I was 10 when my eldest sister, Ronnie was engaged. Since I was so much younger in age, I was oblivious to what was happening around me. I had other priorities – my daily focus was about getting to the playground across the street.
At that time, happy occasions were often viewed and celebrated using old school values. Ceremonies, such as an engagement, were broken into many smaller productions. Female family members especially the expectant bride, her mom, and older female siblings did not attend the male side’s kurmai (engagement). This auspicious ceremony is where the soon-to-be bride’s father presents the soon to be groom with something gold, like a kara, wrist chain, neck chain, you get the point. Various gifts, trays of sweets and baskets of fruit are presented. There is much pomp and circumstance surrounding it all, because after all, it’s two families uniting.
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Meal Type: Comfort
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey recipe, so scene-stealing vegetable side dishes can offer an opportunity for adventure. This new approach to corn invests ordinary ingredients with extra significance, boldly overturning traditions and juxtaposing flavours. Coconut confetti corn is a dish delectably satisfying that will make vegetarians and non-vegetarians feel loved and looked after.
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Also tagged bold, coconut, corn, corn on the cob, family, flavourful, goodness, grilled, indian, influence, niblets, sauce, spicy, summer, sunshine, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian
Meal Type: Vegetarian