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Moving in finally!

Our own apartment is all dressed up and ready to receive us on the 3rd of April! I simply can't wait!
Meanwhile I have to get started packing our things, planning our new kitchen layout (just what goes where nothing else :) and keep calm while everyone tells me to keep this kitchen atleast clean.
The kids get their own room, while we will continue to co-sleep atleast battles over where Gau does his school work will be a thing of the past! Also all his junk will be in one place. Ash loves the orange picked out for one of the walls, he said "yellow" ran to the wall and hugged it ;) He called the green wall in the guest room "yellow" too but without the same joy in his voice and no hug. I love the soothing lavender of my room.
I am adapting a soup from the Dairy Hollow Soups and Bread cookbook. It is a blushing cauliflower soup made with red bell pepper cauliflower milk and cream. My version:
1 onion diced2 carrots diced3 shoots and baby leaves of beet roo…

finally the Kitchen Sink!

We have bought a 14 year old apartment! The kitchen is being torn down and rebuilt. One of the many wonderful things in the new kitchen is something I always took for granted in the tiny kitchens I used in my American Apartment - a Garbage disposal attached to the sink; Basically it blends the kitchen wastes like the uneaten chillies and karivepillai leaves into tiny particles and sends it down the drain. This might help keep cockroaches out of the sink (i.e. in the sink :) This unit is actually locally manufactured here in Chennai, the factory is somewhere in Ambattur. So NOT made in China!

The next new thing is finally a Built in Oven! A nice decent sized one, one which should inspire me to bake breads and desserts.

Between refurbishing the apartment and my increasingly enchanting, voluble, bratty baby (toddler actually), my PhD is proceeding very slowly. I have sworn to pickup speed rapidly from April 1st. Viva Optimism!