Places I Miss Visiting During The Lockdown

Even though we are not in a curfew, there are some places that I cannot go to anymore or go as often as before.

For example, Visiting my parents. I used to drop by at least once within a week and sometimes stay over. I wish I could still do that, but Internet has been a big issue – cannot do Work From Home without losing my patience. I definitely miss my parents and irritating my brother and I am also missing out while these lovelies grow up.

An opportunity that we lost this year was The North India Tour. We had flights pre-booked and itineraries planned and then the Pandemic hit.

I miss attending Marathons with Flygirl. I am turning into a Slakoth trapped here. My motivation is zapped.

I also miss all the weekends where I used to just hang out with my friends or impulsively go out wherever me and my husband felt like.

We are also huge movie fans and I love the experience of being in a movie theater – the smell of salty popcorn, the cold of the air conditioning, the opening notes of the production drumming through me. Somehow, even with so many streaming options available now, they don’t stir that level of excitement.

I also miss exploring new restaurants. I have set my sights on Gunpowder for so long now, I am not sure when I’ll get the opportunity to visit it.

I miss driving around and stopping at any local stall for shawarma or shev puri. I miss dipping my feet in sand and watching the sunset while enjoying a drink.  

What are some of the things you miss doing during the Lockdown?

​Y for Yummy

I love good food 😍 Half the times when I am angry is because I am hungry. So good food is something I enjoy!! 

It can be the simple fish curry rice at home

Fish curry rice is our Goan staple!! 😊

 or the shev puri or shawarma from ktc gaadas

Or the pot luck we have in office

 or the small eat outs we go to for thali

Jess thali 😁

Or the dominos pizzas

Chicken dominator; everyone’s fav!! 😀

 or takeouts from other eateries. 

A kfc bucket for your nightout is the safest option

Or the bbq picnic lunch

 or a nice dinner/lunch at some restaurant. 

Ghee roast chicken and Appam at Leda Seashells

Or the roasted sweet corn during rains

 to my experiments and trials at cooking in the kitchen which actually succeed. 

Pure veg cake 🎂 🔪

Food is Mog 💝

Save room for Dessert

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy desserts!! And that’s the same thing. 🙂

Here are some of my favorite desserts and again in no particular order because I have equal love for all.

  1. Tiramisu
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    The first time I tasted Tiramisu, it was on a luncheon to cheer my mood and since then whenever I have Tiramisu my mood is automatically cheered.
    Layers of coffee, cake and whipped cream blending smoothly together…
    I have had it from a flute glass as well in its basic rectangular shape and I love how the espresso powder and white chocolate melt and crunch merrily.
  2. Kit Kat Shake
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    The Chocolate Room on FC Road, Pune says ” Why fall in love when u can fall in chocolate?” That is where the Kit Kat shake is served THE best!
    Slurping the chocolaty Kit Kat bits out from the smooth milkshake gives me so much joy😊 And it is topped off with a Kit Kat bar!
  3. Red Velvet Cake
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    Just one creamy velvety slice of cake is enough to bring some good vibes to my day.
    I feel its one of the most classic desserts with it’s bright velvet appeal and butter cream frosting.
    Kind of like the cake that calls for a celebration.

  4. Sizzling Brownie
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    Brownie sizzling hot on a platter dripping with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream and peppered with walnuts.
    If u don’t want your wonderful evening to go wrong , this is what u should order for dessert. My favorite part? The intoxicating flavor of rum cutting through the chocolate.😋

  5. Caramel Pudding
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    My standard fail safe dessert to order. It never disappoints me.
    Delicious syrupy caramel over soft custard. The combination tastes apt.