Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hello, 2006

It's already a week since I returned from India, and I havent had the time till now to post anything. I guess the fact that I had to go to work the very next day after returning, jet-lag and all, is adequate description of how the time flew by!

The trip home was everything I wanted and still not enough... 2 weeks was too short a time for all that I wanted to fit in. Not that two months - or even two years - would have been enough... I guess that is the price one has to pay for making a life and a home away from Home.


The three Fs are what I miss most when I'm away from India - Family, Friends and Food. One cant re-create one's family or friends away from home - but food is most definitely there to be duplicated and replicated. Granted, I always feel that what I cook here on my own isnt a patch on my mother's cooking, or that of various relatives or even, in a pinch, that available at the restaurants back home. But there is some kind of satisfaction to be gained from trying. And definitely a lot of inspiration and enjoyment from reading about the trials and triumphs of other food bloggers.

Here's hoping that 2006 brings more triumphs than trials to everybody!

7 comments:

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Welcome back shammi, Great to see you. Hope you had real fun in India:) Happy Newyear to you and your family.

Mika said...

Happy new year, shammi! Food we cook is never as good as mom's or grandmom's. I look forward to reading about some new recipes you learned.

Sury said...

A very warm welcome back, Shammi! Glad to know you had a good time in India. Here's wishing a very happy 2006 to you and your family. Get cooking!

sailu said...

Happy New Year,Shammi.Great to see you back and blogging..:)

Nupur said...

Nice to see you back, Shammi! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead, with lots of great food :)

shammi said...

Thanks for the welcome, guys :)

Anonymous said...

3Fs - well said! Yup, and this is where you are in 2006 - now I know the answer to my comment in your main blog :)

Vidya