2010/03/12

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To break the monotony of everyday cooking I swished some olive oil in the large non stick skillet , dropped a few fennel seeds, a crushed garlic pod and a quartered onion, bunged in the chicken, splashed some red wine vinegar - would have sprinkled pepper , had Tani not screamed "No pepper" , put the lid on and waited . The onions were soft and creamy, the chicken nicely browned and shot through with the flavour of fennel and garlic and the ciabatta was just right with it . Missed the Sula blanc though .And forgot the camera .

Some time in January a niece got married . The reception which brought a lot of Gangulys together was at a grand old house in Bhowanipur , which area by the way is peppered with such houses built at the turn of the century by barristers , doctors etc .They are mostly pretty baroque and a mish mash of various styles .

This house had a grand porte cochere ,turrets at odd angles , some beautiful furniture , a lovely door with stained glass panels and a lawn with a tent of lights .

The stained glass panelled door. If you look carefully you can see a manual lift beyond the passage
The light tent
The house through the lights
Reflections on a glass topped table

11 comments:

dipali said...

Lovely photographs. The old house sounds so beautiful.

hillgrandmom said...

Love, love, love the new header and the chicken sounds yum!

無尾熊可愛 said...

wonderful...................................................

Onedia said...

love the header

Sue said...

It looks like Rani Rashmoni's. Is it? That's the one Vicky and I got married in.

batulm said...

nice recipe. i always like the idea of bunging things in, and a slow simmer, until cooked. the lights tent looks absolutely fab. as does your header.

A Muser said...

Great pictures!

The Reluctant Mum said...

I stopped by here the other day but forgot to leave a comment. I love the visuals in your blog. And your rare insight.

Un Poco Loco said...

i wants some chicken. feed a hungry tyger.

Sharbori said...

like your style of writing and the attendant visuals. will come back. all the best.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

love that doorway!