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Yep, that's right, this is my 200th post ! I thank everyone who visits my blog and encourage me with your wonderful comments. I want to make each milestone a most memorable one. Instead of posting a recipe today, I wanted to share some my treasures here; my first cookbook, which I still use it for reference. We all have sweet memories or Flash backs of old friends, school, college best days of our lives. It is nice to look back your wonderful memories after few years. The photos of the below dishes are taken long before when I was in Singapore and few are after coming to US. I always have the habit of taking pictures of my dishes before blogging itself. I am also sharing some pictures here which I also want to keep in my digital dairy too. The Pictures mostly are taken in nights so don't mind the clarity, as it is just 4 mega pixel Power shot camera.

Don't Mind my bad Handwriting this was written quickly watching the TV program
Collecting recipes is my hobby and interest or passion towards food is not bloomed suddenly, its started from my childhood itself. Believe or not the collection of my recipe started from 10th grade summer vacation. Even though I collected many recipes I was not into full-fledged cooking. But I help my mom a lot and give ideas for her. But my full swing cooking is after marriage. The Paper which you are seeing on the left side is the notes for traditional dishes like idli, dosas etc which I wrote after my marriage engagement.
Tasting different kind of foods started from my school days itself, I think this is inherited from my father who has passion of trying different dishes wherever he goes. Even though I have never tasted the Italian and Mexican foods at that time, I had the collection of recipes and little knowledge on enchiladas, tacos, Risotto kind of stuffs. The note book which you are seeing is collection of some Mexican and Italian cuisine which I noted from Femina, woman's era book. So till now there is no end to my food passion, Hope this continues forever.

1. Dessert with instant Microwave cake
2. My first cake (Black forest)
3. Chocolate fudge cake

1. Strawberry shortcake
2. Custard with Icecream pudding with homemade jellos
3. Fruit salad with Icecream

1. Kadai Paneer
2. Channa Masala
3. Simple roti platter
4. Chinese vegetable noodles

1. Red Cabbage salad with lemon vinegratte
2. Stuffed mushroom and stuffed tomato with tortilla salad
3. Mini Pizza
4. Wheat Pizza

1. Pasta with Alfredo sauce
2. Tomato juice
3. Cream of Tomato soup
4. Masala Papad

1. Triple delight( Avocado, chikku and banana)
2. Strawberry custard

1. Water melon and Cucumber cooler
2. Big mouth Sandwich
3. Paneer tikka

1. Egg Kothu parotta
2. Fried rice with Gobi 65
3. Banana Walnut cake
4. Stuffed Brinjal

1. My first notes for traditional dishes(Idli, dosas...)
2. My First cook book

I am Happy to share my treasures with you all and Thanks for taking time to read my Sweet Memories !!!!

Namitha  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM)  

CONGRATULATIONS Pavi !!! Such a sweet post to remind all your yummies from past :-)

Parita  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM)  

Congratulations Pavithra! Wish you many many such milestones ahead! I too had started my collection of recipes in school days :)

Unknown  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:16 PM)  

Pavitra, congratulations sweety, lovely collection of recipes and wow, notebook from 10th grade. That is amazing, all I used to do at that age was help mom in flipping roti/paratha :)

Swathi  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:17 PM)  

Congrats on your milestone.Wishing you many more dishes to come from you.

Satya  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM)  

hi pavitra ,
congrats for ur 200th post ...its so sweet of u to share all ur beautiful n cute memories..i love ur collection of recipes n big fan of ur presentation n clicks..
if u get time do visit my blog


Finla  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:24 PM)  

Congragulation. Wow you started early with the collection of recipes , i only started cooking after getting married.

Suji  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM)  

Congratulations Pavithra...


Anu Nandu  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:55 PM)  

Well Deserved Congratulations Pavi!!

Loved your little down memory lane post!'ve been a cooking genius from 10th std!! I went in the kitchen only to eat at that time!

Rach  – (July 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM)  

Congrats on your success. Your collection of 1st recipe book, and recollection of memories, amazing food... everythin is so touching. Keep rockin

Nivedita Thadani  – (July 19, 2010 at 1:01 PM)  

Congratulations Pavithra.
Wish you make many more 200s
I loved the recipe collection and those old papers!

Indian Khana  – (July 19, 2010 at 1:35 PM)  

Congrats dear...Wish you many more milestones the post and all the pics ..yummy ;)

Cool Lassi(e)  – (July 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM)  

Congrats on your wonderful milestone. Thanks for sharing your lovely memories..including the handwritten notes. :)

Sailaja Damodaran  – (July 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM)  

Congrats!!! Iam very happy to hear this news.Wish you many more success to come.all the best.

