5 Things Tuesday — Icebreakers

We have been talking about food related topics here on 5things. This week I wanted to break the mould. Oh dear ! That’s another food related metaphor. I am afraid I can’t help myself. I simply love writing about food. This week’s topic is Icebreakers or Conversation starters. Which are your favourites? Here’s my list: 1. It’s terribly hot /cold (according to the time of … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Icebreakers

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5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

Every Tuesday, here on 5things , I ask you to tell us about 5 of your favourite things based on a theme. This week, instead of asking you to name things you love, I want you to list food fads trends that you hate. Here is my list : Avocado Articles on health, food, and healthy food are full of the virtues of this fruit. … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

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

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

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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

5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

Although it cannot take the place of fresh food, you can’t beat tinned food for convenience. Requiring no special storage conditions and taking up very little storage space, canned food can be a life saver. Today I ask you to name 5 favourites. These can be ready to eat or ingredients for your recipes. Here are my favourites: Heinz baked beans In our family, this … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

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Blogging Insights–Planning or Pantzing ?

TODAY’S QUESTION Do you outline your posts (planning) or do you just go ahead by the seat of your pants (pantzing) ? MY ANSWER I think most people (myself included) would say that they use a combination of both methods. Whether I use planning or pantzing depends on many things : my mood, time, topic. Sometimes I use both for the same post. When I … Continue reading Blogging Insights–Planning or Pantzing ?

5 Things — 5 Favourite French Fries

Everyone loves French fries. They are most people’s favourite way to enjoy potatoes. Today I ask you to name five favourite kinds of French fries. You could name the brands/ chains that you love or you could list the toppings you adore — play it your way. Here are my top five : Old Fashioned These are the homemade kind that I grew up with. … Continue reading 5 Things — 5 Favourite French Fries