Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Algonquin park trails

Distance: 550 Km.

Length: 2 days.

Here are some pictures taken from our weekend at Algonquin park. This was the first provincial park in Ontario and has some really great trails and camping sites. It will take some convincing to try the camping option though :)

On  the Mizzy Lake trail. Spotted a lot of moose trails

Beautiful forests at Algonquin Park

At Canoe Lake, Algonquin

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Québec City

Distance: 1864 Km.

Length: 3 days.

This has got to be one of the craziest ideas for a road trip. The Victoria weekend caught us by surprise and as usual we decided at the 11th hour to head to the much talked about french Quebec. We drove  ~ 1800 km for just a day. But then again, Québec City was quite worth it!

Château Frontenac

The Québec City skyline from the plains of Abraham

The Édifice Price Price building.

French onion soup Soupe à l'oignon and Crêpes,in Vieux Québec

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spicy Indian Meat Ball Curry Recipe

Here's another delicious meat ball recipe! I last attempted a Goan version of meatballs which is ideal when served on it's own.

This recipe is tangy and best accompanied with some Dal lentil curry and rice.

Spicy Indian Meat Ball Curry Recipe

  • Lean ground beef 500 gm;
  • 3 green chilies
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic ginger paste
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tomatoes diced fine
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped coriander
  • salt to taste

How to make Meat Ball Curry
  • Mix in a bowl the ground beef (minced) with a tsp of garlic and ginger paste and an egg.
  • Finely chop 4 garlic cloves, 1 onion and 2 green chili and add to the beef mixture.
  • Add salt and shape into meat balls the size a bit smaller than a golf ball.
  • Fry the meat balls briskly in a hot pan with olive oil just to brown them.
  • Set aside the meatballs in a cooking pot.
  • Now to make the curry,  Freshly grind cumin, coriander, turmeric, anise and garlic. 
  • Drain out any excess fat from the hot pan where you fried the meatballs.
  • Add in the mix of spices with a finely chopped onion and chili.
  • Once golden brown, add in 4 diced tomatoes and  let it boil. 
  • Add in the meatballs and let it simmer till the meat is well cooked..

Meat Ball Curry goes brilliantly with Dal and rice