So while the only thing I wanted to do, was to really make people happy, offer some light hearted humour and positivity with my words and photos...
But I realised I need to clean my kitchen and fridge shelves to check how many packets of different types of pulses, papads, badis, pickles and flours do I have before I ask my husband to get some essentials. (Talk about priorities, right!)
The whatsapp groups were buzzing with people buying 50 eggs, 5 packets of paneer and 6 bags full of vegetables and fruits. Some even bought crates of soft drinks (hard drinks can’t be disclosed for obvious reasons)
To be honest, I did feel left out. Yes, #FOMO
is real and can happen in lockdown times too!
So after much thought, I decided to check everything & give him a list (of things to buy) with bags ( of course, cloth ones - we are all educated and don’t use plastic ones, right?) & a whole lot of instructions ( you see, I am the honoured member of more whatsapp groups than he is) and hence the more enlightened one, wrt the DOs and DONTs!
But alas!! My fears came crashing down when I realised I have added a little too much variety to spice my kitchen life... & taken ‘live life with a little spice’ a li’l too literally!
Other than few packets of pulses, flours and a couple of mango & mixed pickles, I realised I have chilies from everywhere I have been to, in the last 2 years!!
Presenting to you, chilies from
6.Bhoot jolokiya from Assam
9.Capsicum & Green chillies from sabji wale bhaiya (bought ten days back)
So obviously, we are making do with whatever’s at home - enough packets of grains and pulses to make life easy yet spicy for another week!
This is ironical but has come straight out of me, and out of my heart! Laugh if you will, but don’t forget to ‘Netflix and Chilli on’😉
#hiphipholidayathome #simplejoysoflife #spicegirls #chillies