Monday, 30 July 2018

COOKING IS AN ART





I love food. I am a big foodie. I love to taste different food and I love cooking too. I am not a master chef nor a specialist in but I am a good cook and I enjoy cooking and I consider it an art.

Recipe doesn't make you a good cook.. You need to put your full love and interest while cooking.. That makes the food delicious and desirable..

A chef is like a great artist, when the food is plated it resembles as an artistic piece. The blend of colors, flavors, aroma.. It’s just amazing. Each recipe reflects the culture and custom of that individual.


The art of plating food is a pleasing thing.. Food is first consumed by eyes. Then by nose. Finally it goes to the stomach. So I believe food should catch the eye of the consumer.. The things like -How it is served? How is it plated? Matters Based on these things one build their perception towards the taste of food. So in my opinion the way of serving is very important.


I am a person who loved to cook since childhood. At the beginning I started cooking sweets because I have a sweet tooth u know...  That is when I put my innovative ideas to create sweet dishes  of my own. I started with different types of chikkis, and trust me still they are my favorites. Like this every weekend I would tryout a new dessert and soon it became my hobby. I cook for pleasure.


Cooking for loved ones is such an amazing feeling and for me it is stress buster too.The sensual experience in of peeling and mincing the garlic, chopping the onions.. Cut cut  cut just like that. And the smell of ginger and garlic enveloping your house with an wonderful aroma which you feel like to store forever.. and the sound of mustard cracking in the oil. Later on frying all these things with some balanced masalas with tossing and turning... Ta daa finally your dish is ready.


The reward is fresh meal that tastes better than anything else.  As I stay out of my house and I should cook everyday for myself and for my roommates.. At times like this knowing to cook turns out to be a boon. And the greatest reward is when your friends enjoys "ghar ka swaad" and appreciate you. Who doesn't want it guys.

I am very fond of Cooking. I always hunt for new recipes and food.. 


If you want to learn something it is not difficult specially in this modern era. You have internet, you can try looking into same new recipes.. I suggest start with something you like. At the end of the day all you need is a bit interest ways will open automatically.Try cooking and share your opinions below..



https://www.themuse.com/advice/25-food-bloggers-we-love-and-their-25-best-recipes
https://detailed.com/food-blogs/
https://easyrecipedepot.com/best-food-blogs/
https://www.hungryforever.com › Cuisines › Indian






Thursday, 19 April 2018

Don't Spend Money On Things....Spend Money On Experiences.You will Enjoy Life A Life Lot More..




Being happy is an art and trust my friends things can't buy happiness. We spend a huge share of our earnings to buy the things which we may use once or twice or sometimes never. But they do not last long.  Today's generation  believes in long term investment so it is better to stop wasting our money and long hours on unnecessary  things to impress others. Live for yourself and best way to do so is to create memories. 

There is a proverb "Books are the gifts which we can open again and again." Here is an another version  of it..create memories which you can recall again and again... And every time you recall it the same thrill runs over your veins. The real long term investment.

Every single day you are surrounded by commercials which catches your eyes as they are believed to make your life easy and better.
 But wait, loving things and collecting them is not everything what you are living for. 

We buy things just to keep our high profile in the society.. Just to show off. While doing so you may fail to enjoy actual life.


Don't you think it is foolishness to live to show others . Instead  we can utilize it to create memories, for having "me time" and "family time". However, at the end of the day everybody wants to be a happy family man...not a lonely owner of a mansion with used less things which will be for you nothing  but junk.

I do understand money is important in life and we do everything to earn it. But while spending it we fail to make best deal, we end up in a loss  by buying temporary things, while it can actually bring eternal happiness at the same or much lower price .


Instead of collecting things one should focus on gaining life time experiences.

It is simple logic that memories brings a smile on your face whenever you recall it and things you buy may not create the same magic.

One more thing to add, you cannot acquire things for free but moments and memories can be experienced for free too. Not all, but of course some.. 

 A lot of memories can be created in our life without spending even a penny. You just need to find the ways  which gives you the real kick.


What you need to do is STOP!!  living your life to show others.And it is always great to spend on experiences when you have someone to share it with. 

We cannot live without things but we can minimize our needs and increase the number of the moments to redefine freedom of life by doing things which makes you feel alive and happy.

