Summer is here and (hopefully) here to stay! With a lot of free time on my hands and not a whole lot to do, I aim to sleep in until 11 and eat breakfast at noon. So far, so successful. One of my main priorities this summer is to do some much needed reordering of the house. I’m trying to get better at living responsibly and sustainably. I’m doing well in terms of consumption: I’m someone who culls their wardrobe continuously- there is always a giant H&M bag overflowing with castoffs in the back of the walk-in. Now that there’s an abundance of sunshine, I’m loving sowing an edible garden. Lots of people have asked me where I buy the flowers I decorate with and the truth is I just shop my back yard! Along with nasturtiums, pansies and pumpkin blossoms, I’ve loved watching the grape vines snake right the way down to the floor from the weight of their purple droplets. If you haven’t got a garden, I definitely recommend visiting your local farmer’s market to bask in the glory of homegrown produce.
Behind The Scenes
There’s a brand new feature over on the Golden Tiffin Instagram account and that is the “Quick Ones” highlights. Over there, I’ll be sharing easy recipes that don’t necessarily warrant full blog posts. They’re also a lot easier to screenshot and follow when you’re in a rush. If you do use the recipes, don’t forget to send me a DM and show me!
If you haven’t already watched Sacred Games, you need to get on it. As an unashamed diehard Bollywood fan, I was really excited to see Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan in dark roles. Set against the backdrop of the Mumbai underworld, I was hooked from the first episode.
Recipe On Repeat
In this blistering heat, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is spend time melting over a hot stove. I haven’t been bothering to cook as much as I normally do and have instead turned to “no cook” options like salad or the pineapple chutney I’ve shared in the past.
I wish I was adept enough to start an interiors page but the truth is, I only manage to spruce the place up when I remember I share it with another person! I have, however, been eyeing this faded rug from French Connection for the longest time. It’ll go perfectly in our bedroom full of blank white walls and bright art.
I started cooking because I was curious about food from other cultures and I’m trying to get back into the habit of experimenting with dishes and seeing how I can make things work alongside a Bengali cuisine. I recently purchased Sabrina Ghayour’s Feasts and I can’t wait to try out some of her pomegranate heavy recipes!