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Some Coincidence!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

These days Mumbai is experiencing some truly awesome Weather--the Tempratures are hovering between 8-15 degrees Celsius--which for Mumbaikars is cold and chilly!!My sister Ritu--who was born and brought up in Chandigarh is wearing Socks,a Cardigan and uses a Cotton stuffed Quilt every night to cover herself to combat the Cold---besides these days our Meals consist of one Dish Specials----hearty bowls of steaming Laksa or Khau Suey for Dinner--courtesy Madame Ritu and her I Pad--which provides the Recipes!!Unfortunately we have not been to the Fish Market to buy Fish from Sarla--one of Sudhir's trusted Fish Vendors nor have I been buying it at the Door--The Kitchen was in various stages of taking shape earlier and later of being assembled.During this time we made do by ordering out and also having my friends sending us a steady supply of home made Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Food--leaving my Kitchen flooded with Containers that have to be returned--but cannot be sent back empty--just not done in our Community!!
Of these the largest number of Containers belong to my dear friend Pushpa--who'd keep sending us plenty of Food regularly.Now she is a Fishatarian who really relishes Fish and eggs--but does not eat Poultry or Meat.Besides she really relishes my Curries and since yesterday was Wednesday I made some Dry Fish--"Sungta" Curry to send in one of her Containers.While talking to Vanita I told her to send Asha----the Fisherwoman who makes the rounds of our area--for I wanted to buy some Mackerels for a Curry.Imagine the coincidence when Asha rang the Door Bell literally moments later--carrying a depleted Basket of Fish--and all it contained was some Prawns/Shrimp and about a dozen small Mackerel and about 12 pieces of assorted other Fish--6 pieces each of Kingfish and Black Pomfret locally called "Surmai" and "Halwaa".Now while I'm not too fond of Fish anymore it had been a long time since I'd cooked some--and while I don't much relish Fish these days I love my Fish Curry and Rice like any other self respecting Konkani--specially on a chilly Winter's day!!As she cleaned and gutted the Fish and shelled and deveined the Prawns for me, we chatted.
She too lost her husband about 5 years back and she was commiserating about how things change after the loss.As we compared Notes she said a surprising thing.She said that her husband was very fond of Fruit--she'd buy a regular supply of every Seasonal Fruit for him and it was his favourite Snack.However she couldn't bring herself to even touch the Fruits after he died--for it just saddened her terribly and made her cry.It was her grand daughter who gave her the reason to buy it once more--she asked Asha "Aaji don't you love me enough to buy me Fruit anymore?Or was it only Aazobaa that you loved?" Asha says that it was as if something hit her hard on the head--the child was her Grandpa's favourite--and since then Asha makes it a point to carry Fruits each day when she makes her way home after finishing the day's sales.It is not the same but she says the fact that the child looks forward to it makes the effort she makes worth while!!I guess it is the same with me over Fish--Sudhir loved it--specially fried Fish--his favourite Meal was Dal-Rice and Fried Fish--and he just couldn't get enough of it!!
Later as I cleaned the Fish I asked Vanita to get me Pushpa's Containers--I thought I'd send her some Dry Fish Curry immediately and on Saturday cook the Mackerel Curry she relishes so much--when once more the Door Bell rang.This time it was Pushpa herself--and she'd come to visit me unexpectedly!!I was extremely happy to see her--and insisted she stay on for Lunch.The two of us ate a very simple meal--with Vanita making steaming hot Multigrain Flour "Phulkas" and frying the Fresh Mackerel crisp for her to enjoy--for me it was loads of hot steaming Rice with generous doses of Fish Curry--accompanied by the Potato and Fenugreek Leaf Vegetable Curry I'd cooked that morning!!It was a leisurely Lunch followed by two hours of Gossip--most of it inconsequential--but highly entertaining!!
It is the very simple things in Life that can light up one's day--spending a few hours with Pushpa and the unexpected pleasure of feeding her favourites myself instead of sending these over really made my Day!!!

  
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BOVEY63 2/1/2013 1:26PM

    Life's simple pleasures really are the best!
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SLIMMERJESSE 1/25/2013 1:04PM

    Yes, the simple things bring me the most joy and pleasure.

