Kindly note that these goodies survived a storm of huge crowd in train, thus losing their shape and texture but not the Taste .You can view the yummy pics of the cookies and brownies at Tongueticklers,nicely dressed up,fresh and glazing
Few days back when i received a mail from Sunshinemom ,about the Mumbai Blogger’s meet, i was thrilled.I was unsure whether the day will clash with my Son’s school Exams or will i be able to Meet some wonderful bloggers from Mumbai with whom i just communicated via comments and Emails. A first call to Sunshinemom ,and i was hearing the most giggling voice in my life time. Immediately i visualized a chirpy,bubbly,charming person who is as addicted to food and blogging as your’s Truly
She was the one who was co-coordinating between me, Simran of Bombay foodie,and Marie of Flavours and aromas .A few emails ,a few calls and few days later ,the stage was set(no no not THE stage),i mean the location was decided, the timings were fixed, and now it was time for deciding what to carry as a token of our Maiden Meet.After lots of IFS and BUTS, yes and no, This or that,i finally settled upon Koki and Nariyal Mithai.Though i wished to make some Sindhi Curry,but it was not possible to carry it to the decided location since it required adventurous train journey(c’mmon those who travel in Mumbai local trains know what i am talking about)
After an extended PTA meeting at my son’s school,in great hurry ,with lots of excitement,i started my journey running late than predecided time.After few calls to sunshine mom,amongst great confusion,and the unreliable mobile network,which played the prank ,i came to know that she MISSED me. As decided she was to board the same train in which i was travelling ,at Thane station,dressed in Blue.So when Thane came , i was searching for the lady in blue and to my utter frustration there were plenty of them .To decide who was the one i was looking for ,i called her again and to my surprise she was in different train. All’s well when it ends well,so finally when we met and started our journey to Carter road from Sion, i was surprised by this bubbly lady,full of energy and enthusiasm,and mind you well she didn’t looked like a mom of teenager.
When after ,what it seemed like a never ending ride in three wheeler(dhinchaak autorikshaw) ,we finally met Simran ,who was waiting from long long time for us, i was in for some surprises.The one being that Marie will not be able to join us
The place was perfect(Carter Road Promenade),the foodies were chatterbox, the weather was breathtaking,the breeze was soothing, and the drizzling rains had turned around everything into mesmerizingly beautiful .
I didn’t wanted to step in any restaurant leaving that beautiful view of silvery Grey sea, and clouds covered sky,but kept it to myself, coz as per plan we were supposed to be having chat over food in some cozy food joint.So i almost jumped with joy when the two ladies decided that we will rather sit besides promenade and chat for a while. And what did we talked about? No marks for guessing …..food,bloggers, kids, books,work..practically anything and everything under sun.
A foodies meet can’t proceed without some home made food, so while i handed them koki and nariyal mithai,i got lovely cookies ,with checker board look from Simran,and beautifully packed brownies and cake that were vegan and made by using minimum possible fat, by Sunshinemom.
While i was amazed by the passion of baking that both lovely ladies share, the adventurous streak in sunshinemom,and confidence of being independent in Simran was impressing.
The time just flew away, and the lovely evening was coming to end ,not before we enjoyed Coffee latte..a perfect drink in the breezy atmosphere,watching the grey waters turning orange and then lovely black with the reflections of neon light hoardings, creating the most awesome ambience .
After sweet good bye’s all of three headed towards our home,with a warm feeling of meeting like minded people, promising to share more such wonderful moments, keeping in touch and continuing doing what brought us closer…….yeah….food blogging !
When i reached home, my son couldn’t wait for me to first click those beautifully wrapped goodies, and he wanted to have them ASAP.
The cookies,brownies and cake were mind blowing ,though i eat sweets like pauper, hubby dear and son enjoyed them to their heart content,and my son is impatiently waiting for me to get an Oven ,so that he get more such lovely sweets to binge upon day after day
Thank you ladies for the beautiful get together, and those amazing sweets and cakes,chirps and giggles.You both surely made my Day