Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Red Tuesday - Hungry Kya?

Well yesterday I bought us
2 cheese and tomato pizzas from Domino 's
I had to get them from the outlet as they don 't
home deliver orders below a certain price.
Mine were the cheapest
$ 1 a piece ( Rs 40)
I wanted to get this cheese burst
but it was Rs 260 for one which is $5.
Way too much.
Rs 260 are 2 days wages of a
labourer working on a construction site.

They were good.
Quite similar to what I make at home.

This is our grapefruit tree laden with blossoms.
They smell delightful.
I made marmalade with these miniature oranges
(grape sized).
I plucked the ripe orange ones.
Dylis, a Scripture Union missionary from Wales
taught me how to make marmalade.
Dylis was born and brought up in India
by missionary parents.
After retiring she now lives in the UK.
We did not want her to retire.
Kept postposing her farewell.
This is the marmalade, peanut butter and humus I made at home.
Its a much tastier, healthier and cheaper option
then the commercially produced ones.
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That 's where I am getting these pretty dividers from.
And the header picture and one on the sidebar.
Dame Penni 's creations are all free.
And she has many helpful ideas and tips on how to improve
and enhance your blog.
She also makes jewellery and is having a giveway too.
Do pay her a visit.
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BTW the title of my post
Hungry Kya? means
Are You Hungry?
It is a Domino 's slogan.

21 Fertilize my soul:

Kathryn said...

Amrita, your homemade marmalade, peanut butter, and hummus look delicious. My daughter LOVES hummus! (And, yes, I am hungry now after reading your blog and seeing the yummy pictures!) :-D

Ash said...

Yes I'm hungry.....seeing all this wonderful fare :-)

sherri said...

Well, I'm hungry now for sure?

Julie said...

I make my own hummus also and love it and used to buy my peanut butter at the Co-op when we had one, so fresh and yummy. Your blog is so pretty.

Jan said...

Buenos Dias, Amrita! I love the red pictures of the Domino's, makes me want pizza for breakfast! Also, I really like your new design. I'm going to visit her site and see if there's anything for mine.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Halloo Amrita...thank you for mentioning me...very nice of you!

You are so talented to be able to cook those things at home. My mother knew all of those kinds of things, too. I think she learned them during the "Depression" here in the States. I wonder if we will see another one?

Gosh, those pizzas are very expensive when you put it in terms of wages. I have seen fancy pizzas here for $21, which for minimum wage is about 4 hours' work. Still expensive, but not as bad as the 2-days' labor. What did your mother think of the pizza?

Annette said...

I LOVE HUMMUS with the Indian bread..MMMMMMM, my friend at work who is Indian brings me some once in a while! Treats are good every once in a while, uh? I will diffidently visit your friend, hey! hows your church doing with that high bill for electricity? I've been praying...May God continue to keep blessing you and your family.
Hugs
Annette

Shelley said...

Hi Amrita,I love pizza,and Domino makes the best. So glad you and mom got to try some.Your grapefurit tree is beautiful. I like eatting my grapefruit with salt. I know most people eat them with sugar....they are quite pricey here,$1.00 for one grapefruit.Some time we can get a whole bag for $5.00 from a man who sets up beside the road selling fruit.Hope you are having a blessed week...

Blessings,Shelley

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
You are quite a busy bee, Matha and Mary in one.
Interesting to read about all the homemade food.
In Norway that's the ultimate luxury.

Imagine a landsman working two days for one pizza.
That's a sinister perspective.
"Give us day by day our daily bread we pray, almost without paying attention to the words.
While other are living in the utmost need.

From Felisol

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
You are living such a wonderful life tending your garden, making marmalade and all sorts of sweets. Truly your blog is an oasis- a haven for tired souls. God bless you more for it.

Donetta said...

Hello Amrita,
So Your Mother got her long desired wish. I hope she enjoyed the pizza.
your doing so well.
So strange to see that product there.

Michelle said...

I'm glad I have dinner in the oven because your post makes me hungry! lol
Pizza looks the same as what we like.

Kathryn said...

I've been playing with making my own hummus. What do you put in yours?

Your tree looks lovely. Grapefruit is good for you, i'm still learning to like it!

Terry said...

Dear Amrita,
Ja am sulten!
I looked in google to get the Indian translation but couldn't find it so I put in our Felisol's language, Norwegian! Ha!
To tell you the truth I am starving!!
I feel a whole lot better after my cold and I may as well kiss that 12 pounds I lost "Goodbye!".
If I was normal, I would make eggs and toast for breakfast but after seeing this delicious pizza, I
think I will make me some spaghetti and meatballs...yummy!

Your marmalade and peanut butter looks really good!
I don't know what humus is.
Is it like butter?

Boy! The wages sure are low in India and it doesn't seem like the prices of groceries and such go along with it.
What a luxury to even have a piece of pizza!

Take care now.
I am getting caught up with your blog Amrita....Love Terry

Ps Amrita...I didn't get a whole lot of pictures of the special meetings which lasted three and a half weeks, so what I did was put in last years Sunday School treat pictures for Ruby Tuesday.
I missed the last three nights of meeting and this years Sunday School treat so I had to improvise...

monsoon-dreams said...

amrita,
ur post made me so hungry that i just want to fly to ur home now now now!

Dick said...

No I'm not hungry now. I bet many people can't buy a pizza like that.
It looks good, I hope you enjoyed.
Now I will have a look at Penniwig's Blog.

Patti said...

Your homemade marmalade, peanut butter and hummus look yummy!

I'm sure they are healthier options.

Pat said...

I can imagine how wonderful that orange tree smells. When I lived in California we had a yard full of orange, apricot and lemon trees.
Your homemade food looks so good, I would eat every one of them!
I love pizza, it's a shame that its such a luxury for your people. Here in the states, you can't imagine how much uneaten pizza gets thrown away.

Julia Dutta said...

Hi Amrita,
Wonder post....really it made me hungry. Some people love pizza; I just love Chinese that is all. How are you Amrita? Seeing you after a long time
Julia

Rebecca said...

It used to be that wherever one went in the world - you could be sure to find a bottle of coke...I guess now we must add Domino's to the ever growing list of such western things.....is it good - is it bad? a bit of both I suspect! What is really good is the look of your delsious homemade condiments...delicious. I am a big fan of homemade whatever (everything) and only by ready made when in a dreadful rush...for reasons too many to list here...your fruit trees always make me turn a bright shade of green...those are something you must be very happy with!!!

Amrita said...

Thank you all ye friends for your delicious comments.

Mother really enjoyed the pizza. I make her some home made ones too.

I 'm dying to make lasange. I will substitute the sheets with Maggi noodles. As the sheets are not available here.


Here you can get grapefruit at $1 a piece. That would be cheap for Americans I guess.

Hummus us a Middle eartnern dip made with chickpea. Its very easy to make and goes well with pits bread or any kind of bread even our Indian chapatis.