Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pot Luck -2 with my Students

"Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity."

On 9th August 2016, I conducted a Potluck - “Potluck with a Purpose!”, All the students who participated in the potluck event got a packet of lunch separately which was distributed to Regional Cancer Center(RCC), Trivandrum. We were able to give about 30 lunch packets to the needy

Around 25 Students gathered together and had a potluck were the students bought different dishes starting from fish fingers, Unnakaya, fish curry, chicken curry, chocolate cake, date and honey cake and wide range of desserts from Pink lady pie to rice payasam.

It was a platform for the students to share the doubts and queries about baking, Was amazed and surprised that I even had students who were coming from faraway places.

The Creative Hands shared the experience of the sales they had on 6th and 7th July at Women’s Club, Trivandrum. Thanks to all the volunteers who had done an amazing job Rajani Nair Tonia Lawrence Tess PradeepBincey Annamma John

It was a joyful event were we could plan bigger in the field of baking and cooking fraternity and also plan for a bigger bake and craft sale in the month of December 2016.

Thanks to everyone who had turned up for this Potluck event. A Special Thanks to Brinda Menon who had organized it in a beautiful way.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bake and Craft Sale at Trivandrum

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you are doing,and always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
A concept of selling your products was born on the potluck day which I had on 4th May 2016 at my home with my students, from there it has bloomed to a beautiful flower as "Creative Hands." We had an amazing 2 days sale on 6th and 7th August 2016.
A big thanks to Trivandrum City and also to all them who ran behind this to make it a success. Lisa Melbith Beena Enose Shinu Varghese Bindu Gs Gs Neethu Ann Mini Pradeep Anju Shibu Chithra Sreekumar Nabila Shanavas Aswani Abhiram Veena John Marietta Mathew Liji Jayalal Chittakath Rajani Nair Tess Pradeep Tonia Lawrence Bincey Annamma John
Looking forward to conduct the next event soon!!!!
Watch out this page for the next date
Painting on Ceramic vase

Customers at the venue!

Home treats for sale

Orchids for sale

Fresh and fast selling items!

Team of creative people!

Hand-made Jewelry on display! 

Red Velvet Cake!

My Little Brothers

I wish I could see my little brothers more.

We used to fight all the time during our childhood but now that I don't see them very often I cherish the time I have spend with them.
 — with Marvin Stephen Gomez and Martin Stephen Gomez.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Learn Eggless Baking

I get frequent call asking me for eggless cake baking classes. As most of my cakes are made with egg, I have to tell that I have eggless classes only once a month. So, who are the home bakers who takes eggless baking lessons in Bangalore? I bet there're many, but I could find only two people on google search.

So, here're the list of places where you can learn eggless baking.:

1) Cook and Bake with Deepali

Deepali's Cooking Class ( Sarjapur)

2) Manju's Cooking Class ( Manju's Cooking Class)

Maju's Cooking Class ( R T Nagar)


Aroma of Fresh Loaf in a Railway Station

Recently, I started travelling by Kochu Veli Express, instead of the green Garib Rath Train from Kochu Veli, Trivandrum. One reason I switched is that it reaches B'lore earlier than Garib Rath. Moreover,  Kochu Veli stops at Cantonment station, where it's easier to reach the entrance of the station. Also, hiring cabs ( Ola) or the pre-paid counter is right at the entrance.

Charming Cantonment Station 

One thing I noticed about the Cantonment Station is this - it's a feel good station with lots of granite arches, wood work, etc. Probably, this station has retained a part of the old colonial structure. Apart from these charming pillars, I love one more thing in this station - the bakery unit.

Bakery World - At Cantonment Railway Station
I don't know if you have noticed this bakery unit in this station. It's located right on the way to the platform and it's hard to miss it. There's a glass window from where you can see the inside part of the bakery.

If you take some time to peek inside, the first thing you will see is the big oven with all the temp dials of the fixed oven, the super size mixing bowl ( big brother of kitchen aid ) and the metal racks where bread loaf is kept for baking.

I don't know if any other railways station has such a bakery unit and I wish every station comes with such kind of modern baking unit.

So, next time you visit Cantonment station, take a sec to observe the life inside the bakery. If possible buy a loaf from this bakery. .

Subh Yatra!
Bakery World ( Bakery in Cantonment Station)

Peek inside the bakery 

Pic Collage  ( Bakery inside a railway station)

Cantonment Station ( People moving towards the entrance)