Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A simple jug  has been the subject of many a paint  brush.




The Monsoons returns stronger , streams all around, a review on a cookbook edition Feasting for everyone - sets my pen in motion... my  thoughts twirl around the creepers and habitats of green near the beach... beach forest or coastal vegetation they draw me to explore new grounds , algae on rocks, Morinda  plants and to my joy i discover one Morinda tree nature is so exquisite and beautiful, huge waves smash against the rocks this is the best time of the year i love the sea in the most wild magnificent form . A few fisherman on the shore laying their bait for a tasty catch. 

A huge Pandanus forest catches my eye...

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Pumpkin soups


Pumpkin soups !!!

As the monsoons roar and the sea looks a Gray moonscape pouring a treasure of trillions of shell bits and pebbles there seems to be no sand around , this is an annual event of the sea , 3-4 days of gathering sacks of this smoothed tiny varieties for the local village people , then everything vanishes only sand,
Pumpkin soups are so healthy eat them mashed pureed diced they are exotic and warm .Leitesculinaria.com the-new-Portuguese-table.This  cookbook takes you on a journey across all the region's of Portuguese cuisine  and the pumpkin soup makes the monsoon chill melt. Th's s one of my favourite pumpkin soup,
The French love this as soupe au potiron, Paul Bocuse the legendary French chef shares his  mastery  in cooking with his as new book Paul Bocuse the complete recipe's.....taste heaven

You will enjoy these beautiful internatonal editions of the Portuguese and French cuisine.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Vincent Van Gogh

The first showers of rains pickles my imagination with greenery and gushing streams of water everywhere.

Bring out the lemon preserves, salt water pickles, aromatic curry preparations, gruel, rice plantings for the next three weeks, its all the furore of soil smooth like liquid foundation , blessed with heavy monsoons  and Gray skies , plenty of smiles and village families engrossed in their fields , the fertile piece of farming land so precious held for generations , will sustain the diet of many families throughout the year.
So I think this hard work will be picturesque  like this Vincent Van Gogh painting as harvest nears in October .
 Art fascinates me, the allure of the paint brush, as the colour strokes applied to the canvas take form and shape, splashes of imagination , create a very sacred vision of expressing varied emotions.

here , a new green colour shade emerges as browns fade away ......