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Life is an art. A beautiful art assisting every individual to learn melodious unheard strings of symphony which play all the chords that makes life an exquisite gift to oneself. These chords may be beautiful strings of love in a family, may be making a perfect social group, may be learning a new business, may be learning to even cook (like me here...), may be simple words and gestures that one falls in love with without even knowing why. All chords in life are beautiful in their own way. Perfecting the melody to suit ones style is what everyone tries. How different and unique you want your chord is what you define.


The best chord in ones life is Family and yes the same with me too. A loving hubby and two naughty and extremely loving fun-filled kids is what I am blessed with - Nikhil and Aadit. I am now a full-time mom busy with too much love handling my honey-sweet little fellas. They keep me busy all day long with not much but all that we do ;) We sing and we dance, we play and we learn, we shout and we fight, we break and we fix, we hit and we cry, we do every little thing that keeps us happy and bubbling with energy. Doing all this I often get off from the blog for quite longer times and then am back with lots of stuff that i would have saved for a long while to post.

Never can a perfectionist be born but there is never any wrong in trying to be one. I love life and all its beautiful chords and yes i am very happy with what i am. But it just doesn't stop there. I am always in love to try something new. Having my hands full can never be a reason to keep me away from things i love to do. And some simple things in my 'always love to do' list are my love to cook, sing, dance, craft, play music, clean, do gardening.

To write about this blog I should say - This place is where I have one simple chord of my life that I wanna learn the best way possible. Yes its cooking and here is my love to learn it. I believe in happy and healthy home-eating to enjoy the goodness of every meal - not that i don't go to restaurants though. We do, but I prefer trying to learn every kind of day-to-day recipe which I can try and make right in my kitchen that will make our tummies happier. I am not so much into fancy food stuff just for the sake of learning but I love to learn things I can use on a frequent basis to help hungry bunnies with quick-fix meals. This blog is not about fancy cooking but for sure its simple cooking.

A grand lie 'I am the best COOK' is not what i wanna start with and i know it wont be the best way to introduce myself in the cooking floor. So here's the truth. I love to cook but i cant say that it turns out perfect every time. I still remember when I met Deiva for the first time. His Dad was sitting beside him and when talking about cooking he asked me "Do you know how to make HOT WATER??" Everybody burst out laughing and i was smiling too. Till date he reminds me of that whenever i ask him hows been the meal for the day. :) :) :) 

Experimenting nowadays is becoming more of an addiction than just an interest. There have been numerous accidental trials that have made a big hit at the table but a lot more times terrific disasters ;) Lots of times I have redone my own recipes without any problem and the same lip-smacking style but there have been many a times when i have just forgotten what made the same dish the other day so  very special. Yes, yes i have this very good habit of forgetting and lately it has been more than before - not to say too many things to handle ;) This is the time when i realized that i should jot down my recipes.

The story of writing recipes had begun long back (when i got married) with some pen and paper which i always used to grab on when i had to treasure some recipe. I know 2 very good cooks personally ;) - my Mom and my Mother-in-law. Perfect they are - in everything they cook. Simple recipes taste heavenly by their touch. These chefs were the first who handed me their secret treasure which was in my notebooks and papers and diaries and scrap pieces too for some time. Slowly it turned that the papers were blowing away with time. Then I had them jotted in my laptop. Looking for recipes that i have and also for friends who want to learn, I had to jump in an out of my recipe collection every now and then. 

Then came a time when i wanted to treasure my tried and tested recipes - Be it from my mom or my mother-in-law, my sis, my friends, myself, cooking channels. A place where i can treasure what i know and also a place where i could myself come back every time in need of a little help when cooking. This beautiful want is what landed me up here at "Little Spice and Little Stir". 

Cooking is all about ones own style. Basic ingredients might be the same but the spice and stir of every individual decides the outcome. I have my style here for references - make your changes and help yourself suit your style. 

I know I am learning but I also know I never wanna stop learning. 

So let it be - Happy Learning and Happy Cooking !!!!



18 comments:

  1. I know that you are the best mom, wife, daughter, d-i-l and now i realize your new face as blogger too :). Luv the way you presented yourself in these beautiful words

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  2. Susan9/1/13

    I love the way you have presented yourself beautifully in a musical way. Not everybody is gifted with the art of writing that imprints but i guess you are GIFTED. Nice presentation. Wishing you a happy blogging life together with all the lovely things you already do

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    1. Thanks a lot for your compliments Susan :)

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  3. Vijaya24/1/13

    Wow Nirmala! This is great! Read a few of the recipes and they are amazing..Will come back and let you know how it went everytime I try one:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Vijaya and do come back to check out some more. Do try and let me know. thanks again

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  4. Anonymous26/1/13

    Hi NIMS..............very professional looking blog............
    looks tasty too............(sure ur the cook?) ;) just kidding.......
    ur roomie

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  5. Hai nice to see about ur cooking taste and receipes, hope in the next tour u will cook some delicious dishes for us..........

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  6. Sure Ajith.... with pleasure..
    I guess you were the only family to miss the get-together of all 9 families last time... lil while back :) so rest all our friends have tried my food... U and Bindu can stop by anytime for a treat :)

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  7. Anonymous7/2/13

    Hi Nirmala... Nice to see mouth watering dishes. Unfortunately i can't taste it, but will definitely show your blog to my wife.The blog is really wonderful. I will visit your house when i come to Chennai next time. I still remember the party you couple offered during 2007 US trip @ KOP.

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    1. Thanks for your compliments and welcome home but wud it not be better if i know whom am i addressing here :) let me know ur name plss...

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  8. Hi Nirmala...you have a wonderful space here. following you...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Thendral

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  9. Hi Nirmala... you have a wonderful place here... following your blog.

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  10. My wife is looking forward to learn great recipes blog looks grea

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    1. Thanks for the compliments. Hope your wife finds it useful :)

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  11. Manickavasagam S23/2/14

    Great Nirmala.. Good compilation.. Will try the receipes

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Manic

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