Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fresh and Handmade

2013 India Sketch Journal Page 13 by Meera Rao
The pace of life in Mysore is laid back and a bit leisurely  - especially in the old part of Mysore where our flat is located.  Things just can't be hurried!

2013 India sketch Journal July 1 by Meera Rao

These ladies were waiting patiently for fresh ground flour at a made to order grain grinding place. Food tastes different/better when one uses fresh ground flour, fresh produce from the farms brought in each morning and ofcourse is eaten away right  :) I hope these tiny, tiny Mom and Pop specialty shops won't disappear as more and more stores sell factory prepared and packaged flour and other goods and western style supermarkets take over. 

2013 India sketch Journal July 2 by Meera Rao

The shop selling earthenware pots is very small and the pots were stacked to ceiling. Grandma in charge was sitting very comfortably on padded gunny sacks. She was selling pots of all different sizes.  My childhood memory is that, the water kept in those pots stay really cool and food cooked in them is especially delicious! I am tempted to try using them rather than the stainless steel vessels that my kitchen is stocked with. 


Carol Blackburn said...

So interesting, Meera, and things I would never ever get to see if not for your sketches and paintings. I do hope everything is good with you.

padmaja said...

Lovely Lovely catches this week! I enjoyed the flour mill and the waiting ladies a lot!Why dont you carry an earthen pot back home this time in your cabin baggage?( I carried a terracotta elephant big one for my sister in DC and it is possible!) They have a little steel tap fixed to the pot these days.

Meera Rao said...

Thanks Carol! I am now back in USA and trying to catch up with everything:) I really appreciate your visits and comments !

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, great suggestion --I will look for a small one I can carry during my next trip :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...