Finally! My Hamilton Beach Sandwich Grill !

My Electric Grill being delivered just in time for tea!


I love taking part in contests and if it is food related all the better to eat dear! So I signed up for the #CreateFearlessly contest sponsored by #HamiltonBeach in conjunction with #Blogadda and wondered what they’d send me – a sandwich grill or a coffee machine?

I waited a fair bit, even received a call and an email from Blogadda asking whether I’d got the gadget and was frankly getting quite worried:

  • Did it come while I was away ( very rare for me these days)
  • Was it filched along the way ( A possibility indeed)
  • Or did Blogadda change its mind ( NO not possible my mind screamed)

So I sent them an email saying that I didn’t receive the parcel and no sooner did I press  SEND than the doorbell rang and two scruffy looking men bearing this huge big parcel with a sandwich grill stood before me. Strangely they asked me to stamp my office stamp (really I don’t have an office), failing which I was to show them proof of identities like a PAN card or Driver’s Licence. This was the first time ever I was asked such a question by a courier company and not wishing to share my personal information with them, handed over my visiting card which announced my name and title as BLOGGER.

They looked suitably aghast as they muttered ” Yeh kya hai?” but I already had some guests at home and quickly shut the door.

Getting down to #CreateFearlessly

Ever since I’d seen this dumb movie called CHEF, I wanted to make a grilled ham and cheese sandwich so the moment I could manage it I asked Bayda to help me unpack the gadget.


Then with everything ready, I set down to making my first #CreateFearlessly Panini.


The instructions to start the grill were clear enough but Bayda did spend a few moments trying to figure how to open it. On closer inspection I found the catch on the side and released it to allow both the covers to come apart.

The grill heats up fast and the sandwich did slip out only because it was too thick but within minutes I had the yummiest grilled sandwich – crunchy crusty warm and toasty.


Desperately seeking Non-Vegetarian fast food at Breach Candy

The yummy Chicken Craver

IMG_0420I was walking down Breach Candy the other day when I suddenly noticed a small pavement eatery that has been around for a long time. Right after the Indian Oil Petrol pump and alongside the Tata Garden, this small food stall has a major brand like Baskin Robbins – in fact the only one in this part of town. I was intrigued that such a big name was in such a humble location so I went inside and was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t empty nor was it filled with giggling college kids. It had a fair mix of people who shopped, people who walked and of course the youngsters who need a decent place to hang out in.

This former stall of Farm Fair which once had products from MAFCO is now home to Baskin Robbins, Cookie Man , Coffee Break and HOWRA which I found serves yummy stuff. It was clean, the service quick and the Chicken Craver that I asked for tasty and well priced – for Rs. 50+ I could tuck into a good, wholesome snack. This was a variation of the Chicken Hot Dog with fried chicken chunks instead of a sausage. The chicken was crunchy on the outside and soft inside, the lettuce fresh and the mayo just right.

Non-vegetarian food is particularly hard to come by at Breach Candy since most of the eateries cater to the largely vegetarian clientele that shops and resides in the area. One option is the shack at Scandal Point, but that looks far too dodgy and inconvenient with the steps that one has to climb.

So, this little stall seems to be a good option and  the next time you’re at Breach Candy and looking for a quick snack, head towards St. Stephen’s Church and step into this tiny eatery for a good snacky experience!

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