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NITAINMN 1/24/2013 1:47PM

    so happy to hear you had a lovely day with friends, Asha, whom you know from many years by sharing and comparing notes. Yes! Nothing like the time spent lazying away with a friend, lunch and gossip! There are no co-incidences in my book. Ask what you want and the Universe will grant you....so, be careful what you ask, as they say!!!

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MILLISMA 1/24/2013 9:51AM

    So glad you have her to talk to. What a wonderful friend and such a special day you had. Impromptu gatherings can be the most fun.

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/24/2013 8:29AM

    Such a lovely time with your friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAASHA17 1/24/2013 7:34AM

    Friends and lunch and gossip..best times...

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OVERWORKEDJANET 1/24/2013 5:50AM

    Ah, friends and food!

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DRASADAF 1/24/2013 1:09AM

    That was an awesome day u spent for sure...miss home now....

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MIRFA71 1/24/2013 12:51AM

    That was a wonderful day. Sometimes very small things bring a lot of joy and satisfaction to our hearts. And these are the moments to be cherished. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/24/2013 12:19AM

    Oh KOmal that sounds like a lovely day I am so glkad you found pleasure in it!

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Another Day

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am gradually realising that Life and Time can both be moulded according to necessities.Having come to terms and accepted the Pain and the Loss of the fact that a major portion of life as I knew it can never be resurrected I'm going around trying to build one that will God Willing continue till I die.It's not that I blame God for Sudhir's death--for I know that everyone who is born has to die one day--that is the finality of Life---but it's just that I do not need the urge to communicate with God the way I used to.Those days I would talk to Him all the time---He was my Friend,my constant Companion.I can still feel Him around me and in my heart but today the words have frozen.Maybe as Sayali puts it, it was the fear and the stress of losing Sudhir to Death that made me hyper sensitive--whereas today the worst I feared has come to pass and so maybe I'm somewhere resigned in my mind about Life.I have never asked for anything for myself except Sudhir's well being and long life---for me that was the core my very existence rested on.Today I'm trying to recreate a new base to shore up my feet--and slowly but surely I'm succeeding.
Reading my Holy Books gives me peace--and soothes my mind into a level of relaxation--and last but not the least assuages the Pain a little for the time being.Another Hobby that I'm pursuing once more is Knitting--very slowly for I can't do much thanks to my right arm being the way it is---but it is turning out to be very good excercise for my shoulders--since both are in two varied stages of being frozen!!!I also am going to take up my Tapestry and Cross Stitch Work once more--for during the heat of summer to even think of Wool makes me break out in a sweat!!Only thing is that I'll be using the Matty Fabric instead of Linen or Casement Fabrics as then I can use the blunter,thicker Needles instead of the finer,more pointed ones.Sudhir would never even let me stitch his buttons on back on his shirts for fear that I may prick myself--and he wanted me to get rid of my beautiful Sewing and Knitting Pattern Books Collection because he used to feel that I'd go behind his back and indulge myself with these during my time alone at home.I may get rid of any other Books but never these for I have slowly and laboriously collected these scouring through all the Craft and Hobby Stores across Bombay/Mumbai!!Sudhir too has joined me in literally scrounging the length and breadth of City for years and years---and many of these have been Gifts from him--picking out the ones he felt I could use!!This keeps me occupied for a long time and also helps me to concentrate on the Task at hand--for since I'm a perfectionist I who hate having to redo everything till it ends up just so---it really works in helping to keep all other painful thoughts at bay.
As a child my father taught me to observe the World around me---and it is gradually turning into an interesting pastime once more.I have begun to observe the people I come into contact with minutely--leading to some astounding and some truly hilarious conclusions!!Each day springs up something new and this too keeps me busy marvelling at the diversity of Human nature!!My subjects are the people around me--including the Vegetable Vendor who comes to the door daily and the Fisherwoman--while I buy stuff from them,I also talk to them and the way they react to certain situations in Life can at times be amusing but is always helpful in teaching me something new about Life.Today I am once more realising and counting my Blessings--I have since Birth lived an extremely happy and privileged Life--having so very much to be thankful for!!Maybe this realisation will gradually help me reconnect my Hotline with My Friend once more--for I really miss the Conversations i had with Him immensely!!

