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Menosukhi Moment....

Couldn't resist sharing this for your Monday moment of 'feel good'.....

...it's a BBC clip, and as it's from the tubular, I do hope it is available for ALL of you to watch...

On another matter, that is menosukhi to me anyway, it was the festival of HOLI on March 6th and I cooked up a storm in the father's kitchen; to share the food Mac1 and the Maestro plus the two lady-neighbours. I painted their faces with the watered down food colouring and there wasn't much food left - enough for me and the pa to have for lunch next day... he's very fond of the egg curry!

...the mattar paneer tamatar is one of my faves... that's peas, cottage cheese and tomatoes in case you got lost! The gobi aachar (cabbage with fresh ginger and green chili) brought a bit of spice to otherwise mild foods.

I prepared entirely vegetarian foods for the father whilst I was over this time... even a Scottish family favourite called 'stovies'.  Traditionally, this would be served on Mondays with the dripping from the Sunday roast used to sweat off a pile of onions and potatoes and small amount of stock or gravy. There might be the addition of left over meats, or in our family and because it was the father who always cooked them, 'bully beef'. You know... the indescribable stuff out of a can...

Mine were made with leek, potato and vegetarian sausages with organic veggie stock powder and some black pepper, using butter in place of the dripping.

There was some left over... He asked for it again the next day!!! Yup, those really were vego snags, Pop!


  1. What a cool video! We especially liked that the bears were blessed before going back in the den. And it looks like you cooked up a storm - YUM!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. A beautiful and sumptuous spread. Peas, cottage cheese and tomatoes would go down well with me.

  3. That looks like a BEAUTIFUL meal.... we love to see different colors in our dishes... and different TEXTURES also... you had it ALL...except fur the MEAT pawt...

  4. lovely video.

  5. I had not heard of Holi until this year and totally think I am missing out. Must put it in my calendar for next year!

  6. Was able to watch the video (fortunately) and it was indeed a very feel-good one!

    The food looks very yummy as well.

  7. Oh my Yam Aunty....my 2 favorite things today...bears and food.
    Your dinner looks AMAZINGly better than my bowl of Cheerios!
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. yay for th bear and this good peeps. I love your meal, it's great how much tasty things we can make without meat! I love the egg curry, think we will make one too tomorrow, thanks for the inspirations :o)
    easy rider

  9. I was going to ask how pops was. Good to read!
    Your feast looks wonderful. We have a new Indian restaurant in our neck of the woods. I am so happy.
    I loved the video. How heart warming that people take such good care of our critters. hugs from away xx


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