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Two years / The Blogger / A Giveaway!

“Hello wonderful folks! I’ve been missing in action for past few months. Needless to say, I was either busy or bored not to post anything. This post has no recipe but a small chat with me. Plus a wonderful giveaway (I assume) for all the readers of Kitchen Kemistry”. This is how I started the post on the first week of December, 2013. There came a mild headache, runny nose, nasal congestion and fever. I was unwell for a couple of weeks. All plans went kaput. After that, It took forever to get my rear moving. My mojo ebbs and and flows. Finally here’s the post.

On the personal front, last month marked an important milestone in my life. Three years of married ‘bliss’. Cliched! Playing wife needs a lot of patience, people’s skill, investment of trust, mutual respect and tolerance. If wedding is a day’s affair, marriage is a work in progress. That’s what I learned about this wonderful institution.

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My man and I on our first photo shoot as a couple

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Caramel (Honey) Dipped Apples

This is a long pending post. It took forever to complete this one. Date – Sometime during fall, 2012. But completed April, 2013. Don’t ask me why? I was wasting time on useless stuff. Finally, I sat down to complete what I started months back. This is a simple recipe that I did because I found some lush apples in a farm. Oh yeah! Fresh produce from the tree. Organic too.

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Orange Bath Salt

Woah! January just jumped away. Still I haven’t posted any recipe for the blog. The one I wish to post is not about food. Though I have so many recipes pending, I feel like sharing this non-food recipe. Well, I know this is a food blog but this recipe uses raw materials that we usually bin or just ignore after it serves the purpose.  This recipe is for a BATH SALT. Yes! you heard me right. If  food feeds the stomach, a good bath scrub/salt feeds your skin. Not totally, partially it does! I make my own bath salts/scrubs with what’s available in the pantry. I made a big batch and gifted it to my blogger friends when we met over dinner. I love ORANGES as it’s refreshing tangy fragrance perks me up.

Orange Bath Salt

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2012 so far…hope 2013 gets better

The WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 41,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

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A Brief Hiatus!

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Hello Folks…I’m on a short hiatus from cooking and developing recipes as we’re en route a cross country move. This is taking a toll on my cooking and leading a normal life. Once settled, I’ll be back with a bang…lots of recipes posts and reviews in the pipeline. This may take a month or more. Till then, bear with Kitchen Kemistry. I’ll be available on Facebook and Twitter.Thanks for your support 🙂 Will be back soon friends!

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Gong Xi Fat Choy 2012 – Year of the Black Water Dragon

Gong Xi Fat Choy….Happy Lunar New Year!!! Expect the unexpected and major transformations in this Year of the Black Water Dragon

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A brief message for the visitors

Thank you all for the encouragement and positive comments. I’m flattered. Please bear with me while I update more pages with an informative data base. More to come…..loads of recipes and tips. Meanwhile Happy cooking and eating ♥♥♥


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Orange Pomanders

I made these Orange Pomanders for Christmas – A female with a pink bow and a male one. Pomanders – fruits studded with cloves are used  for their fragrance. They add a wonderful holiday scent to your home. They are natural air fresheners. Remember, as you are sitting and poking cloves into oranges, that you are not simply making pomanders, but participating in a sacred craft that has been practised for centuries.