  
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MIRFA71 1/25/2013 1:10PM

    I love cross stitch, knitting and other craft work. Doing a bit of crochet . When you start a project you kind of get addicted to it and want to finish it off. emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/23/2013 4:14PM

    Some prayers are too deep for words.If you are silent, God will sit beside you and be silent with you knowing the words are lost that would have communicated what you need to say.

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BOVEY63 1/23/2013 3:26PM

    Enjoy your creativity and reconnecting with your old Friend!
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NITAINMN 1/23/2013 1:17PM

    Yes, I too like knitting and counting my blessings. It is very relaxing to knit and gratitude is what I feel when I realize how fortunate my life has been. Even what is considered sad times of my life have been nothing but, educational in a spiritual format of life as we asked for them, prior to coming down to earth. I too like you still ask that my husband may surpass his life over mine. So, he could enjoy it now that he is busy taking care of me due to my illness. Too busy rushing me every week to the ER, helping me stop the daily bleeds, making sure I do not do anything around the house, while he even does the cooking. There is also a selfish need and fear if he is gone, who will care for me, how can I live independently? It is this dependency that attaches to our loved ones that hinders our self-realization. So, I am working on surrender to god and only offer pure love to my husband, without expectations for my selfish reasons. Life's lessons are really strong: First, we are taught attachment, are expected teach our children the same and finally in what is considered old age, we have to detach ouselves from all the loved ones by focusing all the attention and attachment only to God! For me, it s the illness to the body that taught this lesson as taught in the Vedas. emoticon emoticon

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DRASADAF 1/23/2013 10:30AM

    me too love knitting n all other crafts which used to b my school crafts and we used to buy things from Dadar BB...but my mother never allowed me to do it much ..she would make me study instead..i still love it but sadly forgot so much of it..

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SAASHA17 1/23/2013 8:00AM

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Sending you love!

I'm glad you are finding things to do, new and old.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 1/23/2013 5:36AM

    Good for you, keep finding new things to see around you. The world is full of wnderful people.

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Lessons Learnt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

As January advances towards it's end I've come to certain Conclusions about myself and my life.The vacuum of losing Sudhir is huge--and the fact that we literally were joined at the hip and lived in each other's pockets for almost 42 years is mostly maybe the cause.Memories help but these are cold comfort when one feels completely lost and lonely--drifting without a shore in sight on the Sea of Life!!I have also realised that the Pain of my loss will never lessen nor will it ever fade away---so I guess it's a permanent fixture in my heart now.Despite this Time does not stand still and that is why I have taken this new decision.
Getting the Kitchen remodeled has been therapeutic and cathartic---all the unnecessary clutter I'd collected and hoarded has come into the open--and disposing off the stuff I don't actually need is giving me a sense of release.All that Tupperware I was hoarding up for our daughters and grand daughter is now out in the open and I have begun using most of it in the Kitchen.Here I've retained only those of the old lot which is still great to look at and is also useful to boot--while discarding those in not so great shape. Vanita will be carrying the bulk of these Containers home--I no longer require so many Containers to store Snacks in since I snack rarely and 2-3 large Containers are sufficient for me.It was Sudhir who needed the various shapes and sizes to store his stuff----his favourite Indian Sweets,his Chocolates and not to forget his favourite Savouries--topping the list was Potato Wafers/Crisps which really needed a huge Container to hold the big Packets of the stuff he got home!!
This has also encouraged me to clean up the other stuff in the house---and quite a few things are finding themselves out in the Cold--for I've decided to dispose off these too.I have gradually started to think of "Me" instead of "We" and have made a few small changes in the way I think.Today I try to concentrate on making myself as self sufficient as possible--my basic independent nature won't allow me to depend completely on our daughters or our siblings--both his and mine.I have also started to count my Blessings for whatever i have and I'm truly grateful to God for the beautiful Death He granted Sudhir.In time I hope I get a similar one too.I have realised that I was brooding over the Past and dwelling upon it far too much--and the danger of slipping into Depression was constantly hovering over my head.While I still cannot bring myself to perform a regular "Pooja" daily,I have begun reading one of my Holy Books--the Life and Miracles of Swami Gajanan Maharaj of Shegao.I'm also a staunch believer in Swami Samartha of Akkalkot and meditating on these give me a feeling of Peace whenever I'm too upset.I have now decided to try and practice gradual Detachment from Life---getting rid of the "Wants" exposes the "Needs" and Life becomes much simpler.
While I cannot stop the Memories from flooding back I can at least try to enjoy them--and accept them as beautiful Moments from my Past frozen in my mind.I feel guilty when Sayali makes it a point to call me everyday--just to find out how I am--I feel as if I'm an added responsibility she has taken on herself after Sudhir passed away--I want her to live her Life without an added headache--me.I want both our daughters to return to the carefree women they were when their father was alive instead of these oddly mature ones who have taken their place.I once more want to be their Mother not someone they need to look after and feel responsible for.While I know that I cannot turn the clock back I can atleast try to resurrect a little of the strong,confident person I used to be once more.
This is something that I owe to my husband,my daughters and myself---become a responsible and confident Woman once again!!

