Sunday, September 28, 2008
these images are of an Indian art called rangoli. These designs, usually made from colored rice powder or flowers are used as auspicious markings for religious festivals. They are used especially this time of the year as diwali or the festival of light approaches. I have seen flower rangolis decorate top Indian hotel foyers instead of your normalish vase of flowers.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Being an interior designer would be a dream job for me. But I am a chef and I dovetail my desires by decorating my house and my cafe. These are some pics of my son's room that I updated recently. I don't have before pics, just after ones! My favourite things are respectively the most expensive and least expensive in here, the Florence Broadhurst wallpaper and the second hand M&M dispenser.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Every summer most of Sydney comes to Byron bay to enjoy it's beaches but I like to go to my favourite city Sydney to enjoy the great home wares stores there. Among my wish list is this beautiful arabesque lamp from my favourite store Papaya and these cushions(paisley) from baubridge and kay.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
since my title has paneer in it, I thought that I would share with you pictures of paneer that I made the other day at my cafe. I curdled 30L of milk to come to the stage on the left (a bit like ricotta cheese). The finished product looked like the one on the right. 170 succulent pieces of paneer soaked in seasoned tomato gravy! YUM!