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Showing posts from January 15, 2013

Pavakkai Puli Kuzhambu

What should I possibly say about pavakkai, aka, bitter gourd? Healthiness of course right? Bitterness for healthiness? Certainly. Then again, getting kids to tuck into bitter gourd. Can be quite a thing right? We adults on the other hand once we realise we need bitter gourd especially when age catches up mostly? I know. I too have not been a been fan of bitter gourd when I was younger, but now I am appreciated it for also keeping my other half-half's diabetes in control ( Bitter Gourd Sambar & Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry ). Today ladies and gentlemen, I bring you this Pavakkai Puli Kuzhambu. In other words, bitter gourd sour or tangy curry. A vegetarian version indeed ( Indian Tofu Curry , Vegetarian Mutton Stir Fry , Indian Mango Chutney , Eggplant Tikka Masal a & Thai Vegetable Curry ) and for elevating it further, I added potatoes. Potatoes. No harm done right? Of course. In fact, potatoes cutting through for mellowing bitter gourd's bitterness. Pavakka

Krabi, Thailand (Super Star Libra Cruise) - My Solo Cruising

Thank god I slept well. I actually managed, can you believe it? Regardless of sea water rocking and shaking and me actually a person who have a problem sleeping in a new place. Thanks to my lucky stars as well I didn't throw up due ship moving left and right throughout the night. Up from bed in the morning, I showered, I tucked into breakfast and just at this juncture broadcast news ( Super Star Libra - My Solo Cruising ) came flashing. For informing us that we must gather at the specific section and in our respective groups for our different shore excursions we have opted for. Mine was Krabi sightseeing. Heading over to that particular section and standing alongside the rest, we were briefed on the do’s and don’ts. Particularly we must carry our passport and we must return to ship,  by hook or crook, 9.00pm. For me, I don't think the time part of it will matter because I'll just stick with whatever is scheduled for my Krabi tour and I will return with the rest. Afte