  
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BOVEY63 1/23/2013 3:23PM

    It sounds to me like you are well on your way to becoming that responsible and confident woman! Your grief is understandable due to the amazing bond you and Sudhir shared.

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MILLISMA 1/22/2013 8:22PM

    You will get there. It's been over 4 years now forme and yes, the memories and the heartbreak of the loss are still there - some days worse then others - but you are moving in the right direction. Some of the things are are doing are cathartic even though you may not realize it and they are also helping you to be stronger. One day, you will realize how strong you are and so will your daughters. When there has been true love that was very strong, it always stays with you.

hugs to you, my special friend....you are a remarkable lady

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/22/2013 1:20PM

    What a wonderful thing you are doing for yourself and your daughters. Although I have never been married, I partly understand because my sister and I live in the family house of 80+ years. There are still a lot of memories on walls, and tucked in boxes, and in this kitchen that has never been remodeled with its high back sink and tall cupboards. Gradually rugs and some furniture has changed. Wen I come in from outdoors, I still think of following my grandmother in. She was short and stooped, and paused on every step. She lived here until whe was 82 and I'm so glad she never had to leave! I send you a smile and a hug.

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NITAINMN 1/22/2013 1:18PM

    Even the stongest of strong willed people, it takes time to slowly accept and move on. Glad to see you have taken the first step in clearing. As you clear your surroundings, you will ready your heart too and notice God is truly your soulmate. If you are into paranormal stuff, I suggest Sylvia browne's books. You will note her candid writings of her experience about the other side, which is higly sophisticated another world, just as our scriptures say. Anyway, one step at a time. Relieved to note you have started thinking as me versus we. Yes, living in the past or future makes one miss out on the present , which is truly a gift from God.


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SAASHA17 1/22/2013 7:21AM

    u are strong...and it takes time ...Sayali calls coz she loves u and i dont think ur a headache to them...they are ur kids after all..

take care
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OVERWORKEDJANET 1/22/2013 5:56AM

    emoticon It takes time, friend. You are getting there.
Cleaning out unneeded items is helpful.

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/22/2013 12:27AM

    You have always been a strong and confident woman it takes time to grieve .Sayali cals you because she loves you.I doubt very much she sees you as an added headache but rather as the fascinating woman who is her Mum. I consider myself lucky to call you friend ! hugs,Cheri

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Of Kitchens........and Kitchens--5!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

