Feast your eyes with these cakes.....

I chanced upon this site through a news article. I wonder how people come up with these ideas. It’s a cool site which lists pictures of cakes which are ‘wrecks’ and also funny…

Some of them are hilarious; some make you think how people can be so foolish… You can spend a long time browsing thru these photos I am sure you will not feel bored. Great stuff…

Readers can submit their cake wreck photos and the site is pretty popular as we can see from the comments and submissions… Comments run into hundreds… And there is also a book. 

Not all cakes are wrecks some are exceptionally made…
A must visit for all those who love cakes and also those who don’t….

Here are a few samples…(all the photos courtesy cakewrecks site)









Pickled Sardines

Been planning this entry for long…. Didn’t manage to get a proper photo till now. Finally clicked a few with my mobile…

A post by Here There and Everywhere inspired this one. After reading about pickled herring looooong back in that blog… I remembered even we eat pickled fish back home - even here - but in an entirely different form.

We use a lot a chilli ----red hot ones, garlic, oil etc… It’s the spicy kind and is more of a condiment than a salad. As a side dish along with bread or rice…

These are pickled fish (sardines)…


Sorry for the bad photos.. will get some better ones soon.


It goes well with drinks… that is if you like the chilli flavour with your drinks. Last time when we offered this to frnds at a party at home, it was a big hit.

Beware!!! these are with bones in... But then such small sardines with bones won't trouble anyone above drinking age... and since these are pickled and stored for long time for spices to act in ... they are very soft to chew on...

We pickle a lot of things back home -- mainly veggies, but also fish, mussles, clams and prawns.. Most of them are available in FFC. My fav is pickled mussles...

But then i guess people pickles something or the other all over the world. Its just that we tend to like what we grows up with. Like many loves the pickled gherkin... I finds them too salty to impart any flavour... to each his own...

The photo shows an home made one. And I love the garlic in these pickles… they are well marinated in the spices and have a nice chewy feel to it. the pungent flavour marries well with the fiery chillies... which goes well with my whiskey...

Wifey doesn’t approve the stink--- so ends up using a lot of listerine .....

cheers

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