Southern Heat at Barbeque Nation


On Monday, Snubnose and I did our regular stop at Barbeque Nation to sample some of their special edition Southern Heat food festival that focuses on South Indian foods.

Barbeque Nation always does these events in a big way – so when you go, you can expect a humongous variety of dosas, idlis served table side, live counters serving food prepared to your taste, and tons more food in the main buffet. You never leave hungry from a Barbeque Nation.

There was heavy traffic (so what’s new about that in Bangalore) all the way to the restaurant, and Snubnose and I entered ravenous and ready to do justice to all the food on offer.

Lemon Verbena – The Wonder Herb


Worried about being overweight? Finding it difficult to stick to diet plans? Here’s a miracle herb for you. Lemon verbena, though with its long lanceolate leaves looks trivial, they offer the freshest lime aroma when touched or bruised. The aroma of lemon verbena is evidently better than lemongrass and lemon balm. Some of the most mesmerizing benefits of lemon verbena include – weight loss, soothes digestion, colic, and flatulence. They can even get rid of candida in your mouth. Cedron tea is a widely consumed form of lemon verbena.

Four Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Healthier


They say that most people’s bathrooms are cleaner than their kitchens and in most cases, that’s completely true. A lot of us don’t clean our kitchens as much as they really should be cleaned. Yes, we know that cleaning is nobody’s favorite thing in the universe, but it’s got to be done.

Don’t try to get out of this now! If you want a healthy life or family, you’ve got to start with where you spend most of your time – the kitchen.

Five Reasons Why Your Kitchen Renovation Project Will Most Likely Go Over-Budget


At one point in all our lives, we’re going to want to redesign or renovate our kitchens. We spend so much time in our kitchens that we quickly begin to notice how certain things could be improved or how the placement of other things annoys us.

Whatever your reason for doing so, a kitchen renovation project is no small task and should not be started without a plan and without doing the proper research beforehand. It’s a massive project that requires tons of materials and of course, money.

Yes, here’s a shocker. You’re going to have pull out the big bucks to succeed in a kitchen renovation project. And here’s another shocker: You’re probably going to go over budget.

The Cinthol Deo Stick – Product Review


Cinthol’s new range of deo sticks for men and women is on the market, and these new ones are looking and smelling goood.

I’ve always liked the smell of Cinthol’s soaps but I’ve never tried their deo sticks before. This one, I first saw on my friend, and she really liked it enough to recommend it to me.

My Family and Other Animals


I first read My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell as a pre-teen, just when I was beginning to leave my childhood infatuation with animals (and dreams of becoming a vet) behind, and moving onto more adult pleasures – like makeup, fashion magazines, and romance novels.

At that time, reading this book extended my childhood for a few more months I think before I fully tumbled into teen-hood. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I saw this book in the library recently, I happily picked it up again for a reread.

Midnight Sun


Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo is the second book in the Blood on Snow (Fisherman) trilogy by Jo Nesbo. I thought this was a standalone book when I picked it up, and when I realized it was part of a series, I was apprehensive I wouldn’t be able to understand the plot. Thankfully, I had no issues with it, and in every way, it reads like a standalone book.

Six Essential Superfoods for Weight Loss


Food is everywhere.
I mean, when you think about it, you’re never too far from something you can sink your teeth into. Almost every store sells it. Your kitchen is bound to be full of it. It very well could be in your hand now reading this.

The way food is constantly advertised, it’s almost like it was just discovered. Television commercials. Billboards on your way to work. On the side of buses. Constant, in your face advertising.

Food does interesting things to our bodies. Eating too much of the wrong ones can lead to many problems: diabetes, cardio vascular disease, and obesity, to name a few.

On the other hand, there are many foods that do wondrous, super things for our bodies. Like…

Three Quarter Chinese


Three Quarter Chinese is an old and reputed restaurant located bang in the middle of the Central Business District and shopping hub in Bangalore – in Church Street. It’s also literally a hop, skip, and jump away from the M.G.Road Metro station. Perfect in terms of location. It also used to be one of our haunts for K and I back in the good old days when we worked together in the same office and would often stop by for after work dinner.

Once our offices moved out of the city though, we stopped the regular lunches and dinners there too.

So, it was lovely to visit it one weekend with Snubnose when we were invited to sample their lunch buffet options. We clubbed the lunch with a little shopping at Blossoms just down the road, and then leisurely walked into the restaurant. Seriously, the Metro is such a boon when visiting MG Road and surrounding areas – no stressful hunting for parking spots, and most shops and restaurants just a short stroll away.

Anyway back to the topic ie. lunch at Three Quarter Chinese.