When we first bought this place the minute Kitchen was the only drawback.The view however more than made up for it---cooking looking out at the beautiful Vegetable Patch made it worthwhile!!The Counter faced the window however the Counter Space was limited and so was the Storage.My Kitchen measures just 6' in width and 8' in length--surprisingly small for those days. Our ceilings are about 9' high--not really high ceilinged but good enough!!Those days with two very young daughters we preferred to keep a folding Dining Table in the Kitchen.It ensured that I could feed our children nice hot Indian Rotis or Flatbread right off the "Tawaa "or Griddle straight into their plates during their early Dinner.Those days Sudhir would reach home late--by 9-9.30 p.m. and I'd feed the girls a small Dinner to keep them till the main Meal--and that was when this Table would become really useful.Later it began serving as a makeshift Study Table--for I'd get them to do their Homework sitting there while I cooked the Dinner.
As they grew up and the Kitchen expanded--new additions in both Appliances as well as Utensils made their appearance I got it restyled in 1980.This was when Sudhir bought me my first Cooking Range.Those days these were very new in the Market and I wanted one because I'd grown up drooling over these in all the British Magazines my mother subscribed to when I was young.So it was a very dear Dream--and Sudhir bought me one as a surprise Gift to me on my Birthday.Bombay has a lot of Book Sellers--literal treasures can be bought for a Song on the pavements in Fort--Kalaa Ghodaa area.These include rare first editions as well--one just has to know where to look for these!!One day after we bought the Range Sudhir came home with a thick hard bound Cook Book--and within it's pages lay all those Dishes I'd dreamt of cooking up--in both Imperial and Metric measurements!! Then began a phase that was to last for almost 10 years--Breads,Cakes,Cookies,Biscuits and Puddings--you name it---I made it!!I became a really good Baker--and till today both our girls--more specially Sayali drool over the super light Victoria Sponges,Ribbon Cakes,Marble Cakes and Swiss Rolls I made.Bread was my speciality too and various Pies--but most of all Shepherd's Pie was the Family favourite.Roasts,Biryanis,Kababs and traditional Fish Dishes would all turn out finger licking perfect--till one day my Oven died on me!!The next to go was the Grill and no amount of coaxing or repairs could get it working again--so I was forced to let go of it with a heavy heart----and a new phase of plain Gas Stoves commenced.We aquired an OTG--short for Oven Toaster Grill which used Electricity instead of Gas but the size was much smaller so gradually my Baking petered out.Baking in small quantities was such a bore!!
Both the Girls loved eating Roast Chicken--but Sudhir would need a proper 5-6 course Indian Meal so I'd cook these Dishes for Dinner whenever he had to attend formal Bar Dinners at the Court.One night he rang the bell pretty early after such an Event--and asked for Dinner!!I was stunned--all I had was Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes,Onions and Gravy with home made Dinner Rolls!!Luckily scrounging through our cavernous 'Fridge I emerged victoriously with Rice,a Vegetable Curry and Dal--enough to satisfy his appetite.I learnt a lesson that night--I'd always keep sufficient food for him in the 'Fridge--for it gradually became a pattern with him.He'd eat a light Snack around 7 p.m. just before he left and come back home later to a full Dinner.I liked to cook all his favourites for it was the only Meal apart from Breakfast that he ate at home on Weekdays.Weekend Breakfasts were special--cooked and served late with Bacon,Eggs and Bread cooked in a variety of ways--the most popular being Eggs on Tomatoes!!This is actually a variation of a Parsi Speciality.Among the Parsis Eggs are cooked along with a variety of vegetables.A base is prepared by sauteing finely chopped Onion with minced Garlic and Ginger in Ghee till the Onion turns transclucent.Then chopped Tomatoes,finely minced Green Chillies,Mint and Cilantro Leaves are added along with a a little Coriander-Cumin powder and Salt to taste.When the Tomato turns pulpy and Ghee shows at the edges,the heat is turned low and Eggs are gently broken over it.The dish is then covered and simmered over a low flame till the Eggs set--sunny side up.Many a time I'd add Minced Lamb to the Tomatoes or Bacon chopped up fine or sometimes Ham or Salami----this made a substantial Breakfast for us as Lunch would be late.You can also add finely chopped Spinach Leaves instead of the Tomatoes or even Okra cut up in small pieces.This Dish is eaten with crisp,buttered Toast--and very tasty it is too!!Sunday lunches were really special and while Sudhir did the shopping I'd make the necessary preparations.
Sudhir and his talkative Tail Sayali would leave to fetch the fresh Meat from the Butcher for the Lunch along with fresh Vegetables.Till they came back I'd make the preliminary preparations and my Onions--actually Shallots would already be frying in the Pan before they arrived home.There would usually be a Meat Curry,a Salad,one Vegetable Curry and if the Meat had a thick Gravy, then a Dal too to serve over the Rice.Sundays meant Pulaos--Rice roasted in Ghee till Golden, seasoned with Spices cooked with Peas or Vegetables with Salt to taste.The Dal would be special too--different Seasonings and Spices would be added and the cooking medium would always be home made Ghee--never Oil!!One thing was truly exasperating--the Girls managed to finish all the Meat pieces by evening--making it necessary for me to boil a dozen Eggs and add to the Gravy that remained!!Today those same girls are pretty particular about the quantities they eat--and I miss those carefree days---they were really great fun!!
Fish was our staple Diet--cooked every single day!!My Fisherwoman Jaya came to the Door everyday except on Mondays and certain Feast days when we didn't eat even Onion and Garlic--forget the rest!!When Sayali was very young this used to be a fun time.Sayali would greet Jaya like a long lost friend everyday---rush about getting her a glass of Water,finding her a comfortable "Paat" to sit on and once satisfied that Jaya was comfortable asking me to make a cup of Tea or Coffee for her----all this because Jaya brought the freshest Fish to our door.Then she'd pore over Jaya's "Paati' as we called the huge flat Basket of Fish Jaya carried on her head.This would be laden with a huge variety of Fish--huge Tiger Prawns/Shrimps,Pomfrets,Black Pomfrets,Kingfish,Mackerel,Salmon,Sardines
,Sword Fish,Shark--you name it she had it!!The funniest part is that Crows would appear at the Kitchen window sill, cawing away--a signal to Sayali that Jaya and her basket of Fish were on their way up to our Flat!!Jaya is the one who taught me to cook a large variety of Fish--and she introduced our Girls to a large variety of tastes.Clams,Mussels,Crabs, she taught me to clean all these and also cook them.Jaya is one person whom I miss for she was one of my soulmates--a truly kindred soul!!Today there are just memories left for she passed away 10 years back--and the taste of her Fish still lingers on in our minds and on our tongues.
It was in 1984 that Sudhir insisted on getting me the latest Kitchen at the time--and this Kitchen lasted me till December 2012--when I finally replaced it with the present one.Today I have come face to face with so many things I just bought but never used--and I'm winnowing out the Chaff from the Grain by getting rid of what I don't need.Vanita and Hira Bai are disposing off all that stuff which none of us need----but carrying home the good stuff I don't need or use anymore.I've finally taken out my prized new Tupperware--the older used Tupperware Vanita will be taking home---and that which is no good goes into the Dust Bin.Already I have cleared a lot of space by getting rid of the extra unwanted Tupperware,Crockery and Cutlery thereby keeping a Kitchen which I can clean regularly every 10 days to ensure that both the Kitchen and me remain in great shape!!

