My house has seen a flurry of painters and carpenters this last month. Between them and layers of dust all over the place (no matter how much you try to clean) baking had been impossible. We survived mostly on take outs or super quick one-pot meals. But now the last of them are gone and we are slowly reclaiming our home. The kitchen looks like our kitchen once again and the oven has been scrubbed clean.
When we emerged from under paint cans and wood shavings, it seems the rain gods have been busy too! The onset of monsoons is always exciting. Unless you have to wade through the water to get to work- then it ain’t pretty! Much like everybody else, I feel like chai and bhajiyas as soon as the showers start but what I crave even more is to bake something so that my house can smell heavenly even if it’s only for a while. And there is no aroma more delicious than a loaf of banana bread in your oven. This time I made muffins instead and added a few handfuls of chocolate chips for some glutton factor.