Thursday, 5 June 2014

Jacob's Creek Sparkling Rose Wine and Grilled Chicken ~ A Perfect summer cominbation

We (me and the husband) both like wines and keep trying new ones. So, when I was offered a bottle of Jacob's Creek Sparkling Rose wine to try a few days ago, I gladly accepted it. On a hot summer evening this weekend,  we unwind-ed with grilled chicken & sparkling wine; it turned out to be a delightful combination.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Mocha Kulfi ~ Coffee lover's Kulfi for summer

The husband is a coffee lover and he is a purist as far as coffee is concerned (that means filter coffee made from ground beans). In summers, coffee is a bit strong for the tummy and that's where this delightful Mocha Kulfi comes into the picture. I spotted this Mocha Kulfi recipe in May Issue of BBC GoodFood India Magazine and since it was super easy, had to try it ASAP. The Mocha Kulfi turned out to be a  delightfully decadent Kulfi with a dominating coffee flavor,  which becomes addictive to the tongue with every spoonful.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Sunshine Jams & Marmalade with The Gourmet Jar

I have vivid memories of having eaten one of the most magical Orange Marmalade, brought from Europe by my Uncle. It was bittersweet, had the most lovely flavor of oranges and  slices of Orange in it. Unfortunately, it also made my taste buds totally against the Indian Jams!! I found them to be too sweet & full of false flavoring. I never had an Orange Jam or Marmalade by Kissan or any Indian Brands for sure after that!! Then, about a year ago, through one of our food groups, I got a jar of Fig Contreau Jam made by Apeksha Jain, who had just started a range of Fresh, homemade, preservative-free jams called 'The Gourmet Jar'. One spoonful and I was hooked. I asked her if she made Orange Marmalade, she said yes but they were not the sweet ones but the bittersweet one she makes. I said ofcourse!! that's what I want!!!!
I loved the Orange Whiskey Jam from her range and since then only 'The Gourmet Jar' Jams are brought in our home.  The Jams are fresh, are not to sweet and have a wonderfully natural flavor of the fruits intact. It's become my staple breakfast in summers - my choice of TGJ jam for the day, toast of bread & tea (and maybe an omelette).