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 1/22/2013 12:32AM

    I am drooling just reading your meals ,I would have to do a walk around Mumbai to burn off the calories after such a feast!

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MILLISMA 1/20/2013 7:04PM

    Kitchens are such an important part to any household. Many times, everyone seem to congregate in the kitchen. Like you, I have been going through and taking out what I haven't used and no longer need.

Thanks again for sharing another wonderful story.

hugs...Mary Anne

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MIRFA71 1/20/2013 12:08PM

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Of Kitchens........and Kitchens--5!! Pictures

Sunday, January 20, 2013


My Kitchen Window--and The View

The Sink

The New Counter and My Gas Stove

My Chimney and the Kitchen Shelves

My Refurbished Kitchen Cupboard

The Shelf for the Ovens and Electric Tandoor under it

The Wall opposite the Window

  
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MIRFA71 1/22/2013 12:34PM

    Beautifully renovated.

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DRASADAF 1/22/2013 10:27AM

    hmm can see ur tupperware...lovely renovation....new gas stove..congrats...

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*MADHU* 1/22/2013 10:24AM

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/22/2013 12:32AM

    Lovely!

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BOVEY63 1/21/2013 10:59PM

    Looks wonderful! Love those cabinets!

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MILLISMA 1/20/2013 11:22AM

    Looks beautiful!!! What a great place to cook!! emoticon

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JASI27 1/20/2013 9:39AM

    That's awesome! Enjoy it!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 1/20/2013 9:30AM

    How nice! I love the cabinet space.
It reminds me I never posted completed pictures of my kitchen update!

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/20/2013 8:07AM

    I love the big window and all the storage. It looks like you have tall ceilings. Thank you for sharing your life and home with me! emoticon

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