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November 27, 2007


Fall colors in california
Its food related, somebody is getting a meal :)
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November 19, 2007

Madras Shrimp Curry

Was a superhot hit at Shankari's cooking class.

Shrimp – 1 lb de-veined and tail off

Garlic – 1 whole

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Ginger & Garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Red onion – 2

Oil – 2 tbsp

Curry leaves – 12 to 15

Salt – to taste

  • Clean the shrimp, de-vein and take the tail off.
  • Take the skin off the garlic and keep it aside.
  • Slice the onions thin
  • In a warm pan, heat the oil. When the oil is smoking hot, add the garlic and cook till tender.
  • Add the onions and cook till they are caramelized and they almost look like it is sauce.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste along with the onions
  • After the onions have caramelized, add the salt, curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilly powder.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Toss the shrimp in the curry and let it cook for 10-15 minutes.

November 15, 2007

Lovely Lively waters

We collected some pebbles, sand and seawater in an empty soda bottle from Anjuna beach in Goa, and back in the resort discovered we had brought back a mini aQuarium. Live worms squirming up and down and the spawn. It was beautiful and showed how rich the sea was with life.
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November 11, 2007

Blast of a time

Happy Deepavali friends.

We had a blast, celebrating Deepavali for in India. For myself this was after being abroad for 10 years, and for Shankari 7 years. Tons of home made sweets, new clothes ofcourse and plenty of crackers.

Reviewing the pictures later was when I realized how dangerous crackers really are. These pictures tell the story. Luckily all of us were fine.

The immense blast caught on camera in this next shot was not observed by any of us when we were bursting the crackers. I had my camera on a fast frame mode, and felt lucky to have caught this snap.
The tube you see is a sturdy cardboard roll that the friendly photolab assistant gave me to safely travel pack some enlargements I had ordered from the lab. I needed only one tube, and so we had the other to play with. We had a blast launching the plastic ring that went on the end of the tube. This flew quite high atleast 40-50 ft or about 3 stories high.

Notice the sparks flying randomly in all directions in the first frame. Imagine one of these hitting the eye. Safety goggles will help, but will we spend to get them.

As kids, my parents always warned us of the dangers, these pictures were an eye opener. Something to remember and to heed to the instructions, they are there for a purpose. The tube survived intact even after multiple reuse, and probably directed any sparks and flames safely upward.

Pray for safe and injury free Deepavali's for all for the future!

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