A very big hai to everyone who are following my blog posts……Its been very long since I planned to use this wonderful coffee maker which flew all the way from Europe on our big day. If am not wrong it was from his Indian friend from France gifted this amazing pot.
Hope you all have know our love for coffee…and for new visitors to our family here it is….
And its our love for tasting the best coffee made me to try this amazing pot from the brand Bialetti… I guess you all have a doubt on the word Bialetti. Lets have a small look about the word and come back to make the beautiful coffee shot….
The Moka coffee pot can be used on stove or electric based on the model. The technique behind the pot in making the coffee, is passing boiling water pressurised by steam through ground coffee which results in the brewing of the coffee.
This amazing pot was invented by an Italian engineer by name Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 which become one of the staples of Italy and was named after the Yemeni city of Mocha. Now the Bialetti Industries is making the pot under the name Moka Express. Thats all about the pot and lets start brewing the coffee..
A very big hai to everyone who are following my blog posts. Today let’s learn along with Innus. Yes, today’s new word is fossil collection, and not fossil collection. Don’t get confused by the previous sentence. First word is the fossil made by nature while the other one is a luxurious brand.
It looks funny for people who see me collecting stuff while I walk, let me explain the cause of the fact. My mom being a zoologist she taught us sample collection during our childhood. And our inspiration was from her explaining her uncle’s collection. Yes, my grandpa’s elder brother being an Indian Forest Officer had so many sample collection. And I hope this is genetically induced character of sample collection. Though we used to collect them from an early age, I started it with an interest when I collected a plant from Udhayagiri fort, a dried plant which looks like black branches fitted with pearls. And when we entered a shop in our home town during our return, the shop owner asked us to give those plants for some bucks. Only then I knew the value of sample collection. My collection are different, yes, I pick something for memory from our visit and reuse them for a decor. If you are new to the blog check it out here.
Hope you have read my previous posts on travel jar collection and beach memories with Innus. The pic above is a result of collecting various stuff from various places and at different times. Yes, the pink jar was an old oats jar bought for my granny during 2009, then the stones are from Colachal beach. Do check our travel diaries for more on the beach. Then the shell was from Managudi beach. The white stone was from trivandrum zoo. Then the background was by Innus using the stuff from #airmailfromnagercoil. The doll was from Tanjore during 2013 and it’s a sharpener.
A very big hai to everyone who are following my blog posts. If you are new to the site, the site is all about a mom who handled #hyperemesis_gravidarum by following some hacks. Today let’s move on to the days after #hyperemesis_gravidarum.
Innus play zone in Germany
That’s how we made a small play zone and tea zone.
The biggest challenge I faced during our stay in Germany was arranging home. Yes, I had my childhood days in a home where I had a separate room which was half the home in Germany. Yes, we had kitchen cum living, and a bathroom. While one of the two rooms we feel suffocation during summer due to its closed walls. Yes, a double cot fills the room completely. Since my grandpa used to stress the point of having the cradle where we get sunlight to its max, we used to shift our rooms during winter to the room where we had the glass door for getting max sunlight for Innus. He used to have so many docs regarding his phd, and since he plays keyboard we left that suffocating room for him. The remaining space is the walk passage to the rooms. We used that little area for play zone.
Let me explain how I chose the location. The spot is in direct view from our entrance. So that I can have an eye on her when am cooking, since the house had plug points close to the floor. Though we had closed them we can’t believe our chutty. Then the door, which can be opened and thru it we can see people roaming and playing, which became our zone for teatime since we had no gadgets for entertainment. Then arranging the shelf, the last two shelves were for Innus. Yes, those carton boxes, we changed them for her daily use. Since she started using wax colour, I pasted some papers at her height to avoid wall scribbling.