You can make memories or experiences by spending time with your family and friends. Which is price less.. And also by travelling and gaining  knowledge about the world around us. 

In this artificial world whatever we do is only to showcase in social media and to get likes.. Likes on our photos or videos from the people whom we personally don't  know. 


We travel so that we can upload pictures on social media and we fail to enjoy the beauty of the place.
Don't you think how odd it is that we even upload the pictures of the food we eat what fun in that. Instead we should observe  the people and culture around.  

Everyone just need to find out what makes them feel alive or happy. Like  travelling and cooking makes me very happy  which is stress baster for me.


I repeat don't spend on things, spend for creating experiences.  At the last stage of life you should not have the regret that you have not done this thing yet.... And can never do it even with the crores in hand.  So don't wait till you achieve  something  or gather enough money. Start now to do things which turn out to be your treasure  of memories.......



Friday, 6 April 2018

Gokarna The Heavenly Destination : Happening Tourist Place




I am in love with Gokarna! The place keep coming to my mind and I crave to go back once again.

Sometimes in life it is good to do nothing, but just be in Gokarna and enjoy the beauty of seaside Gokarna. Blissful place that one can never get tired of.

About Journey :

My journey started from Mangalore to Gokarna by bus. It was a 5 hours journey. We were 2 and it was 3 days trip.  We caught the bus from KSRTC bus stop, Mangalore around 12pm.
The day was hot with the burning sun on top.


We reached Gokarna around 5pm by that time we were fully exhausted. We asked some local people for ATM location. As you need to withdraw cash inside the city itself .After that you don't find any ATMs.

About the place Gokarna:

Gokarna is a paradise. Every sunset is best when you are at seaside. Gokarna is full of such spots where you can gaze the sun in its great beauty beside a beach.


 Gokarna is a place to explore secrets of natures beauty. It is a perfect place for a traveller who loves trekking, sea shore and calm atmosphere.
In short  its a place worth to visit.

Gokarna beaches are very clean and beautiful. Walking along  a beach on hot sand with Arabian sea on one side rocky hills on the other is just amazing .
The track starts at Kudle beach and routes goes through OM beach, Half moon beach and Paradise beach.

It is absolutely a beyond the world experience . Especially  Kudle beach .One of my favourite beaches in Gokarna where we had a night stay.


If you are planning  to spend one or two days at Gokarna, I would recommend you to spend the night on the beach itself. Because it would be a perfect stay as you get to lay down on the beach sand, hearing calm sounds of the waves of sea , looking up at the sky full of twinkling stars.


https://www.holidify.com/places/gokarna/sightseeing-and-things-to-do.html

Monday, 26 February 2018

Weekend Outing to St. Mary's Island





There are times in your life when you are frustrated from your daily routine of 9-5 job and you need a break from all these things.

It was a Sunday one such weekend that I didn't wanted to go for a long trip. But I wanted to travel very badly for the peace of mind and wanted to spend time alone.

That is when I decided to let the traveller in me free and go to St. Mary's Island (Malpe Beach). Which is hardly 12km from my granny's place Udupi.



Here I'm in Malpe beach at 8.30am waiting by the sea for a ferry that would take me on a 6km (15 Mints) ride in the sea to the island which cost you 300 bucks per person. As it was a Sunday  I can stay full day in the island from 8.30 am to 4pm. Whereas in weekdays you are allowed to stay only for an hour.

 

The place from distance looks like a coconut grove island. As I reached there the view was awesome with hot sand and rocks. It was thrilling to climb those rocks and jump from one to another clicking selfies, some forest berries made me recall my childhood days.
    

       
The tourism authorities have made hut for people to rest and hang around. But somehow, I still preferred to sit very close to the waves and enjoying gentle waves crashing onto my feet. I would call that bliss.
         
The day was a bright sunny day. So I had great time enjoying. That picture is  more clearly captured in mind rather than in any cell phone. I was feeling like I have been transported to a different world altogether.


Around 3.30pm I got into my ferry back to Malpe beach. By then it was buzzing with people and energy. From there I got home recalling my great day striking off yet another place from my travel wish list.


Please visit the place and share your views.




COOKING IS AN ART

I love food. I am a big foodie. I love to taste different food and I love cooking too. I am not a master chef nor a specialist ...