The more I awaken, the less I desire to fit in. —Unknown
In the midst of darkness, light persists. – Mahatma Gandhi
Growing up in Montréal, Diwali always lacked the fanfare of Diwali celebrations taking place in India or elsewhere around the world. But still, we celebrated by lighting small clay lamps around the house and, of course, with homemade sweets. Today’s recipe is for my not-so-sweet nan khatai. Continue reading “nan khatai, the indian shortbread”
Before she was born, before we even knew that pears were her favourite fruit, we planted two pear trees.
I equate peonies with love because they’re the first blooms of summer. – Isaac Mizrahi
Finally, my peonies have bloomed! Years ago, we didn’t plant them in the most ideal location, and so, each year, ours are always late to shoot up soon after the last bit of snow has gone and likewise, late to bloom. This year, I was slightly more anxious waiting for them to bloom as I wanted to practice my photography skills (or lack of) with them. They are far too lovely to pass up such an opportunity. Since the only appropriate food I had conveniently available were these cardamom cookies, there is no uncertainty about which recipe this post will feature. Don’t get me wrong though, these are not just any ordinary cookies; they are made with whole wheat flour, contain no eggs and are flavoured with cardamom. I almost always have a jar of these in my pantry.