Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Both my grand dads had 8 to 9 kids each, one was clean shaven, and the other had a walrus moustache.
My uncles had around 6 kids each and my dad 2, i have one son and wonder how the next generation will be!
The dwindling number has many reasons, main one being nuclear family and economical factor.
My school was 6 rs per day , boarding and lodging and education, now it is 600 Rs per day.
India is one of the most populated countries, yet we are seeing so many fertility clinics mushrooming.
Not that the other sex is not attractive, more creativity seen and fashions on the arise and cosmetics and businesses making the other gender admirable .
Something seems to be downing the fertility.
The bis phenol -A in the drinking water plastic bottles , they say has a negative effect on the fertility, the other being poly-sorbate in medicines.
Are we all guinea-pigs in some ones project for the depopulation of the world?
Monday, 29 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
I was watching a singing competition on the tube, and there were many adverts, and one was noodles, and how soon it can be prepared.
Kids are cute, that does not mean u can offer them what ever they like, when they are tempted by the adverts.
Let us break advert gimmicks for the health of the family.
I am here to promote a dosai which takes all the time and care for the welfare of the family, to prepare.
We buy whole wheat and dry them in the sun, we get them milled at the local grinders, and do not sieve them , u can stress DO NOT.
We keep the flour safe from the ants and others who have a sense for Best of nature.
We do not add any corn, soy ( cautious of GMO)no softeners.
If the menu has been decided as dosais for dinner, the flour is mixed with enough water, and onions are cut to size, salt to taste , and the dough is ready for dosais.
Minimum oil, preferably gingely, the dosais come out thin and crisp on an iron pan,best with dal and pickle, left over veggies if any goes great, especially ladies finger.
Switch off the tube, or there is no count of the dosais that u consume.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
The take away present after a wedding, in this part of the world, is the yellow colored bag with betel leaves,arecnut and coconut.
It is the wish of the marriage party to bless u with a stress free life and health, for being there to bless the couple.
Many a dish is prepared in the village with out heating the coconut kernel,
the chutneys, the milk for the appam, the seasonings for the sundal, the ladooos with jaggery, and ofcourse the coconut burfies.
Recently scientific studies say that the l arginine is found in this and peanuts, which help in keeping away vascular worries.
Ranging from the heart, down to the toes, with thoughts of the middle,
with cautious concern along with other dietary factors and life style management, nuts could be a great way to live for all of us.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
Many a home maker has turned to making ones own sprouted malt these days, as the ones in the market are not sprouted, nor are they aromatic and rich in nutrition.
This cottage industry has sprouted with the boost of the general practioners, who know that the powders that come in packaged colorful containers are anything but what they claim in the media.
I have a third cousin on my mothers side who has taken up this project work with zeal, but dampened with no encouragement.
She first selects wheat, rye, oats, green gram, mung dal,other pulses which have a tendency to sprout soon, soaks them separate and makes them sprout, she dries them in the shade and then gets them off to be grounded with the traditional stone grinders, and adding ginger,she enriches the malt with badam and pista.
There is many a way one could use this powder, we use it to make porridge with salt, seasoned at times with small onions, goes great by itself, home made lemon pickle would add credit to the dish.
For a healthy family, a malt made with love and care with no chemicals.