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Why chai at six? Because growing up, my family and I would have chai every evening. Those moments of my youth are among my most favorite memories.

Who am I? A twentysomething working fulltime in Knoxville, Tenn.

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    Saw this today at a store in Knoxville and found it so beautiful. Meanwhile, wishing you much joy and happiness this holiday season.

    Posted by Jigsha at 12/24/2006 02:47:00 AM | link to entry | 0 comments



    This is a great photograph. Merry Christma-Hanna-Kwanka-kah.

    Posted by Jigsha at 12/12/2006 07:52:00 PM | link to entry | 0 comments




    A popular RandomThis I did was on making chai. Thought you may interested too.

    Here is the recipe I emailed to interested viewers


    Required:

  • milk
  • water
  • sugar
  • non-flavored black tea (loose or in a bag)
  • chai masala
  • strainer


    Directions:

  • Turn stove to medium-high/high
  • Put about a 1/3 cup of water to boil in a saucepan.
  • Add a half teaspoon of tea masala, a tablespoon of chai (or one teabag) and two tablespoons for sugar to the saucepan.
  • If you have fresh ginger, you can grate some in. Or you can add fresh mint.
  • Once it comes to a boil, add a 2/3 cup of milk to it. (I use either 2% or whole milk depending on what I have. Don't use skim).
  • Let it brew. Once it get frothy on top, you'll know it will be ready soon.
  • Keep an eye on it as when the tea starts boiling it can overflow on your stove.
  • Once it reaches a boil, turn the stove to warm/low.
  • Let the tea simmer for a few minutes.
  • Use a strainer when pouring the tea.
  • Enjoy!


    A few things to keep in mind:

  • Determine how much tea you'd like to have. If it's for one person, you'll be making about one cup. For a group of people, prolly about four cups.
  • The ratio for water to milk is 1/3 water to 2/3 milk. (So think in threes). But also add a tad bit more water to allow for evaporation.
  • Tea is not like baking a cake. You can vary the recipe to your liking. Make it strong, mild, sweet, milky or watery. For instance my tea, depending on my mood will vary from being sweet to being watery to just divine.

  • Posted by Jigsha at 12/12/2006 07:49:00 PM | link to entry | 0 comments

    Apple

    So you'd think someone like me — ie someone who works with technology and electronic media — would be media savvy and have the iPod, the digital camera, cable internet and all. Oddly, I had none of the above.

    Until yesterday! I finally own a digital camera! I'm so excited that I've been in everyone's face taking crazy photos. :) Can you tell I'm excited. The above apple photo is in Kent's parents' kitchen. Look at how detailed the photo is. Very cool.

    Since I now can rely on myself to take pictures, you'll prolly see more on here. I may, if I get the time to cook enough, even post food photos, since I'm all about the food blogs.

    Posted by Jigsha at 12/02/2006 04:21:00 PM | link to entry | 2 comments