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.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Blueberry muffin cake

Nothing like a warm fluffy blueberry muffin cake and Columbian brew to brighten our spirits in the harshest winters we've faced till date.

Blueberry muffin cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter;
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour;
  • 3/4 cup sugar;
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder;
  • 1 teaspoon salt;
  • 1/2 cup of milk;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence;
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries;
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling.

  • Mix all the ingredients (except blueberries and powdered sugar)
  • Butter a cake tin.
  • Preheat oven to 180 ° C (350 ° F). 
  • Slowly mix in the Blueberries into the mixture and pour the mix into the cake tin.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes. After baking, let it cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Shoot video with a Canon 40D D-SLR

I finally drew the patience to work out the EOS Live View mode on my Canon 40D.  This camera wasn't intended for video but does a surprisingly good job when connected to a computer. The video quality in low light was quite good. Here's my attempt at shooting with this D-SLR featuring a multi-flame candle, gas fireplace, the beautiful snow this winter and a German incense smoker.