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The British Short Bread and The Not so Mexican Bun

The weather's become rainy and wet. I'm on leave for a couple of weeks, with the best friend due to arrive to India shortly. While I'm sure that in itself will be an adventure, as this weather ALWAYS does, it's inspired me to head closer to the oven and begin cooking.

 Something that took a temporary break, and given meat is no longer the favorite ingredient for yours truly to cook for, it had to be the dreaded dessert disaster series.

The Mexican Coffee Bun

Anyone from Malaysia will know what I'm referring to. This was the craze, at one point of time, and since I'm frozen in 2006, for me, this is still the craze. Every single one of my plimgrimage to Mal has always made me run to Roti Boy (I'm sorry folks, no other variation will ever do it for me. No- I don't care how good anyother brand of what you might have it is..)

So the weather was right, the inspiration struck, a crazy gene in my body said why not and I thought I would give it a shot. The recip…

Oldest Dream

My oldest love is the love of a dream, for love, unconditional.
My  oldest pain is drain of that dream through time.

When every step was met with failure,
Every junction found pain.

With every so called saviour, was a flaw.
Their heart could not love that would escape sleep to dream.

And so it remains that a dream is but a dream,
There is no face or saviour.

And so that river of hope was drowned in pessimism,
Distrust and disdain.

For now if that sleep were to come that could provide such a dream with some reality,
To find that the sleeper sleeps no more, nor dreams in day

That ray has long since disappeared, for fear of being made a fool again.
Never again.

Kaffir Lime Leaves- In Bangalore

Want to make Tom Yam, Chicken Rendang, Mojito's with a lemony twist.. can't find Kaffir Lime Leaves?

Good news! Found them in Russel Market, fresh and beautiful. Look for the shop that sells lemon grass, along the vegetable section. Better yet, the fella also has galangal, asparagus, leeks, bok choy, celery.. amongst a host of other things.