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Then God said, "I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Gen.1:29


I am mom to some beautiful kids and wife to a very supportive, kind husband. They are my faithful cheerleaders and honest to goodness critics, not to mention my very own test subjects to whom this weblog is dedicated.


I love all things food. I love to eat, read cookbooks, browse cooking magazines and faithfully visit foodblogs. Being an ardent food blog fan, it pressed upon me to start my own homecooking blog. The journey to get here took a while, but I'm glad I'm here now. Instead of writing down recipes in my trusty, worn notebook,  I'm now web jotting, with the added benefit of seriously polishing some typing skills.

I am most comfortable in my kitchen and having moved several times, this ever changing space is my haven to discover, experiment and create memorable meals for my family each and everyday.


I'm not a professional chef or a culinary expert, but I can cook. Though I admit, flubs happen in my kitchen. We all know that many a tasteful dish can't happen without some flubs, right?


 As a person of Indian descent, I do believe I have mastered the art of the curry ( my belief is not the same as stated fact, correct ?). My love of Indian food is immense,  but my recipes will extend beyond, since great cuisine knows no boundaries.


Most of my culinary collections are swathed in memories, surrounded by stories and personal influences, bringing a uniqueness to each presented dish. A lot of the recipes are handed down or of my own creation, unless a source is stated. I like to give credit where credit is due.


Why the name blessings? Food is a blessing, some of the greatest miracles in the Bible centered on food - God producing, blessing, multiplying. He has  blessed my hands, my home, my life.  How could I name my cooking blog anything else?


You, readers, are also a blessing.Taking your time and patience to go through this small corner of web space contribute to the fuel for each post. Thank you!


So, stay awhile, check out some recipes. If you need to catch my attention with a question or comment,  the easiest way is to shoot me a line in the comments section of a relevant post.


Joyful cooking!

23 comments:

  1. Love the blog...
    When are you going to post chicken biriyani Tisa...

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  2. Thanks, the biriyani will come in time :))

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  3. Hi Tisa, i liked your blog. Interesting and very helpful as well, keep posting recipes ok.
    thanks and Regards
    Princy Adel

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  4. nice write up tisa, keep up the good job

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  5. Great blog - love you recipes! I'll be trying them asap - I need all the help I can get!

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  6. Hi Tisa, stumbled upon your blog and am glad I did :) you have got a great blog with lovely recipes! I especially liked the encouraging verses from the Bible :) glad to follow u :)

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    1. Thank you so much Leena, for the encouraging words and the follow. I truly appreciate it.

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  7. Hi Tisa,

    I just stumbled upon your blog. You seem so much like me -the type of food you cook and I guess most importantly the "believer" part.

    Would love to hear your family's testimony sometime.

    Looking forward to trying out your recipes.

    Blessings,
    M

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    1. What an encouraging comment! I'm glad we have some things in common, especially the joy of being a believer. I think sharing a testimony would be good. Maybe soon in a post that seems apt. Thank you so much, Maria.

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  8. Hey Tisa,

    I love your blog! You sound very passionate about baking. I am currently casting a show for CBS about amateur bakers and would love to tell you more about our show if this is something you might be interested in. Please email me castingcara@gmail.com

    Best,

    Cara

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  10. Hey Tisa! I found you on http://sweettoothraf.blogspot.com/ . You have an amazing space with awesome recipes and love reading the posts as much as I do the recipes.

    I have a lot of browsing to do on your blog.....

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  11. Hey Tisa u r doin an awesome job... but a small request.. please don feel offended... cud u please make a recipe list so that its easy for us to look in the recipe...

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    1. I'm working on this, Nene. Thanks for the constructive feedback :))

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  12. Hey Tisa, your blog is lovely. i specially love the images that you put. so glad to have stumbled upon it.

    ~ your new follower.

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    1. Thank you much Tanu, your kind words and support mean a lot!

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  13. Hi Tisa,

    I stumbled upong your blog whilst searching on pinterest for Banana Jam and I am very glad i did :) . Firstly, Congrats on your wonderful collection of recipes. Will be trying some pretty soon. Secondly, I am amazed at the number of coincidences we share. 1. Thought i read you are from kottayam. My roots are too :) . 2. I have (had) a blog thecaptainskitchenette which is so similar to yours. But i have closed it out for public viewing for a year since I am working on something else now.
    3. My blog started on Feb 3rd 2012 with Banana Muffins and yours started on Feb 3rd 2012 with Banana Bread :) .

    Guess thats enough coincidences in such a short span of browsing through your lovely blog. Will be following it. Good luck and keep the spirit to try/experiment more. Looking forward to reading more!

    Cheers!
    Serah

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    1. Hi Serah, Thank you for such encouragment,it's almost as if we've had a chat and you've peeped up my day ! Not to mention intrigued me as well, fellow Kottayamite , as you mention "similarities". Hope you embark upon your next venture soon or even reopen your blog, so I can share in your experiences, kitchen or whatever else, too.

      Thanks again.

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    2. Yes I am hoping too :) . All the best.

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  14. Dear Tisa, Your blog is just beautiful! I'm so glad I was able to find it! My name is Kate and my daughter, Julia, was close friends with your daughter. She would love to get in touch with her again. If that is ok - could you email me at kate dot eschbach at gmail dot com and I'll get you her contact information. I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

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  15. Hi Tisa!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me!