Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spring Cleaning - Travel cleanses the mind!

Been doing a bit of cleaning up on my blog - first to be attacked was the tags. Though I take a lot of care while posting itself to make sure that I stick to a limited number of tags, turns out there were many which were quite superfluous and had only one entry under them, while there were some categories which weren't tagged at all - one pot meals (thanks A!) and Tamil cuisine for e.g - both of which I have quite a few recipes posted. So, I added a few and deleted a lot - some of the categories which have only one post under them are because of my aspirations to post more on the same - like stir fries, couscous and Mexican.

I also made sure my list of recipes has been updated - so just one click on the Recipe Index (you can find it on the right side of the blog) takes you to the recipes arranged according to different categories - Soups, Salads, Main Course, Rice, Breads, Chicken, Meat & Fish, Cakes, Desserts, Indian Sweets etc

There's lots more to be done; starting with changing the look of the blog to considering moving to wordpress. Just don't have the time or the bandwidth to do any of that right now - a full time job and home have me stretched out as it is.

Do let me know if you have any suggestions or comments or would like to see more of a certain kind of cuisine/recipe.

In the meanwhile, in case you are wondering what these photographs are about, I'm sharing some pics of our recent trip to Bhimtal Lake. This is a picturesque place about 300km from Delhi very close to the more famous Nainital Lake. We stayed at a beautiful place called Fishermen's Lodge - being the off season, we were the only guests there apart from one other couple. The service was warm and personalised, the food was excellent and the views of the lake were
spectacular! The weather was just right, there were no crowds and even when we went boating we had the entire lake to ourselves! My 4 year old daughter was thrilled - she wasn't being told to keep her voice down or to sit still at the table or not jump on the wooden deck. We walked, curled up in a corner with books, packed picnic lunches which we ate on the banks of neighbouring Naukuchiyatal and Sattal lakes. Spring cleaning for the mind - we came back all relaxed and refreshed! :)




6 comments:

Happy cook said...

Hi hi you can always spring clean my blog too.

Cynthia said...

Wow, you have been busy.

Arch said...

Beautiful place Miri...And yes, the tags - I managed to do some cleaning on mine and get it all categorized...But you have way more posts, its really some task ! I always use your index, glad thats updated...Add a search option, please, makes it so much easier...All the best...

sra said...

Sounds like the perfect holiday! The Spouse doesn't get going away and doing "nothing" so I try to do this with my girlfriends.

Bong Mom said...

That is such a beautiful lake. I thought the 2nd pic was in a houseboat :)

Vaishali said...

You're right, Miri. Working and managing a home leaves very little time to blog-- but you're passionate enough about it to keep it going, so kudos to you!
Thanks for the beautiful pictures. The lake is indeed spectacular.