Browsing All posts tagged under »culture«

To Canberra, With Love.

March 11, 2013

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The BBC published an article last Saturday, a week ahead of Canberra's official centenary ; Canberra - Deathly Dull at 100 which has disturbed many a Canberrans. We love our city, how dare someone refer to it as "devoid of soul" . The writer is grossly mistaken because our Canberra is all about soul, thank you very much.

Whole And Hearty Mutton Stew {The Flu Antidote}

March 10, 2013

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Being sick is the pits I tell you! Friday morning I woke up to a high temperature , sore body, jammed, sore throat and I literally could not move a muscle. So under normal circumstances, what do you do? You somehow get out of bed long enough to be able to feed the kids and bring them to school.You come back home, call in sick, crawl under your doona, have a panadol or two and sleep the day off , right?

Back To Basics – Pakistani Aloo Gosht aka Goat and Potato Curry

February 23, 2013

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Aloo Gosht –  Urdu for Meat and Potato curry Aloo Gosht is a meat curry in Pakistani and North Indian cuisine. It consists of potatoes (“aloo”) cooked with meat (“gosht”), usually lamb or mutton, in a stew-like shorba or gravy. The dish can be served and eaten with plain rice or with bread such as […]

Cinnamon Scrolls – Warm, Delightful, Divine -To Die For.

October 28, 2012

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Achieving cinnamon scrolls from scratch to perfection is an esteemed status you and kind of makes you look and feel like a Martha Stewart in the making.

Friday Night In – Home Made Popcorn And The Movies!

September 7, 2012

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Home-made popcorn reminds me of my childhood, back when microwave popcorn was a luxury we couldn’t afford, let alone a microwave. My mum would make us freshly popped corn, lightly salted and so delicious. There were three of us siblings so the popcorn would be carefully and equally divided into three bowls as a post […]

Swearing Around Your Children. How Much Is Too Much?

September 3, 2012

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Last Friday morning I caught a bus with an angry, frustrated and quite miserable looking thirty-something mother of two boys who might just be about the same age as the Fab 2. As we boarded the bus, the mother quite publicly and might I say rather untastefully shared her opinion about the bus driver with […]

Karachi By Sunset.

August 19, 2012

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Karachi- You are life.

Guest Blog – Our Lonely Basket For All The World To See – Tale Of Parental Shame By Kate Dzienis

August 5, 2012

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As some of you may be aware, I am currently overseas and inviting guest bloggers to come over to Mumchic and share some of their wonderful words with us. I hope that you all thoroughly enjoyed the lovely  Lucy Curtis’ blog on Life As A Work Of Art the other day. Lucy, we loved having you, […]

Notes From Pakistan – Taking The Ferry Home.

July 26, 2012

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It is the holy moth of Ramadan and the day quietly winds down in Karachi.  Its dwellers who have ventured to the city for work early morning now return home to their families to prepare a feast for “iftaar” – the traditional break of a day long fast at sunset. Stay tuned for my post […]

Notes From Pakistan – The Bun Kebab, The Botal And The Drive In Dining.

July 24, 2012

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So the other night, I convinced my brother to take us out to dinner and no it wasn't to a posh Karachi cafe. It was to Karachi's oldest and most popular food strip, Burns Road . Burns Road is considered the authority on popular Pakistani foods/drinks such as Nihari, Haleem, Dahi Bada and Lassi among many more. 6 of us piled up in my brother's car and headed to Burns Road for an unparalleled culinary experience.

Notes From Pakistan – Ghar Ka Aloo Ka Paratha.

July 22, 2012

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A trip to Pakistan is officially incomplete if you haven't had a traditional Pakistani breakfast. It could be the quintessential roadside Halwa Puri or a more simple home made chaai (strongly brewed milky tea) and paratha (thick rolled flat bread).

On The Shores Of The Arabian Sea.

July 19, 2012

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Often in the west, the media depicts Pakistan as a volatile, war torn country and an illiterate people, largely failing to bring to light its softer,more human side.

Too Hot To Handle!

June 21, 2012

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Everyone has a calling but not everyone has a chilli calling !

Semolina….Simply!

June 16, 2012

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If I were to pick my top 5 favourite comfort foods, Sooji Ka Halwa,a popular Pakistani dessert prepared with semolina, would definitely rate very high.