Biren  – (July 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM)  

Congrats on your milestone and thanks for sharing your memories wih us. It is so good that you kept those recipes from long ago. I am sure they are greatly treasured today :)

Guna's kitchen  – (July 19, 2010 at 2:17 PM)  

OMG!!!!!! wonderful recipes.. congrats on your blog Annv......all recipes are great aND DELICIOUS

Unknown  – (July 19, 2010 at 3:09 PM)  

Cute post dear. Congrats on the milestone!

Priya Suresh  – (July 19, 2010 at 3:33 PM)  

Congrats Pavi, such a beautiful post, wishing you more and more milestones like this, keep rocking gal..

SpicyTasty  – (July 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM)  

Congrats pavithra !!!! Very nice collection of recipes.

Suman Singh  – (July 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM)  

Congrats on your 200th post..Wishing you many more such milestones ahead...keep blogging..

Menaga Sathia  – (July 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM)  

congrats for ur 2nd century..thxs for sharing ur lovely memories....

Umm Mymoonah  – (July 19, 2010 at 5:35 PM)  

Congratulations on your 200th post, wish you many more success in blogging.
Those pictures are truely amazing, that was really sweet of you to share your sweet memories:-)

Love2cook Malaysia  – (July 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM)  

Happy 200th post dear!!! Wish many more to come! ;)

We've got a similarity here...that's how I used to copy recipes from TV those days. Just sketch!

Loved all the food n drinks up there! :)

Abhilash Pillai  – (July 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM)  

I never had such a cookbook. My memory serves the purpose of the cookbook but I hope I will require one like you did. I love trying different recipes. Being away from home is like being in jail. there is nothing pleasing to your taste buds :(

Congrats for the 200th post. You are great posting each of your inventions.Most of them look marvellous.

I have a pen I used during my 12th... but nothing from 10th :(

Prema  – (July 19, 2010 at 9:34 PM)  

Congrats Pavithra,Wish you many more sucess in feature...

Nithya  – (July 19, 2010 at 9:48 PM)  

Congratssss.. Its a lovely way to celebrate the big number :) The cook book and your interesting in cooking from childhood is amazing me literally. No wonder you cook well. :)

Just after seeing your post I counted my list to know that I am on 204 :( totally forgot abt it. No issues will wait for another hundred :)

Khaugiri  – (July 19, 2010 at 9:56 PM)  

Congratss dear!!!! Love the way of celebrations ..... wishing many more hundreds from u for us :)

ARUNA  – (July 19, 2010 at 10:28 PM)  

so sweet....congrats dear!!!

Asha  – (July 19, 2010 at 10:31 PM)  

Congrats and keep up the good work...

Pari Vasisht  – (July 19, 2010 at 11:40 PM)  

Congrats dear and way to go dear and yes,quite like u, I started noting down recipes from my 8th or 9th grade.

chef and her kitchen  – (July 19, 2010 at 11:55 PM)  

Wow..Congrats pavitra...I knew that ur next post would be 200th was waiting for it...
Nice post for a mile stone dear..I started collecting recipes right from 7th standard dear..and even I treasured that book now..

Aps Kitchen  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:01 AM)  

Congrats Pavi..... I kno how the handwriting can be during the fast tv shows :D
nd it was a delightful post nd have milestones ahead :)

Anuradha  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:05 AM)  

Congrats Anni... Hoping to see more and more milestones... I know you are a database of recipes. Hats off to your hard work! Keep it up!

Smita Srivastava  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:19 AM)  

Congrats on ur 200th post Pavithra ... Loved those wonderful memories n of course ur neatly written recipe diary !!!
Wish u many many more milestones ahead !!!

- Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Bergamot  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:21 AM)  

congrats that's a fine array of dishes that you have shared

Hamaree Rasoi  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:22 AM)  

Hey Pavitra
Congrats dear for reaching this milestone. And collecting recipes from 10 th standard shows your interest in cooking is nothing new :-)I love your recipes and detailed pictures...keep it going gal...

Hamaree Rasoi

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (July 20, 2010 at 1:37 AM)  

thats really a nice memorable way to celebrate the blo's birthday.
Wish u all the very best in future and keep posting intersting recipes as always

Shama Nagarajan  – (July 20, 2010 at 2:18 AM)  

Congrats dear!!!!keep sweet memories

Life is beautiful !!!  – (July 20, 2010 at 4:24 AM)  

Congratulations dear !!! thats really a gr8 milestone. Loved going thru all the pics esp the cookbook. May this journey continue forever :)

My Kitchen Antics  – (July 20, 2010 at 5:21 AM)  

congrats on this achievement..look fwd 2 many more fun and interesting recipes and pics

Nandinis food  – (July 20, 2010 at 5:51 AM)  

Congrats on the milestone! I too have loads of memories! Unique post!

sanjeeta kk  – (July 20, 2010 at 6:17 AM)  

Congrats! Keep it up, love this space. Best wishes.

