Christmas Celebrations have begun at Cucumbertown!

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So for my first Christmas back in India, I was looking forward to the deeeelicious plum cake. And when you are working for  Cucumbertown, all such things are a matter of great importance.

So the investigative journalist in me set out to find the history of our beloved rum heavy, heady plum cake.

See the full account of my adventures here! Oh and added bonus, there are some great homemade wine recipes too 🙂

http://www.cucumbertown.com/whats-christmas-without-some-plum-dish

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The Smallest Coffins are the Heaviest

I don’t know how to react. I had convinced myself that I would not blog about the dastardly act that was emblazoned across our screens yesterday.

But the amount of thoughtless bullshit that people seem to be spewing on the internet, the hateful messages of ignorance and the presumptuous pontificating, really got to me.

So i decided to vent.

We have the misfortune to be part of such a horrible moment in history.

132 little lives were lost today. 132 bright futures were destroyed. 132 happy families were drenched in sorrow.

And the only thing that this really was about was hate and cowardice.

It was NOT about religion.It was NOT about nationalism.

It was simply the easiest and most cowardly way to grab the attention of the world at large. And to think that these heathens had the gall to justify themselves makes me boil with rage and at the same time it makes my skin crawl with repulsion.

Can these vermin, who perpetrated this act be considered human? It is like Syria and Palestine all over again. Only a few months back , we were exposed to the mindless loss of innocent lives in Gaza. And now this! A planned, premeditated, heartless murder of so many young children.

Never again should there be an occasion for so many chalk outlines of such little bodies. Never again should Pakistan, Syrian, Palestine or any other place in the world lose its future for the violent motivations of a few crazy loons.

And for anyone asking why we need to bother… It could be your child tomorrow.

So let’s all extend our support to parents of Pakistan. We are with you in this time of indescribable sorrow.

The Chronicles of the Cucumbertown Menu: Part 1

So a lot of my friends wonder what is it that we at Cucumbertown are eating everyday. For some reason my friends seem to think that we are feasting on Khololud’s delicate delicacies or Jane’s yummilicious Pepper Chicken Roast on a daily basis.

But, let me tell you, some of the hardest decisions and longest discussions are around the food that we ourselves eat.

So here’s my first post on Ct about the misadventures of our menu planning!

http://www.cucumbertown.com/whats-cooking-at-cucumbertown-day-recipe-dish

On a serious note, we would welcome suggestions on what we could eat 🙂