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Hi Manisha, Thanks for this lovely recipe. My mom ...

2010-03-24T01:59:08.685-06:00

Hi Manisha,
Thanks for this lovely recipe. My mom makes balchao for me using this recipe whenever I go to Mangalore.



I plan to try this out tonite! It reminds me our f...

2008-02-11T16:36:00.000-07:00

I plan to try this out tonite! It reminds me our family dinner in goa.



Lera, welcome! Let me know what you think of the p...

2006-07-04T01:26:00.000-06:00

Lera, welcome! Let me know what you think of the prawn balchao.



Snakes snakes....Just the very topic sounds inter...

2006-07-03T23:05:00.000-06:00

Snakes snakes....Just the very topic sounds interesting ,with a captured in live picture to boot..Manisha ,btw, your prawn balchao looks so colourful and tempting ,do plan to try this soon.



My apologies for not responding earlier. I was wor...

2006-06-19T15:19:00.000-06:00

My apologies for not responding earlier. I was working through this past weekend and was quite wiped out by the intense brainstorming and team-work.

Asha, so what if we can't agree on snakes - it's great to know you agree with me on the definition of heaven!

L G,welcome to IFR! Better late than never, eh?! Just kidding. There are so many Indian food blogs, each with its own character that it gets difficult to keep up. I have been around for more than 3 years although I have become more active only in the past year or so.

Gini, so now you know what's been going on in my neck of the woods! The kids found a garden snake (gartner snake) last week and carried it out to the Open Space on a long stick. I am learning to breathe deeply and come to terms with nature!

Shammi, the way they move is what gets to me, too. I wonder if they feel the same way about us? :-D We also have coyotes, red foxes, quail, and deer besides snakes!

Shilpa, I would have refused to go visit if I was you. But then again, who am I kidding - we don't have much of a choice, do we? What are the options open to me? I can't leave - we just moved here and we're loving it - everything from the neighborhood, the community, the schools - it's just what we were looking for. I knew about the snakes but never expected to see them right outside my home!

Sudha, I wish I could be a kid again! The imp in me could get away with a lot in the guise of a child! I am honored that you think my blog is worthy of a link on your blogroll!

Manisha!, what a beautiful name you have ;-)! And a Bombayite, too! Welcome to my blog!



Omigosh, I could almost hear the sounds of old Ban...

2006-06-17T20:30:00.000-06:00

Omigosh, I could almost hear the sounds of old Bandra; your description was spot on!
Great recipe too, btw.
And, I'm Manisha too :-)



Manisha, i understand kids are naughty and when u ...

2006-06-17T10:18:00.000-06:00

Manisha, i understand kids are naughty and when u refuse they do it more..:-).Btw manish i have just added you to my blogroll.You have great blog here.



Manisha, your pics remind me of my native. During ...

2006-06-16T13:10:00.000-06:00

Manisha, your pics remind me of my native. During summer, snakes used to come inside the house. I am damn scared about snakes :(.



Ugh, snakes. Dont care if they're poisonous or not...

2006-06-16T08:53:00.000-06:00

Ugh, snakes. Dont care if they're poisonous or not, they creep me out because of the way they slither! ugggh! Man, they talk about urban jungles but... suburban jungles??? :)



Jeez...if there is one thing that really freaks me...

2006-06-15T18:31:00.000-06:00

Jeez...if there is one thing that really freaks me out, it is a snake. We had a tiny snake in our garden few months ago which slid out from under a pile of cut grass as I was grabbing the pile. That freaked me out beyond measure. A few days later I found another one which was killed by our neighbourhood cat ( who also aims for our fish). I cant even imagine seeing such a big snake in my yard. Nice write up. Mountain lions and snakes...you got nice company. Be careful out there.



I think I should have been blind to miss this grea...

2006-06-15T16:10:00.000-06:00

I think I should have been blind to miss this great rocking blog of yours! Wow! I couldnt take my eyes of this! RP posted a link on my blog about snakes, and thats how I came to your rocking food world! Wow! I need to read a lot!! I still dont know how I missed it.



Snakes are beautiful creatures. I am with your hus...

2006-06-15T14:26:00.000-06:00

Snakes are beautiful creatures. I am with your husband and daughter on that one!

I have a similar recipe to your Prawn Balchao. And you are right, it's a piece of heaven.



RP, I am learning to keep my cool. Deep breathing ...

2006-06-15T14:23:00.000-06:00

RP, I am learning to keep my cool. Deep breathing helps! Hope you didn't have nightmares!

Mythili, thanks for the tag. This meme is going to be very difficult for me. I will try, ok?

Sudha, guts? They're all foolish, I say! I made them all scrub their hands in hot water and then poured Purell over them, too. Medha kept coming to hug me and touch me with those hands and I continued to freak out. Yeow-uurgh!

Mika, bullsnakes hiss loudly when threatened and attempt to impersonate a rattlesnake but it's a known that they are not poisonous. If I wasn't so repulsed by them, I might have looked up sites that say so but right now I am taking my husband's word for it as well as that of the folks in the 'hood.

The mountain lion saga here is slightly different from that in Calfornia. Colorado issues hunting licences, Boulder will not allow mountain lions to be hunted so their population has grown. Also, their habitat is being encroached on by man and there is only one direction they can move - towards us in the foothills. Mountain lions are also known to be territorial in nature so that makes the problem worse. The abundance of prey (lots of deer) in the Open Spaces also makes it a very attractive habitat.

When we first moved here, mountain lions were like the yeti: only heard of, never seen. Now they're a reality and we have to keep our kids off the trails or move in clustered groups. You're right about the being mugged part. It is said that the probability of being struck by lightning is higher than being attacked by a mountain lion. However, given you are in the Open Space in Louisville and Lafayette, it works the other way. (It's like how the chances of dying in a plane crash are very low; but given that you are seated on a plane, the chances of dying in a crash are very high. Probability and statistics :-D)



Huge snake, that one! Don't know how everyone arou...

2006-06-15T13:47:00.000-06:00

Huge snake, that one! Don't know how everyone around you is so confident that they are non-poisonous. I would always be in fear like you...

California parks are also considered mountain lion country but I have seen such warnings only in Yosemite and not anywhere else. Around here it is easier to get mugged than encounter a mountain lion.



ho they are hair raising..it really takes a gut to...

2006-06-15T13:11:00.000-06:00

ho they are hair raising..it really takes a gut to pat these reptiles..lovely narration..



Anthing that slithers, withers my courage :(Nice n...

2006-06-15T10:57:00.000-06:00

Anthing that slithers, withers my courage :(
Nice narration though :D

Btw you are tagged. Check my blog for more info.
http://www.orugallu.net/vinDu/?p=47



I told ya I am a scaredy cat!Here I am, sitting in...

2006-06-14T21:02:00.000-06:00

I told ya I am a scaredy cat!
Here I am, sitting in my chair, with my feet up! I might have nightmares tonight.