What a treat…

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate ~ Oprah Winfrey.

This summer we were fortunate enough to visit a few historic hotels in Norway. I am presenting glimpses of one of our visit. The hotel, which has been inherited from generation to generation, is a charming family hotel and an attraction in itself, located in the middle of the world’s best tourist destination, according to National Geographic. The hotel has been owned by the same family since 1690 and is the oldest family-run hotel in Norway, with more than 370 years of history.

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.~ George Bernard Shaw

Everything in that setting was just perfect. We left with nothing but wonderful memories.


Weekend 95 -At home

Today is 16th May 2020 and here is what it looks like outside my window


Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while  ~Kin Hubbard


Being a Saturday we decided to stay home until afternoon and the result is not bad at all.

Cakes are like books, there are new ones you like to read and old ones you want to reread ~ Ellen Rose

Banana Bread

Food cannot take care of spiritual, psychological and emotional problems, but the feeling of being loved and cared for, the actual comfort of the beauty and flavour of food, the increase of blood sugar and physical well-being, help one to go on during the next hours better equipped to meet the problems. ~                                               Edith Schaeffer (The Hidden Art of Homemaking)

Moongdal ki kachori

Kachori is a spicy snack, originating from the Indian subcontinent, and common in places with Indian diaspora and other South Asian diaspora. Alternative names for the snack include kachauri, kachodi and katchuri. Kachoris were popular in old Indore, even before samosas gained popularity after the partition of India.


Season’s Greeting!

Trust that everything happens for a reason, even when you are not wise enough to see it ~Opprah!

Due to various reasons I was not on wordpress for couple of days! And I missed Nurturing Thursday this week.

I hope my reader’s are doing good. In a day or two I will visit your blogs to check wonderful posts 🙂

I hope the hindu’s or even others who celebrated Diwali had good time with family, friends and sweets ( isn’t food one of the important part of any festival). Diwali days were during working days this year but hope you were in festive mood. Here is a picture from our pre-Diwali feast. A pie made from special (sour) Norwegian apples.


My first entry for this week’s photo challenge: glow

A window into food culture of Hong Kong

We reached our hotel «New World Millennium» as expected. The hospitlity in east Asia is incredible. The bellboy and front desk staff were very friendly. The first impression was good BUT the check in time was 1400 hrs. The best option was to take a few things with us and leave the rest in luggage room.  To surpirse us even more, we were told that our room was ready. Hurray!

post2_3By the time we got ready it was already 11:30. No time was wasted and we took a cab to a well known Michelin star restaurant in Hong Kong called «Tim Ho Wan». I had read about queues and waiting time but luck was on our side and we got place to sit.

20171003_174015It was all packed and hardly any elbow room left. I found it even difficult to put my camera down. The table got filled with bamboo boxes containing our Dim Sum dishes. I preferred to enjoy meal over photography though took some photos so will give you idea about awesome dishes.

Soon after sitting at table we were given a menu card and a pencil to place our order, funny isn’t it. I took a quick photo just to share it with you.  Placing order is so easy just right the quantity and make a circle around it.

All the dishes were not known to us but the table mat has pictures on them to get basic idea about look and the main ingredients were mentioned in the menu. All set.




Check the links to know more Dim Sum.


My second post for WPC this week.