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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Doodlepad gone mad

Doodlepad gone mad

This is what happens whenkids with wild imaginations learn to draw stick figures. The one on the right was drawn by Nathan…he says, “Daddy has long legs!”

And then Andrew drew me. All these years of changing diapers, nurturing, feeding, loving, encouragement, teaching, PATIENCE…and all he sees in me is 2 tits the size of beach balls!?!?!

I love it.

come see what my sister-in-blog, Veronica, is making….

Petites Bouchees

Petites Bouchees

My sister-in-blog, Veronica of Veronica’s Test Kitchen, just opened her shop! Over at Petites Bouchees, Veron is selling the most decadent macarons, financiers and mini cupcakes! My dear friends, if you can hop on over there and support her new adventure, I would be most grateful! She can ship direct to you.

Two weeks ago, I got a nice little box of macarons from Veron. When I opened the box, the precious macarons were perfectly packed with lots of padding and a cool pack. The cream filling inside the macaron was still cool!

Anyways, I’m sending my love over to Veronica for being such a wonderful blog-sister.


A Tribute to Pedatha


A couple of months ago, authors Jigyasa Giri & Pratibha Jain sent me their cookbook, called Cooking with Pedatha. The book won the Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World award by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Pedatha (Subhadra Krishna Rau Parigi) is the oldest offspring of former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. V.V. Giri and Smt. Saraswathi Bai Giri.

Yes, the book is a cookbook, full of vegetarian recipes. But it’s much more than that. This is preservation of family recipes, stories, wisdom and memories from then-85yr old Pedatha. Sadly, she passed away a few weeks ago on February 20th.

Come pay tribute a beautiful mother, sister, daughter and legend by visiting the author’s website or see her book at Amazon. Each recipe has a color photo and the book is full of healthy vegetarian chutneys, spice mixes and pickles.

35 Responses to “Doodlepad gone mad”

  1. blondee47 — 3/16/08 @ 4:36 pm

    better those than a big fat ass!!

  2. David — 3/16/08 @ 4:36 pm

    I wonder what your kids will think of the many chronic visitors to Steamy Kitchen, when they get older. Pseudo-uncles and artificial aunts?

    It’s not like the Internet is EVER going to forget this photograph.

  3. Scott — 3/16/08 @ 4:40 pm

    Hilarious! Love it.

  4. dwiana — 3/16/08 @ 4:40 pm

    They are two handsome boys full with imagination and creativity. My two years old son name is also Nathan.

  5. Danielle — 3/16/08 @ 4:49 pm

    What gorgeous boys! And I’m cracking up at their drawings.

  6. GANDAMORA PASCAL D SIREGAR — 3/16/08 @ 5:12 pm

    The boys are handsome, i like children from the ages and have also 3 children 2 boys and the youngest a girl, but they are now al students at the university and i mean not so small as that 2 boys. But i have enjoyed from them till they are 15 years old .
    It seem that they playing together , very nice.
    My greatings to the boys,
    Gandamora P.D.Siregar,
    The Netherlands.

  7. Syd — 3/16/08 @ 5:14 pm

    LOL!! You rock for posting the pic of your boys & their “art”.

  8. courtney — 3/16/08 @ 5:15 pm

    So typical of men!Thats what they remember and gravitate to. Got to love it.

  9. Kitt — 3/16/08 @ 5:29 pm

    As the Web-savvy boyfriend says: Cleavage always drives up traffic. The boys are just doing their bit to help out.

  10. Melinda — 3/16/08 @ 5:44 pm

    Agree with Blondie47 ! (Those boys are so gorgeous!) So funny!

    I haven’t seen the Cooking with Pedatha cookbook. It sounds like something I would absolutely love to own too. Thank you for featuring it. I will find it and get it .
    My sincere condolences to her family. What a lovely book to have with all her recipes.

    I got your card yesterday in the post. It is a very lovely card to receive, and is so personalized. You are so kind, many thanks. x

  11. Jennifer in Texas — 3/16/08 @ 5:45 pm

    Too funny.

  12. Larry — 3/16/08 @ 5:46 pm

    Your husband was in that drawing? Was he hidden behind the big boobs?

  13. Mike — 3/16/08 @ 6:08 pm

    Very well done photo. You’ve quite the knack!

  14. Meena — 3/16/08 @ 6:19 pm

    Oh my God Jaden, your babies sure do crack me up! hehehe…

  15. Lynn — 3/16/08 @ 6:51 pm

    Your boys certainly are showing artistic talent! What a handsome couple you and your husband (and the boobs) make.

  16. veron — 3/16/08 @ 7:36 pm

    Oh…that is simply too funny! Your boys are too cute. Thanks for mentioning Petites Bouchees , great advertising for me …;)

  17. daphne — 3/16/08 @ 8:21 pm

    hehe..Jaden, your boys are funny. Good on you for sharing these little snippets too!

  18. The boobies pic should be on a Steamy Kitchen t-shirt, and post-it pads, note-pads, pens, pencils, wok, ladle, pots, pans, etc etc etc (merchandize junkie alert)

  19. Chris — 3/16/08 @ 11:11 pm

    “….changing diapers, nurturing…” You forgot to mention BREAST feeding!

  20. Dani — 3/17/08 @ 1:32 am

    Oh, cmon…it could be a lot worse that a a pair of big old boobies;)!!

  21. amyjo smith — 3/17/08 @ 2:08 am

    oh my gosh…sooooo funny!!
    my girls have passed stick figures into drawing individual body parts and gluing them together…and when ruby cut out giant boobs for hers, her older sister was yelling “YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE BOOBS – ALL YOU HAVE ARE LITTLE NIPPLES!!”
    hilarious – ruby still glued her boobs on :) (they’re 5 and 7 lol)

    I love their stick people!! Great job Nathan & Andrew :)

  22. joey — 3/17/08 @ 4:02 am

    Your sons are gorgeous! And funny just like you :)

  23. Mike — 3/17/08 @ 8:31 am

    rofl, that doodle is awesome

  24. jaden, for boobs that huge they sure do look high and perky!

  25. SKim — 3/17/08 @ 10:34 am

    Hahaha! I have to add at least they didn’t draw them around the knees! :)

  26. liz — 3/17/08 @ 2:19 pm

    what kind of lighting? is it sunlight or some kind of flash?
    your boys are adorable. :) that’s so funny the booble-pad

  27. SteamyKitchen — 3/17/08 @ 2:24 pm

    It’s my Lowel Ego lights!

    I was taking food photos and the boys came in with that doodlepad!

    The lights weren’t even pointing at them, they were pointing at the table next to them.

  28. kat — 3/17/08 @ 2:56 pm


  29. Jeremy — 3/17/08 @ 3:23 pm

    Boy’s will be boy’s!

  30. FlaNBoyant Eats — 3/17/08 @ 11:34 pm

    ha ha ha ha!! children will do anything and express themselves oh so honestly!

  31. didally — 3/18/08 @ 4:32 am

    Kids are always so innocently honest. Haha…

  32. meeso — 3/18/08 @ 5:30 pm

    :)) I LOVE the stick figures!!!

  33. chunky — 3/19/08 @ 1:25 pm

    oh man…i wonder how they would draw me if they see me..lol!

  34. Big Boys Kitchen — 3/21/08 @ 11:23 am

    walio! such a pair of huge tits, kids can draw, kids got good imagination!

  35. wmw — 3/23/08 @ 3:17 pm

    What a riot! It’s such a treasure to capture these shots of your family…makes lovely memories last forever.

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