Month: February 2015

Nepali Dhaka

Bringing some life to our hallway with Nepalese ‘dhaka’

In the hilly regions of Eastern Nepal, women weave this gorgeous fabric called “Dhaka”, using traditional handlooms. I love the fabric for its uniqueness and beautiful patterns. While this is mainly used for making traditional clothing in Nepal, I thought I would frame it up (it deserves to be framed) and bring some life & charm to our otherwise boring hallway 😉  I had this piece of fabric specially ordered from Nepal and have carefully framed it. I’m loving it so far. Can’t wait to hang it up.

Nepalese chicken curry

Nepalese Chicken Curry

I am often asked what a typical Nepalese meal is like. And my answer is simple – Lots of rice and curry, needless to say with lots of spices. I thought I would share this Nepalese style chicken that I made for dinner today and is quite a regular one in every Nepalese kitchen. What you need: 6 chicken drumsticks – skin removed, each chopped into 3 pieces, washed and drained 1 large onion – sliced 1 large tomato – sliced 1 cup green peas 1/2 cup carrots diced Usually there is coriander to garnish but I am not too fond of it, so I never add it 🙂 2 fresh red chillies vegetable oil all the usual nepalese spices – cumin powder, chilli powder/flakes, turmeric powder How its done: Heat up a saucepan or a crockpot, add about 4 tablespoons of oil. Add a teaspoon of tumeric. Once the oil has heated add in fresh chopped chillies along with the chilli flakes (we love it hot!) and the onions as well. Then goes in …

Symmetry

The perfectly geometrical symmetry of the art gives a weird, almost 3D effect to the picture – as if its its motion… or is it just me? I captured this art during the Sculpture by the Sea event in Sydney. This event is just beautiful. Something I look forward to every year – even though I am not an art connoisseur. Take a look in into the rest of the photos in my earlier post on Sculpture by the Sea.  Take a look at Sculpture by the Sea >> The Daily Post: Symmetry

Bowl full of bulbs

I have a bowl full of old (working) halogen bulbs. I don’t feel like throwing them away. I have had them for nearly 6 months now …yikes…What do I do with them? For now, I’ve decided to clean them, photograph them & share them…because everybody is interested in bulbs. Of course. #SillyThingsWeDo

‘The husband’s secret’ & my reading corner

I just finished up reading The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. It was interesting. Does not fall among my favourite but was still a good read. Had lots of “domestic drama” in it. It felt like I was watching the series of Desperate Housewives. I actually quite liked reading the epilogue at the end. None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives could have, and maybe should have, taken. P.S. And that’s my favourite corner of the house. Perfect for reading with a good cup of coffee and loads of calorie laden cookies. I like it messy. And my mom will be happy to see me use the very flowery bed sheet she gave me. Happy Weekend Everyone!

I will be okay. Just not yet.

Its funny how you come to realise how much something/someone means so much to you after you have lost it. It is a very cliched statement, but gosh, its true. This January, we felt this sense of loss. The grief has come in waves. Big waves. And pretty much drowned us both. There is no way out except to keep swimming. But damn it, its exhausting. I know I will be okay. Just not yet.