Jaya M  – (July 20, 2010 at 6:24 AM)  

Congratulations on this milestone.And I still use 4 megapixel camera for my food photography LOL..and I loved your treasure also..very nice post.
hugs and smiles

Sarah  – (July 20, 2010 at 7:13 AM)  

Congrats Pavithra... U have a gorgeous blog.

Anonymous –   – (July 20, 2010 at 7:41 AM)  

Congratulations on your 200th! This is the sweetest post, with these lovely memories. Thanks for sharing them with your readers :-)
Ihave discovered your blog only very recently, but I am eagerly waiting for the next 200...

veggie belly  – (July 20, 2010 at 11:41 AM)  

Congrats on 200! Love your note book with the tamil recipes! Isnt it wonderful that every cook has some sort of notebook with recipes, ingredients, and methods scribbled down? And every note book contains not just recipes, but memories too..

Sapthanaa Vytheswaran  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM)  

wonderful dear!! You have reminded me of how I was collecting the recipe frm my 6th std and was not allowed to cook until my 9th grade.. congrats dear.. sweet memories are really good to share.!!!!!!!

Sushma Mallya  – (July 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM)  

Congrats pavithra,very lovely post and thanks for sharing it with all of us

Unknown  – (July 20, 2010 at 1:03 PM)  

Hey!Congrats on ur 200th posts.Wow!! amazing milestone, many more such 100s come and go and we get to see your creativity and share wonderful recipes with us......
Once again "Happi Bday" for 200th post .........
I njoyed reading ur sweet memories ,very few people will share like u ..Keep rocking^_^^_^^_^

AJ  – (July 20, 2010 at 1:07 PM)  

Congrats on the 200th post and thanks for sharing the memories!!

Srivalli  – (July 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM)  

Congrats!...wishes for many more Pavithra..

Unknown  – (July 20, 2010 at 2:45 PM)  

Congrats Pavithra..Great post..

Shabs..  – (July 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM)  

Congratulations pavi! many creations....loved them...and ur book even makes me book looke dliek the one from museum, but it is lost in the several transfer i way to celebrate ur milestone.

Usha  – (July 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM)  

Congratulations on reaching this milestone ! Looking forward to many more yum posts from you :-)

Anonymous –   – (July 20, 2010 at 5:38 PM)  

congrats pavithra..its so thoughtful u shared something very close and memorable to u other than the recipes.awesome.

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra  – (July 20, 2010 at 9:57 PM)  

Conratulations Pavithra.
Tis post sure brings back memories, when me too casually started on like you, never thought wud reach here whr I am today.
Keep up de good work dear and all de best for the coming years...feed us with all ur yummy treats.

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (July 21, 2010 at 8:05 AM)  

Congrats on your 200th post and wish you many more to come

Padmajha  – (July 21, 2010 at 8:51 AM)  

Wow that's a sweet post Pavitra. Loved each click..Congrats and wish u many more happy blogging days :)

Anonymous –   – (July 21, 2010 at 11:59 PM)  

Congrats on the milestone pavithra...No wonderyou have come this far!!!


Raks  – (July 22, 2010 at 3:10 AM)  

Congrats on reaching the milestone Pavi,really happy and looking forward for more of your recipes with your beautiful garnishing way and beautiful pictures :)

AvanthiRao  – (July 22, 2010 at 3:58 AM)  

Congratulations on your 200th post :)

Ushnish Ghosh  – (July 23, 2010 at 1:23 AM)  

Dear Pavithra
Congratulations 200th post and you have 300 followers. Your this write up is your best...really touched me..I am late in writing to you..simply because I was going through your postings...

You are one of my earliest blog supporters..cant recollect how many recipes I have cooked from your blog...the most used one is the gobi-65..for the vege friends...
I feel good that you have achieved such great milestones.
Have a nice weekend

Suganya  – (July 24, 2010 at 8:50 AM)  

Congrats dear....Those are some real treasures of cookbook...

Spice  – (July 27, 2010 at 3:24 PM)  

Congrats Pavi......thanks for sharing too love to note down recipes......

Srividya Dinesh  – (July 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM)  

awesome ,awesome ,awesome..................awesummmmmmmmmmm

Akanksha  – (August 6, 2010 at 5:00 AM)  

nice dishes..congrats on your 200th post..keep rocking

chitvish  – (February 8, 2014 at 11:19 PM)  

Chithra Viswanathan:
Pavi, you have proved that "விளையும் பயிர் முளையில் தெரியும் !!" Way to go! All the best, as you go along in life.

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