Some visiting friends the other day asked us curiously, Don’t you get bored staying here? It seems very romantic in theory, but we don’t know how long that will last. […]
It’s that backbreaking time of year again – urad picking.I love this dal and everything you can do with it, from idli to dal makhni to halwa, so every year […]
Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s wishing you all a healthy, fulfilling and joyous 2020! My new year resolution is to keep a weather diary. And make a rain gauge. I […]
When you have a row of climbing plants like peas, beans or gourds, you need a trellis. Whether you decide on a wooden or a metal one, there’s a fair […]
We harvested a bed of colocasia (shepankizhangu/ arbi/ taro) today. I love this tuber vegetable, and its leaves too, that you can make into delicious patrode, west-coast style.But the best […]
The house is clean enough, why have we been thrown out?
Also known as an aattukal, the kalloral or wet grinding stone used to be an indispensable tool in every south Indian home. Then there was the flat ammi kal, which […]