Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Factory Workers’ Supper in 1800s

Monday, February 20th, 2012

We read about the food and life of a factory worker in 1800s. Almost everyday, their supper used to be potato or porridge and bread. To experience this first-hand, Kabir made baked potato, old fashioned oatmeal and toasts for supper. Arjun seemed confused and excited to see oatmeal at supper rather than breakfast. We enjoyed the meal and realized that it will not be exciting to have this same meal everyday for supper. Also, he folded the cloth napkins and set the table for us tonight. Life is never dull with kids!

Potato, Porridge and Bread for Supper

Potato, Porridge and Bread for Supper

Arjun’s Birthday Cakes

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Here are the photos of the birthday cakes I have made for Arjun. You may want to view, Kabir’s birthday cakes too.

7th Birthday

5th Birthday

4th Birthday

Bucky - Jake the Neverland Pirate Ship Cake for 4th Birthday

Bucky – Jake the Neverland Pirate Ship Cake for 4th Birthday

3rd Birthday

Thomas Cake for Arjun's 3rd Birthday

Thomas Cake for Arjun’s 3rd Birthday

2nd Birthday

Backhoe cake for Arjun's 2nd Birthday

Backhoe cake for Arjun’s 2nd Birthday

1st Birthday

Bear Cupcake

Bear Cupcake for Arjun’s 1st Birthday

Making Butter from Cream

Friday, April 15th, 2011

This week we read a story from Russia, The Determinded Frog. In this story, the frog lands in a pitcher of cream and he can’t get out as he slips each time he tries to get out. He doesn’t give up and keeps trying and keeps paddling. Because of all the paddling as he tries to get out of the pitcher of cream, the cream turns into butter and finally he is able to jump out.

After we finished reading this story, we bought some heavy cream and try to turn it into butter by shaking it in a glass jar. Kabir (4 years old), Arjun (1 year old) and I took turns. It was so much fun shaking the jar. Arjun was hilarious and he was shaking himself even when there was no jar in his hand (I held the jar with him whenever it was Arjun’s turn to shake). We kept laughing at Arjun and shaking. We succeeded. The cream turned into butter. We added some salt to the butter. Kabir is so happy with this butter that he is been having toast and butter ever since. He drank all the buttermilk too! Every Friday, Kabir makes dinner and so, tonight he has planned baked potato with the butter we made. He is so proud of this butter.

Kabir’s Birthday Cakes

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Here are the photos of the birthday cakes I have made for Kabir. You may want to view Arjun’s birthday cakes too.

Harry Potter Ice Cream Cake for 10th Birthday

Skate Cupcakes for 9th Birthday

Skate Cupcakes for 9th Birthday

Chocolate cupcakes with book on the top

Chocolate cupcakes with book on the top for 8th Birthday

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SpiderMan Cupcakes and Number 7 Spiderman Cake for Kabir's 7th Birthday

SpiderMan Cupcakes and Number 7 Spiderman Cake for Kabir’s 7th Birthday – Cupcakes are red velvet cupcake with blue cream cheese frosting. Cake is a blue colored cake with red frosting.

Zoo Cake for Kabir's 6th Birthday

Zoo Cake for Kabir’s 6th Birthday

Pirate cupcake and treasure chest cake

Pirate cupcake and treasure chest cake for Kabir’s 5th Birthday

Fire Truck Cake

Fire Truck Cake for Kabir’s 4th Birthday

Train Cake

Train Cake for Kabir’s 3rd Birthday

Trash Truck Cake

Trash Truck Cake for Kabir’s 2nd Birthday

Clown Cupcake

Clown Cupcake for Kabir’s 1st Birthday

Fast Food Nation

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Harper Perennial P.S. Edition)Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser. I was shocked to learn about the facts of the fast food industry.

The part that I will never forget is the dangers involved in a slaughter industry. I could have never imagined existence of anything like this in this age, especially in America. It is completely inhumane and outrageous. After reading this book, I have been to McDonald’s only for hot chocolate during winter.

The other interesting part was the story of Carl’s Jr. It was very fascinating.

Also, I had often wondered why it is so difficult to travel by train in United States. This book answered this question finally. It’s sad that the lobbying by motor companies during the early days have really sealed the fate of public transport in this country.