tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries

Anna measured out all the ingredients in her vast kitchen. She didn't bother checking the recipe. She was fairly certain she could pull it off. This was not the first time she had baked a chocolate cake.An hour later, the cake was in the oven. Her sink was overflowing with measuring cups, flour sifter, broken … Continue reading tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries

short story #24: Tossing about (SoCS – Toss)

Meera cut all the vegetables that her mother had mentioned in the recipe. She was going to make a Pulav for the first time! The lockdown had forced her to become more active in the kitchen. Meera - who didn't know even the basics of cooking. She could effortlessly burn even the simplest of recipes. … Continue reading short story #24: Tossing about (SoCS – Toss)

tiny tale #72: Confused

Ayesha stared at the faded recipe. Was it 1tbsp of salt or 1tsp? Cooking always confused her! (17 words) This tiny tale was written in response to the Sammi Cox's Weekend Prompt. The challenge is to write a poem or piece of prose using the word "Fade" (or any of its forms) in exactly 17 … Continue reading tiny tale #72: Confused

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: S is for Salt

Salt (noun) A very basic ingredient that can make or break any dish; one of the reasons why you have to taste your food multiple times while cooking to know that you have got it right. Cooking for one comes with its own set of challenges. Yesterday morning, I made egg bhurji. I had made … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: S is for Salt

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: J is for Jar

Jar (noun) The one thing in your house that absolutely refuses to open until your hands turn red with the sheer effort of trying to open the damn thing and the contents spill because of the force! I'm always in trouble with jars of jams, sauces, pickles, and honey. especially when I am opening it … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: J is for Jar

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

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Idea (noun) The one thing you need in excess at the moment when you realize that you don't have an ingredient in the middle of cooking a dish! I'm a lazy idiot who's not exactly fond of cooking. However, the current lockdown has forced me into the kitchen to cook three healthy-ish meals every day. … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused

Confused (adjective) When you find yourself in a state where you can't tell if the food you have cooked (read: fried) is burnt or fried to perfection (almost!). I hope this one brought a smile to your face. This is day #10 of the lockdown here in India. I'm safe in the confines of my … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused