Roasted Pumpkin Soup

If there is one thing that really fazes me in the kitchen, it's soups. I just can't get my head around them. My mum finds it weird, my friends find it weird. Well it's true, I just cant make soups. But when I do make one I like, I kind of stick to it, so I know it's a dependable one. Something I can keep making without getting all flustered over it.

This here is my dependable pumpkin soup. I like it cold, but then I'm a fan of cold soups especially when it's so hot outside like it is here in October. If you're having fall weather where you are, this soup is good warmed up too.

Lime Syrup Cake

When my closest friends moved countries, I was the recipient of a lot of goodwill, a lot of love, a lot of memories and a lot of stuff from their pantry. Upali passed on these limes and I very happily accepted them as Kaffir Limes despite them not having the ridgy exterior that kaffir limes have. I kept calling them kaffir limes till after a point even I  realized the distinctive kaffir lime aroma was missing. Something, my brother kept mentioning over and over again... 'But it doesn't have thaaaattt... like you know the last time you made it...'

Update from Upali: These limes are called Gondho Lebu in Bengali and they travelled all the way from Calcutta to my cake. Thanks so much Upli!

Rice Noodles with Chicken & Nuoc Cham

Are you single? Do you live alone? Let's bond over meals that conquer singledom.
I'm a fan of one bowl meals and an even bigger fan of meals which don't need to be prepped in huge portions resulting in leftovers lasting in the fridge forever and forever. I'm also a fan of meals which can be put together easily. Also as you know a fan of all things delicious. In my opinion, this qualifies for all of the above.

Prawns in a Delicate Coconut Gravy

I fear I'm not going to do justice to this entry cos I've a massive writer's block. Not that I'm much of a writer but still... This dish or rather curry is so beautiful, it's worthy of a poem. But I'm not a poet or any such fanciful creature. So I dutifully enter this recipe which is not really a recipe for this divine curry which I could slurp up probably everyday of my life. I'll have to think up a better name also for this dish.