The sad story of a Peanut butter cake

I painstakingly make a whole wheat peanut butter cake with peanuts caramelized in brown sugar/jaggery…. And my daughter says “I don’t want it.” I claim that it’s healthy and that I am sending it as tiffin to school. She replies, “but I don’t like peanuts. Make me something else.” It was only two days back…

Formula milk cake

You write and preach about the merits of exclusive breastfeeding but in a moment of sheer weakness, you buy a packet of formula milk powder for your baby, which she refuses to even taste…. While your conscious mind tells you to throw it away, an inner voice from your subconscious whispers bake!bake!bake! And so I…

I am trying

‘Mama why are you not taking me to the park anymore?’ my little girl asks me, peeping out of the window and gazing forlornly at the small park, a stone’s throw away from our little first floor apartment. ‘I am not feeling good baby.’ I reply. ‘But other children are playing mama. I want to…

How to apologize to a Snake

I got up from bed that morning at around 7 O’ clock. Feeling groggy from the frequent sleep disruptions caused by my daughter in the night, I walked lazily into the kitchen to get my usual morning caffeine fix. While opening the door to the outside , I felt something fall on me. Thinking that…