Summer Colors

Summer Colors
Happy Summer in Sweden
Welcome!! Swagat, Dumela, Valkommen, Jee Aayan Noo, Tashreef, Bula, Swasdee, Bienvenido, Tashi Delek. Thanks for joining me.....

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dreamy Dubai

My family took me to Dubai this year. Only a short vacation, but it was fun. We have been on vacations before, but often in instalments. In this case we even travelled together on the plane, so it was beautiful. But since our final destinations were different I stayed behind a few extra hours.  I could not but marvel at what the country has made of itself, considering it is all created on a desert land.  Definitely a testimony to man/woman's desire to establish itself against all odds. 

Metro to Dubai Mall, one of the most popular destinations 

Just the name which is arabic but also used in Indian languages, and means court, reminds us that the country's largest immigrant population hails from the Indian subcontinent.  The moment I landed there I started using my own language. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Världen i vår Village (The World in Our Village)

And on my way back home from cooking with Russians, I came across this little festival at the bus stop. The world food and culture festival. There were stall from Srilanka, Crepes from France, Flowers from Netherlands, and eatables from Britain.  However small, it brought the world to us!! (July 23rd, 2015)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cooking with the Russians

As I said, I will return for a long time only with short stories to catch up the weeks that i have missed.  Much as happened.  Here is  story that I will publish in the month of June, but happened on July 23rd, 2015.

My colleague and friend I, from Estonia and Russia asked me to join in their cooking club.  The women meet every few weeks to cook and chat and laugh and share.  A tradition that i think existed long before but our modernity and TV dinners have replaced something that was filled with love and laughter.

I truly enjoyed being part of the group, even though for a short time.  The dish of the day, keeping the summer theme was 'Blueberry Perogis'.  Fresh blueberry, and freshly made dough. Boiled, cooked and served with cream.  Deliciouso!!