Up, Close and Personal10:30 AM
Do you believe in God? I do. I have faith in him for the minutest thing in my life and with his grace I never forget to count my blessings. I believe if we are true to ourselves God would always be there to help us. Remember this post where I talked about the terrible condition of my garden and cribbed about how we don’t get anyone to clean the mess? Then that weekend (next day) only a person came with a shovel asking if he could clean the garden.
He brought couple of his friends later and cleaned all the weeds within an hour. I asked those guys to come regularly on weekends to help me with the gardening but they said they came here for construction work and will go back very soon. So still am without a gardener but hubby has promised to help in preparing the flowerbeds. Now am happy and preparing to sow seeds for the next season.
On a happy note here are some garden pictures, not much as most of the pictures are lost with my last laptop.
Also yesterday Jay of the beautiful and inspiring blog Tasty Appetite tagged me with 8 questions for 8 food bloggers. This interview is described as a rolling interview by Anthony at Flavorful World Food and drink Blog to get to know our fellow food lovers and giving new comers to our respective sites a chance to see what makes us tick . Thanks Jay for thinking and passing it over to me. I find it very interactive and interesting.
- What are your favorite regional cuisines or specific foods?
Well being a Bengali I love our cuisine but also like to experiment with different recipes from the world.
Other favourites would be the mouth watering delicacies of Kerala and China.
- If you could have any four people, from any where at your place for dinner, who would they be?
I would invite only one person, Sachin Tendulkar and then will instruct the security gourd not to let anybody else in for the rest of the evening.
- What made you decide to start your site?
A few things like the praise that our family always get for the food Maa or dida cook. I wanted to share the recipes and preserve it through an online journal for the next generation. Also being a part of this beautiful world of blogging fascinates me a lot.
- Give your Top 4 Food blogs that inspire you the most?
- How would you describe your site to new readers?
I believe cooking is all about passion. If they get that passion in my recipes, pictures and blog my work is done.
- What's the best and worst thing about being a food blogger?
Best thing is being a part of this world where peers pat your back for good work, readers try out and appreciate your recipe and Husband gets complement for the hard work that you put in (that’s Bad!!!)
Worst thing is the plagiarism…Food blogging is lot of work, which some people don’t understand and steal without blinking.
- If you could just banish any one food, from the earth, what would it be?
It’s a Lentil called khesari (don’t know the English name). Studies show that this increases the possibility of cancer but still poor people in rural Bengal are eating this as it is cheap compared to any other protein. Shame on us.
- What's the one super power you wish you had?
Anything that can stretch the day with a couple of more hours and can give little more sleep in my son’s eyes. Am tired of running and cleaning after him.
- Indrani of Appayan
- Anjali of Anna Parabramha
- Preeti of Ising cake
- Pree of Preeoccupied
- Deepa of Hamari Rasoi
- Soomo of Oriya food
- Satrupa of food for thought
- Aipi of US Masala
I loved the questions that Jay framed so opt for this for my chosen set of bloggers.
Switch on the best in you my Dearies...