Serendib Kitchen

Beautiful comfort

I brought some chocolates over (along with rice and curries) to a friend going through a tough time last night. Is it any wonder that I love cooking so? You get to make beautiful objects, and also feed people. What could be better? I have a bunch of computer work to do today, but Kavi …

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Sunday (Monday) dinner: broccoli and ginger-garlic chicken

Our Sunday dinner was a little harried this week, because I was still sick on Sunday, so we pushed it to Monday since there wasn’t school, and then I forgot that Kavi had an orthodontist appointment, plus I was finally making good progress on my revision after much procrastination, and Kavi was super-tired, so we …

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Thank god for banana bread

  Anand came downstairs saying, “I came down because it smells so good!” Another round of chai-spiced banana bread, with dried cranberries stirred in. I’ve finally cleared the rather immense backlog of overripe bananas, which is good, because we are about to have some more to toss in the freezer. The kids go through phases …

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More filled chocolates, with white chocolate decoration

Another round of the Ginger, Passionfruit & Cashew Chocolates I made yesterday, this time in a small dome mold. These molds don’t have the intricacy of the patterning of the previous mold, which means they’re perfect for adding additional decoration. (And hey, maybe I did tempering okay after all, because those chocolates have a nice …

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Mango Fluff

Kavya: “But mango fluff is so delicious and making it was so easy! Why don’t we make this all the time?” Me: “Well, now *you* can make it all the time if you want.” [I taught her how to make it for this week’s Sunday dinner. Video forthcoming shortly.] Kavya: “Hm. Maybe I will invite …

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Wild Sweet Orange tea, with fresh ginger, honey, cloves, and a slice of clementine

Made it home, Thai takeout for dinner, because between me being sick and Kevin covering for me at home, plus the first week of classes, we’re both wiped, and the kids are tired too. But I *was* feeling well enough to go down just now and make myself a cup of tea to soothe my …

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