• 171. pineapple paleta

    August 30, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Tinkering in the kitchen  When Niku my son, was home for his break, we bought a lovely orangey looking pineapple. Got excited thinking that it will be so sweet and juicy. We cut the pineapple and  much to our disappointment it was  sour. Couldn’t use it up in a salad as it was too sour.…

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  • Seviyan

    August 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Joy in everyones heart, smiles on their faces, a kaleidoscope of colors, festivities everywhere, homes spic and span, neighbors, friends and families exchanging gifts, the glowing warmth of the fairy or diya lights, a frenzy and chaotic kitchen making trays full and bowls full of food. Be it Diwali, Eid, Christmas or any festival, celebrations is equated…

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  • 143.beetroot watermelon juice

    August 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    cool and sweet It seems that watermelons are here for most of the year. I bought one to serve after dinner but it was not sweet at all, though it was deep red. The next day the leftover chunks became a nice healthy drink. Served it to some guests of mine and they could not…

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  • 137. basil mint lemon drink

    August 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Niku’s recipe          Whenever my son Niku comes down home for a holiday, its fun to have him in the kitchen working with me. Not only do we bond while cooking but I also  get to learn a lot of things from him. A slight change here or an addition there makes…

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  • brown bread trifle

    August 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #9 What is the advantage of this theme? Old posts just get lost in the wide wide wide web unless they are very popular. Renu who blog’s at Cook with Renu has started a Facebook Group called Foodies_ Redoing Old Posts where every two weeks we can redo our old…

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  • 127.mint lemon juice

    July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    anytime nimbu pani time! Hot summers and immediately lemon and mint tend to be used in abundance. Both are suppose to be coolants and quench your thirst at the same time energizing zapped energy. I love serving fresh lemon juice to my guests as opposed to the artificial juices available in the market. They tend…

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  • 117. watermelon granita

    July 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Krishna’s 21st birthday A few days ago my niece celebrated her 21st. She probably celebrated it with something less sober but Krishna, we celebrated it with some yummy dessert. Sorry could not post the blog on your birthday as the dessert got ready at night and couldn’t take any photos. But now I am ready with…

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  • 111. Bapuji’s laddoos

    July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Very tasty and easy Everyone remembers some special moments they shared with their grandparents. I was not fortunate enought to spend a lot of time with my maternal grandparents but was lucky to live with my paternal grandparents. My grandfather or bapuji as we called him, would love feeding us special dishes. No he never…

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  • 104. honeydew melon and orange smoothie

    June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

      extreme cooling remedy   We all know that melons have a cooling property. No wonder they are in abundance during the summer heat. Honeydew melons have slowly started appearing on the market in Mombasa. I love the ones that come from Voi. They tend to be juicy and sweet, most of the times.  Can’t…

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  • 92. mango strawberry smoothie

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    from Prina to her dad on Father’s Day     Nimesh, Prina and you can make this very easy smoothie. That will be her present to you. Am sure she will be tickled to bits and you in the process will enjoy a cool drink. If you can’t make it today then thats a plan…

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