage to beat the clock, some chores are left and will have to tackle them after 4 when the water returns.     Many parts of Kenya have rainfall to the extend that floods are closing down roads, bridges and some places are impossible to…

     
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  • Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float

    March 26, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Cheers!    Go to any party, bar, pub, lounge, restaurant, reception, and you’ll see people clinking their glasses and saying cheers. Whether young or old, men or women, kids or adults all raise their glasses, filled with alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks to toast a host or for general good wishes to all present.   The word cheers originates from the French word chiere which meant face or head. By 18th century it meant gladness and was used as a way for encouragement. Today cheers is simply a way of wishing one or a group, good health and happiness.    It is believed that glasses were raised up as an offering of wine to the Gods. Clinking of glasses has many theories. However, no one is really sure which…

     
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  • Watermelon Gazpacho

    February 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Spreading Love    This is the first time I’m participating in the annual event #FoodBloggerLove Valentine’s Day. This event is organized by PinterTest Kitchen. This blog is run by Sharon Boyer and her two daughters Allison and Jessica.  Basically, you sign up for the event (it was a group I’d joined to share recipes and to get to know other bloggers, but forgot about the group till I got the invite to join in this event). Here, it works like  secret Santa. I got assigned a blogger and some else will get me.The deal is to either prepare something from the assigned blog or prepare something that he/she would like.We share our recipes on the same day(Please scroll down right to the bottom to see what…

     
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  • 707. Moringa and Mint Iced Tea

    September 28, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:24    What is Moringa? Its considered as the ‘new’ superfood with plenty of health benefits. Moringa is what we know as drumstick tree, the tree of life, horseradish tree, ben oil tree etc. One can consume the pods, flowers, seeds and leaves of this tree. India is the largest producer of moringa. My all time favorite is making the pods or sarghvo as its called in Gujarati, in a yogurt and chickpea flour gravy.    Moringa powder is a rich source of protein, 28g in every 100g. It’s one of the few plants that contains what is known as the complete protein. It easily can compete with animal based protein. It…

     
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  • 672. Strawberry Mug Cake

    July 18, 2017mayurisjikoni

    A quick dessert fix Theme: No Bake Desserts BM#78 Week 3 Day 2    I must admit its all these theme based cooking that is motivating me to either prepare bookmarked recipes or try out new recipes. I’ve come across so many mug cakes but never really bothered to try them out. For the No Bake Desserts theme, we are suppose to make a dessert which we would normally bake in a convectional oven but not bake it in an oven…confused?? Basically no using a convectional oven.     Taking advantage of the abundance of berries available in the markets in Montreal, I decided to make a mug cake in the microwave oven instead of using the convectional oven. I must admit I still love my…

     
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