Meeting a Fellow Blogger : A fellow food blogger and I arranged to meet this last Sunday. She was on her way from Hyderabad going for a holiday abroad(I am not letting on any further details) and stopped over at Kochi to meet an old friend from college days. The blogger I’m talking about is Arundati of Escapades.
She had sent me a mail in reply to a comment I left on her blog a couple of weeks back. Now, it happens that I have found some whole sale baking suppliers who stock a lot of baking related stuff. I was wondering which brand of chocolate would best to buy when I realized Arundati would be the person to ask. I have in the past admired the chocolates on her blog. One thing led to another and we arranged to meet when she and her husband were down in Kochi. She brought Akshaya and me some wonderful gifts, including candles and chocolates which I absolutely love. I now know for a fact that her chocolates not only look good but taste even better. Arundati also brought me some chocolate moulds which I am definitely going to put to good use.
We spent a lot of time talking and then found out that both our husbands belong to the same place in Palakkad, and are also related in a distant way through marriage! Our meeting had to end (a little too soon it seemed) as they had a plane to catch that evening and we had to get back home as my husband was leaving that night on a work related trip. And guess what, in all that time we were talking, we never talked about anything close to food blogging! We just didn’t get around to it. It was a nice experience to meet someone I had known only from her blog.
The Khakhra :
Khakhra is a Gujarathi snack made from whole wheat flour. It looks like a chapathi but is very thin, crisp and can be plain or have a variety of spices. Khakhras are usually available in the stores in a variety of flavours.
I prefer to make them at home whenever I can (which is not often enough) because I can make them without fat and keep the spices down. They make a tasty low calorie snack, very simple to make but take a bit of time.