Time is so unpredictable, You need it..it runs and when you dont need it...each second waits for you...making you feel that the clock is struck..Isn't it right?
Everyone once in their life must have thought this..I have been thinking of this until now and sure will be thinking till end of my live...
I think I am not in good terms with time...Its running away from me...Each day morning starts...noon comes and then moon comes..;) I dont find time in between...Its all eaten up by my prince...why shouldn't he eat...after all he is the Prince..
Day starts with the breakfast 8:30... 2 to 3 bites of breakfast and then run fast behind him to feed the rest...
Little food goes in tummy.. then comes...amma njan swantham(Mom...I alone)..Then its miltary rule...plate has to be in front of him...Starts eating... 1 piece into tummy and 10 pieces flying around the table...Even if you run to catch it..you always miss..
Breakfast done...confusion starts...Clean the Prince or the surrounding...Surrounding cleaning..Prince yelling, screaming...Prince cleaned and left near by surrounding is a mess...
A glance at the clock..its 10:30, Run to the gas....Clean, chop ,cook..Mama cooking...Prince busy grabbing stuffs from cupboards and counter tops..I had just cleaned and kept the tomato here..No Prince, No tomato...run to the couch..Oh God..Tomato smeared couch, carpet and Tomato juice bathed Prince..with smoke in the room because of the wok on the stove..and the perfect working fire alarm starting to sing..Again run!!!!!
Cooking done...completely tired...you sit on the couch and a cat mews...You feel like you are in a toy shop that has just been attacked by a gang of monkeys...every thing thrown every where...After few requests to the Prince I finally decide to clean the mess...Things back to the toy room...Couch cleaned..Drinks a cup of water sees again on the couch toys are here and a smile next to it.
Next is the lunch time...which goes pretty well as Prince gets involved too much in cartoon and books and then comes dad.Sleep wraps my Prince which sure prince fights and escapes faster..
The same process continues throughout the day...
Ya I know I can wait till night to clean the messiness...Those days there will be someone dropping in and I will be running grabbing the stuffs so that the guest can sit somewhere...
These are some of the stuffs that happens on a regular day including Prince bathing, Potty training, bicycle riding..etc ..etc...
Now if by any mistake I feel that I should photograph then its all done...I get my board, my food, props(edible) and the camera..and behind me comes the assistant, designer, food/prop tester and the ultimate photographer...
If you take a close look of my photographs...you will find that props and dry foods start missing or decreasing until finally I decide to run with my stuffs..I should say my Prince has an eye on our camera from the day it has come...Its surviving just b'coz I hide it...:)
Looks like I got little time today to scribble after a long long time...Ya but I seriously need some help from all the moms there...How? How on earth they manage to do all the stuffs?
Now today's recipe has nothing to do with time..it is a simple pickled recipe my mom used to make as I used to run away from carrots and beets...yes I never liked sweet stuffs in my food, and the tongue was so perfect that the mild sweetness of these veggies looked like loads of sugar to me....So this was her way of feeding me...but lucky me my son is just the opposite...ya just like my hus...Perfect opposite..:)
This pickle is made without any perfect measurements..I added stuffs according to the taste...However I have given an almost measurement of ingredients.. This pickle goes well with rice, rotis, wraps...I love to eat just like that too...Not this alone any pickle..:)
Garlic-10 to 12 cloves
Ginger-2 inch piece
Green chilies- 8 nos
Chilly powder-3 tsp
Salt to taste
Method of Preparation:
1. Clean, wash and dry all the veggies.
2. Cut all the veggies including garlic and ginger to thin strips.Mix everything along with chilly powder, salt and vinegar.
3. Wait for a day and use the pickle.Refrigerate after use.
1. You can easily adjust this pickle according to your taste buds.
2. The chilly powder here makes pickle spicier, add acordingly.
3. Vinegar can be replaced with lemon.Then cut two lemons to thin pieces and mix with the veggies.In this case the pickle would have to wait a little longer than a day as lemon peel takes time to get mixed.
4. Add garlic according to your taste.