Monday, May 09, 2005

sweet nothings...

I have a sweet tooth. And back as a kid, the one thing I just loved doing is, taste a sweet when it was still in the production stage. Errr...I mean when my mom was still stirring that pan, with the intoxicating aroma of ghee, cashew and God knows what else, wafting through the whole house and finally reaching my bedroom. For instance, whenever a cake was baked in the house, I was the official licker of that heavenly concoction of egg, butter and sweet baking powder off the vessel. And hell knew no wrath like mine if somebody else would get to it before I did (mostly it used to be my sister). And in other cases, I was the official scraper. Nothing more fulfilling than scraping the last bits of a dish from the bottom. Yummy! These days, when wifey dearest makes a sweet dish, she makes sure I taste it while in production. You see, she is a great cook (and no, that's not why I married her. We fell in love even before I knew her name) :) and loves to cook. She says, it feels great to cook for someone who loves food. As the cliche goes, 'the way to a man's heart..' and all that; and what's the way to a woman's heart? There's no map there. You just start the trek and be lucky if you reach the destination.

13 comments:

shub said...

:) you fell in love with her even before u knew ehr name? hmmm....now we want a post on this! :D if it aint too personal! :)

n i think i shud learn to cook well very soon then ;) :)

phatichar said...

Shub: Well...maybe not love, but yeah, there was something about her that drew me, and yeah, didn't know her name. A post on it? (Errr...can we take this offline?) :)

Angel said...

Hey....that must be something...yes even I need to learn to cook :) btw, I took the liberty of linking you :)

phatichar said...

angel: By all means :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

"There's no map there. You just start the trek and be lucky if you reach the destination." Err... what about the way you are paying her compliments? :)

Good nostalgic post!

GratisGab said...

tell us about the 'milan' please...go get yourself a tub of halwa and start typing!

Arunima said...

I know the un of scraping.I always do that.If invited at friends' place,sometimes, I clean up thye last bit that I am often asked, if i need more.

Arunima said...

oops! that "un" should be "fun".

Khushee said...

There's no map there. You just start the trek and be lucky if you reach the destination.

Lol. I like that. But it's not true :p :D

phatichar said...

sudipta: Good point. But the only I said that was cuz that's how complicated women are; or maybe that's how dumb men are, donno it's just the way you look at it, I guess. :)Oh, I've paid my compliments a number of times in these 13 years we've known each other.

gabby: Err...milan ke liye, ek blog entry or for that matter, ek entire blog won't be enough. We'll take it 'offline' like you say, hmm? :)

arunima: :)save the best for last, huh?

khush: I know, it's not true always. To tell you the truth, the trek hasn't been very treacherous for me either. Reached my destination in a short time. hehehe.

phatichar said...

sudipta: errr..that should've been "...the only reason i said..."

PeeVee™ said...

I'm a scraper too!:)

phatichar said...

PV: same pinch! ;-)