Who am I?
Hi there! I am Anjana, the brain and brawn behind this blog. I am an Electronics engineer by profession (fancy-shmancy, ahem!). I worked for about 5 years in an MNC in India. Meanwhile, I got married to my college best friend-turned-sweetheart and had a baby. My husband came to work in the US (‘on-site’, as we call in Indian IT professional circles), and we tagged along. That was in 2010. Since then I have been a happy home maker and mother to a very busy, super energetic, sweet little boy.
What is this blog about?
In January 2013, I had this marvelous idea to start a blog. I never thought I would stick with it so long, but I have. I began by sharing my interests in cooking, baking, and home decor, with a little bit of DIY crafting and party planning thrown in. Gradually, it evolved to a purely food-based blog and I’m happy with that! It’s fun to see how my blogging style has grown and how my tastes (both food and aesthetics) have evolved. (Take a look in the archives or rather, don’t! There are some not so pretty pictures in there!) I love how this blog has been such an enriching teaching experience for me. It’s really my second baby.
My cheer-leading team is made up of my dear parents, my hubby and our darling Boy, who was a wee three-year old when I started the blog and is quickly growing up, much like a bean sprout! He occasionally models for my food photographs and I unabashedly use him for all his cuteness and adorable all-round awesomeness!!
My cooking and blogging philosophy.
I cook anything and everything I fancy. I share my family favorites, simple heirloom recipes I grew up eating, taught to me by mommy dearest. Sometimes I try my hand at classics from cuisines around the world, though I do have a soft spot for Chinese, Thai and Mediterranean, but only after Indian, of course. And sometimes I put my very own spin on ingredients I happen to have on hand. If the guys of the house love it, it’s sure to find its way to the blog. And oh, we have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Ice creams, cakes, muffins, cookies, puddings and sweets, bring them on!!
Photography is also a big inspiration for me. I have grown hugely as a passable ‘photographer’ over the past
What can you do to stay in touch?
So, what are you waiting for? I have so much to share. Come on in, grab yourself a cold drink and spend some time with me! And if you like what you see, don’t forget to follow my blog via Email (you will find a button on the right) and other social media pages.
I absolutely love hearing from my readers. Blogging is definitely a two-way street. Leave a comment in this page or on any of my posts or contact me any time via email at happyandharried(at)gmail(dot)com. Write to me if you want to share your experiences cooking one of my recipes or if you want me to post a particular recipe or simply to say hello! Have a nice day and thank you so much for being here. Hope you enjoy my little space!!