5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

We have been talking about different kinds of bread in the last two installments of #5things. It follows quite naturally for the conversation to progress to Jams. Here are my favourites: Marmalade Strawberry Jam Blackcurrant Jam, Fig Jam, Apple Jelly Buttered toast and jam were regular parts of my childhood as was cream. I have tried not to let my kids get too used to … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

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Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic

TODAY’S QUESTION How do you think this pandemic year has been for blogging in general and your blog in particular? MY ANSWER It has been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in March 2020. The lockdowns and social distancing and the disease and fatalities that followed changed the world forever. My blog was a lifeline during this time. In … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic

5 Things Tuesday — Flat Breads

Today I will write about different varieties of my favourite flat bread : naan bread. Although my regional cuisine has lots of flatbreads like chapati , roti and paratha, there is nothing compared to naan. These are the kind I absolutely love: Classic or Sesame Naan These are incomparable fresh out of the oven or tandoor . I keep some in my deep freeze too … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Flat Breads

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “z” — Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

“The murder is the end. The story begins long before that — years before sometimes— with all the causes events that bring people to a certain place at a certain time on a certain day. All converging towards a given point…. And then the time comes — over the top! Zero hour.” These lines are said by the family lawyer in Zero Hour. What is … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “z” — Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” Y ” — WhY Didn’t They Ask Evans?

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is one of Agatha ‘s stand alone books meaning that it does not feature one of her famous detectives. The sleuthing is left to two “bright young things” who also become romantically involved. Apart from this, (fans will not be disappointed) the murder takes place in a small town. A country house is involved. There is subterfuge and impersonation. Several … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” Y ” — WhY Didn’t They Ask Evans?

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” X ” — Agatha Christie — The X Factor

Agatha Christie, the author and the woman, is an enigma. Whether it is your first encounter with her books, or you are a confirmed fan, several questions pop into your mind : What is the appeal of Agatha Christie? It is a hundred years since her first novel was published yet her popularity keeps growing. What is the appeal? Why did her play The Mousetrap … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” X ” — Agatha Christie — The X Factor

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5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls

Bread is something I cannot live without — I don’t understand my no carb and keto friends. Rolls are bread carried to the next level. Today I share with you some of my favourite rolls: Sesame & other seed rolls When I order soup in a restaurant I am more interested in the accompanying bread basket. If the rolls are numerous, in various shapes and … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” W ” — Mary Westmacott

Mary Westmacott is a pseudonym that Agatha used for six books. Although, she has thousands of fans worldwide who know her as mystery novelist Agatha Christie, very few have read the Mary Westmacott books. These books are also novels but they are deeper, more serious than her other books. They portray and examine human relationships, emotions and feelings. I have read only four out of … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” W ” — Mary Westmacott

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The Murder At The Vicarage , the first Miss Marple story, was published in 1930. Much more than any other of Agatha ‘s books (nearly all of which belong to it) this story belongs to the Cozy Mystery Genre. For the uninitiated, I have put down below the Wikipedia definition of a Cozy Mystery: Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie