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Hi, I’m Ratna.

I grew up in a very small town in India, I still live in a very small town, in the Prairies, here in Canada. I like to cook, eat, and talk about food. I feel every dish has a story to tell. It could be the first time one had it, or wanted to but couldn’t, or even shouldn’t have had it, but did. Food also reminds me of different seasons and celebrations. We did not have malls those days, so was brought up on seasonal produce only. The smell of cauliflower being cooked always reminds me of a chill in the air, just like eating mangoes of summer holidays.

The women in my family never measured the ingredients or consulted a book. This is how I learned to cook also. I only use fresh ingredients in my cooking. I have started measuring my ingredients now. This is a place where I write about my food experiences.

I am a wannabe vegetarian. I do have one recipe for the Pescatarians, way back when, which I have not taken out. Other than that this is a vegetarian food blog.

“Sutra” is the word for thread. I hope to pass this cooking “thread” to my children and grandchildren, just as I have received it from my mother and grandmother. I have kept my day job, where I help people smile better.

Thanks for stopping by,  I’d love to hear from you. Please write to me here.



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8 thoughts on : Welcome

  • December 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Dear Ratna, I love your new theme and the beautiful layout you chose for Cooking Sutra. Love it! 😉

    • Ratna
      December 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth. I am having Au petit gout withdrawal. Lol. Have a merry Christmas.

  • May 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Hi Ratna – Thank you for stopping by my blog so that I can discover yours. Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creation in the kitchen. Happy coking and blogging!

    • Ratna
      November 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Nice to know you Lail.

  • Sari Faith
    January 2, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Love it! 🙂

    • Ratna
      November 22, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks Sari

  • September 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Ratna! I found you from Bea’s blog and here a ‘Hello’ from Newfoundland! I am originally from West Bengal but have been living here for a while now. Wishing you a wonderful journey into the blogging world! 🙂

    • Ratna
      November 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you, do keep in touch Debjani..

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