I am Rashmi and I live in Brampton, Canada with my husband Tanmoy. Born and brought up in Nagpur, India, I am a Software Engineer by profession, but I must admit, not by heart. When I am not working, which is often, I am either reading, dreaming about food or planning my next vacation. The great loves of my life are books, food, travelling and Tanmoy, not necessarily in the stated order.
You will notice that the list, while it includes food, does not include cooking. To me, cooking is more of a necessary evil than a great passion. I’m usually more than happy to let someone else do it, and I did just that back in India. As soon as I could afford a cook, I got one. How luxurious life was!
The story changed in Canada though. There is no one here to do the cooking except Tanmoy and me. I discovered pretty soon that just because Tanmoy cooked most of his dinners during his bachelor days in NY, it did not mean he was going to continue to do so after marriage too! It turned out we had both gotten married hoping the other would taken over the responsibilty of the cooking. Guess who won!
Thankfully, not being fond of a job doesn’t automatically mean one can’t do it well. Anything that is worth doing is worth doing well. I found cooking could be tolerated if it didn’t seem like a daily chore and if the rewards were good enough. So I started trying out new recipes. But I still needed something to keep me going. That is when the idea of this blog took seed. With characteristic inertia, I did nothing about it for a couple of months because it seemed like a rather presumptuous thing to do. Who was I to write about cooking? But as if telepathy was at play, my husband and a couple of friends started suggesting I should start a cooking blog and after much resistance, I finally gave in. I believe part of the reason was to completely surprise my family and friends. Whatever talents they may believe I possess, ‘being a cook’ has never been one.
The result is in front of you. Every post feels like a mini project, starting from dreaming about a dish, doing some research on it, sometimes shopping for the ingredients (Tanmoy can’t even protest!), actually cooking it, taking pictures, writing about it and sharing it. I am having so much fun writing this blog, I can only hope you are having fun reading it too!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear from you – about food and what you like to make and what you think of my posts. Lets keep the food-love alive and assemble our own little heaven, one recipe at a time!