Been realising recently that I am an eternal cynic…. And that it is just holding me back in a big way in my life… Not that there is much I can do about that at this point in my life but it’s kinda nice to put it down in writing… Lends a certain amount of finality to the whole thing in the way i had written about in the last post…so now vthat it is out there maybe I can start looking at ways to change that and moving forward… More on that later…
My command of the english language has taken a definite beating in these past four years, primarily due to a lack of motivation from my side to actively engage my mind by reading quality english the way it was imbibed in all us cathedralites during our school years itself. The only path for redemption ahead in this respect has two difficult tasks on it. Firstly I must try and spew out as many blog posts as I can while at the same time try to keep them coherent and the english not only readable but of a constantly improving standard, difficult yes impossible no as I truly believe my grasp of the language has not slipped that much that I wouldn’t be able to recognise whether the kind of english I am actually putting out is of a passable quality or not. The second thing along this path is to start reading the classic authors like Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe etc. this is so that I am once again exposed to a sublime quality of the written word and once I become used to such writings Im sure my command would improve once again.
How far this succeeds and how far I take it is unknown to me, lets see what happens but for now the main thing is that I have started trying to write more and at the same time Pride and Prejudice has been placed on my reading list, a difficult read it is but a deliciously delightful one at that.
Learnt a lot of lessons today from one of the cruelest teachers in the world, Experience.
Lemme explain, as anybody who knows me in the slightest would know I adore food and cooking and the buzz of the kitchen, I like making food, eating it and serving it, cause i believe that it brings a nice warmth to the whole family when you sit around a large table eating food chit chatting away.
Started off today fired up to make these realy delicious sounding nutella biscuits I had found the recipe of online on one of my topchef favs, Fabio Viviani’s website and decided to take it for a spin,
and oh boy they were a disaster, and this after following the recipe to the T and also trying to tweak it incase that would help and that left me a little sad inside, cause I was taking photos and making notes so that i could blog about my own version of the dish cooked in indian circumstances but all that turned to naught.
Then out of nowhere my mom starts asking me to help her around and that love of cooking just sucks me right back in, I start pottering about in the kitchen, learning from my mom just how basic things in the kitchen are done, and inspiration strikes, we have these beautiful baby asparagus spears at home brought all the way from Hong Kong by my aunt cause I’ve been taking about what to do with them since a while and the spirit of experimentation starts once again, so here I am blogging away as my spears boil and dreaming up another hopeful dish but as I step back from the stove I realise that today experience taught me two very basic things, that firstly learning from experienced people is always better and that take a failure on your chin cause the next ‘recipe’ for success might be just around the corner