Hope you might get shocked to see her toys. They are from various location, yes, once I was given a toy which aged 30 plus years. That was the point which made us to collect unique stuff for her. I just chart the need and wait for the correct time to grab them. I remember collecting stuff from Tanjore in India, to various location in Germany. The yoghurt tubs goes to her play zone for placing her toys, yes we segregate her toys and every night we check the missing toy. During the whole day time we just collect the toys coming across to the play zone. That’s how she had her toys so safe. We aim on recycling since we could kill a day when he is in lab the whole day, if he is in home he will be occupied by Skype from India and USA. Yes, the call ends only when all of us are in Skype.
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I dreamt of giving Innus the childhood days I had, since it was hard to give that in Germany. So I did my level best to bring her the days how we spent and that resulted in #learning_along_with_innus.
A very big hai to everyone who are following my blog posts. It’s been long since I have updated my last post on #learning_along_with_innus. Since we were busy in creating an app for learning crochet I was unable to update a post. Today let’s travel to Trivandrum to bring back our memories.
It’s was during our childhood visit to Trivandrum zoo my mom, being a zoologist taught me about this flower. She termed this as Nagalinga flower and she explained why it is called by the name. It looks like a snake head securing a linga.
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Today let’s have a fun post… Hope you all have read my post on which I explained my little companion. Yes, Innus used to accompany me in kitchen for most hours in a day, since he will be in lab around the clock. When we reached India our kitchen being half the size of our home in Germany, Innus started to have a small temporary kitchen for her play time. Gradually it developed to the state of joining us for cooking. The pic above was taken once she was making dosa, imitating as in the video.
The kitchen is the best place for our kids to learn all subjects. From chemistry to physics and botany to zoology and even history too. For example, let’s examine the process of dosa making. The batter should be made in proper proportions of rice and urid dal. Then it should ferment properly. For people living in cold areas, have a small quantity of batter on your kitchen counter top and leave it on a stand. The base of the vessel should not touch the floor. I used iron stands as in pic. They are hanging near Iniya
Since it was hot plate I just place them near the stove after cooking. Else place them near a heater. If this small quantity gets fermented then add small quantity to this batter daily from the remaining portion of batter from your refrigerator. Don’t ever mix all. This may give sour taste for dosa and also fungus grows easily. All these need physics and chemistry. Then for perfect ghee roast dosa I used home made ghee. Since I get min of 500 gm butter in one and a half week, I use butter for Iniya’s dry skin and ghee for dosa and I substituted ghee for oils in cooking too.
When we start explaining these process behind cooking to our kids they gradually increase their interest in learning. That’s what our ancestors had in gurukulam. There is a school in Tübingen, which is similar to our ancestral education, am not sure of the name of the school. But we were given some suggestions by a person who had his children being educated there. It was during a return from a German concert in which Sujit accompanied him for singing. So gradually we started explaining her whatever she comes across and it’s result is greater than day care. Thanks for those people who crossed our journey….giving valuable suggestions of #learning_along_with_innus
Keep on reading our posts…will update a new post soon.
A very big hai to everyone who are following my blog posts.
For the past few days, I was writing about #hyperemesis_gravidarum, the way we handled the condition without medicines. So for a change let’s learn along with Innus.
We enjoyed growing along with pets during our childhood, while Innus was quite unlucky living in a far away land, that too in a 40sqm room, where pets became dream for Innus. To bridge the dream I tried my level best to enjoy with her along with the nature. That’s how the word #learning_along_with_innus grew. With much viciousness let’s move on to today’s post.
When Innus was six months old, we had a visit to Munich regarding his job hunt in 2016. And during our visit, we had some fun-time in Englischer Garten, in Munich. That’s when we found a unique bird flying high around us. We tried hard to capture the snap of the bird, and when we captured the bird with artificial eyes, we were unaware of the bird’s name and we came to know that it’s Mandarin duck after some Google.
So here is the result of our search in Google. The Mandarin ducks are colourful ducks which got migrated from Asia and are called perching ducks. They normally live near water bodies, and that’s how we witnessed this beautiful species of ducks roaming around us in Englischer Garten and they add beauty to the artificial river flowing through the garden.