Decorating cake

​​ Sharing pictures of the cake I made today.  I thought it was time to polish my cake decorating skills…. a cake that tastes great is not as good as the one that looks pretty splendid.  The instructor, the lovely Amy, was most patient and generously kind to help me achieve this. Thank you Amy. …

What is ideal education? 

I have spent some time pondering over what an ideal world would be like? Is there anything in history that can be compared to an ideal world. Human beings are immensely diverse in their skills, abilities and interests. This course has made me rethink what the purpose of education is, and what it means to…

Can Schools make a difference? 

“It takes a village to raise a child” an African proverb with very deep meaning. It is with this thought that I approached the writing assignment for this week titled “Can schools make a difference?” Jane Perryman in her lecture says that most schools teach students to pass tests and hence there has been a…

One Bowl Super Quick and Easy Brownies

With three young kids in the house Brownies are a must have. Though I don’t encourage the children to eat so much sugar but with all their activities they do need some sugar fixes. This recipe is a one bowl absolutely delicious, quick, no fail recipe. Made with pure chocolate it sure has a depth…

What makes a Good Teacher?

I would like to start this blog with a quote I found on the internet as I was looking for a definition of a teacher. “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with…

Sweet Potato Bread


The combination of sweet potato and flour makes this one very delicious warm bread. I think this is my new favourite bread. Truly delicious. If you prefer less sweet or if your sweet potato is already very sweet just skip the sugar. If making for kids I do suggest that you don’t totally skip sugar…

What is Intelligence and does it matter?

What is Intelligence?I have often pondered over what intelligence means? Why are some people called intelligent and what is that can make someone intelligent? Is my IQ reflective of my genuine ability to succeed in this world? It is with these questions that I approached the 2nd week of my learning course titled “what is…

How do we learn? 

I’m taking a course from the website of Coursera. It is called “What Future for Education?” Today in my blog I share some insights from the first week of the course and some personal experiences of how I was educated as a child.  Learning is described as a change in behaviour. Kind of an outcome…

Super Quick and Easy Cinnamon Walnut Banana Bread

​​ This recipe  Cinnamon Walnut Banana Bread I had shared earlier on my blog.  I think videos are a very useful tool to see how a recipe works out. So with requests and queries on the recipe I made a video to help make it easier to make the bread. Happy Baking!

Super Easy Naan Bread Recipe

Many of my friends have asked me for a recipe for naan bread. As I was working on the recipe for this week I thought this would be the perfect thing to share.  The word naan comes from the Persian word ‘non’ which means bread. In Turkic languages, flatbread is also known as naan. Sitting…

When you are away from the family and you miss them terribly

I still vividly remember my childhood days, every time my Grandfather came across to Karachi he would bring us roasted “Teetar” (the Grey Partridge or the Grey Francolin) and “Bater” (quail); both birds were delicacies and often raised or hunted with great passion. Roasted to perfection in some of the best spices and herbs, I…

Courgette Aubergine Cake

A dear friend asked me to make a vegetarian meal for her daughter. I had almost never eaten vegetarian (if potato chips were to be excluded). I frantically searched for recipes. It had never occurred to me, to ever make anything without meat, but that’s another story.  In my search for the perfect vegetarian dish,…