Friday, June 03, 2011

Have a Ha-Tea Weekend


...drinking Tea and reading a book in a rocking chair by the window. Mine will definitely be an antithesis to that but a girl can always dream.

The two cups in the picture were my Mother's day gift from BigSis and Little Sis, who rather whose father knows about my cup fetish too well. There were also lovely hand made cards and a home made brunch. The books, Orhan Pamuk's "Museum of innocence" and "Best food writing 2009" were picked up by me at an amazing price when Borders near my home was going out of business.

While I am going slow with the Pamuk, I am enjoying the short essays in "Best Food writing". It is a lovely collection and though I cannot say I love all the writings, some of them are true gems. Apparently this collection goes back a few years, so you will find one for every year going back to god knows when.Try to get your hand on a copy if you enjoy food writing and love essays on food as much as food itself.

Edited to add: I am hosting this month's edition of  "Of Chalks and Chopsticks" started by Aqua.

The Picture: The Picture that you see in this post is what will be your cue for this month's entry. For details about this whole concept check here

And here are some more rules, shamelessly copied from Sra's blog:

1. Spin us a yarn - an original one. It could either be based on a real incident or could be something competely imaginary. Explore any genre: humour, romance, mystery, paranormal etc.

2. The story you write has to have some food - it doesn't have to be a recipe.

3. There is no word limit on the story you write, but it has to be written in one single post.

4. Posts written for this event CAN be shared with other events.

5. Please link to this post and Aqua's original post mentioned above.

Post your story and the recipe between now and June 30 and mail it to me at: sandeepa(dot)blog (at)gmail(dot)com

Include the following details in your mail:

1. Name and URL of your blog

2. Title and URL of your post


  1. Aha! So it starts again. Great photo, so many possibilities with tea/ coffee as the theme. Can't wait to spin another yarn. Happy hosting and may we have better luck than Sra. No offense Sra. :)

  2. Hmm, not offended. Definitely this edition will have more entries.

  3. I doubt. I hope the cue is not stifling anyone

  4. Is it open only to the folks in US or can people from outside also write?

  5. I loved Pamuk's Museum of Innocence (but then I was in exactly in the mood for that kind of hammer hammer writing..I mean hammer hammer in a 'lets go deeper and deeper' way )..

    I usually like cues because it helps spark a story- so hopefully you'll have a lot of entries that I can enjoy reading (with a cup of tea (read pomegranate juice))..

  6. Sometime cues do help. Am hoping to put in a few words together this time ... keeping my fingers crossed. Happy hosting Sandeepa!

  7. Mahua

    No, No, EVERY ONE CAN WRITE. If you DO NOT have a blog and send me your entry, I will PUBLISH it here. please participate


    Come on, write one too


    Puhlease, pretty please write us a story

  8. Not sure if i can write a story but the cups are cute!
    Borders and B& N both disappeared long back here :)

  9. I was about to ask you who is hosting this mon,th,will try to join in cheers

  10. I love this! Can anyone join?


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