Shifting to a mining town in a foreign land post marriage has by default made me a housewife (or as people nowadays like to say a “homemaker”). This blog is about the experiments I take upon everyday to keep myself busy. With a passion for all things sweet, mostly I talk about baking, but as a newly wed, this blog is also about my journey from a novice housewife, who previously never worked around the house to one who runs the reins now!
Being a total novice in Indian cooking, this blog also takes you through my travails in the kitchen preparing Indian food, for my husband V and me.
I would love to hear from you! If you have a question or comment, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
good orange muffins!!
Really enjoyed reading the blog…….Finally understood what a blog is…….Shockingly enough this if the first blog I have ever visited(if that’s the correct thing to do to a blog)…. Really missing you and proud of your writing and well…baking skills….count me as a regular member
Hmm…I think u view a blog…visit shud also b fine..I too am not sure-wht d correct terminology is…..miss u too bro! keep reading coz I plan to post everyday!Love u!
Dude i am so proud of u!!!! 🙂 🙂
very soon you cn hv ur own cookery book…(full desperate housewife style..;)
Haha..yea totally!!thnx babe…miss u!
Dude this is outstanding work…i have the link added to my favorites already 😀
Aww… thanx elgo!!:)
its simply grt, love to tell u that me n pa are so proud of u baby, u narrated ur new life with Vik so well n afterthat having expertise in most difficult are of home is just amazing, love both of u, lking fwd to see u soon.mom
Thank u mama! Looking fwd to seeing you too!!!
just saw this as a link on ur gtalk and decided to check it out,
am quite impressed at ur cooking skills! its something i am trying to catch hold of as well, need to learn some quick easy-to-do recipes while on my own 🙂
nice to know you are well and happy
big warm hugsX
Awww…thanx so much- still learning though but thanx!! Hope all goes well with u too!
Hey!! Wow yaar, its a really cool blog! I’m sure Adsense must be really busy picking up the right number of hits on this page! Hehe 🙂 Just saw this. Would definitely catch up with the posts.. Keep blogging!
Hey Shashank! Thanks! Yea I hope Adsense is!;) Started the blog to keep myself busy and enjoy it now! Hope all goes well with you!
LOVE all your posts and I look forward to reading your new experiments each week 🙂 When are you sending over a batch of brownies or some of that lemon chifon cake to NYC? They will actually taste better if hand-delivered! 😉 Hope to see you soon!! -Arushi
Thanks! Would love to hand deliver them! Wanna come to NY! But u should also plan a trip this side too. Will talk soon!
Got referred to your blog by a good friend(?). Refreshing and honest are two words that spring to mind. You’ve done well! I bake sporadically, and will most definitely pinch a few recipes off you. Love the way you incorporate pics in your posts, they tell a story by themselves. I wish I could put in half as much effort into my posts.
All the best with your journey, needless to say I’ll keep following your posts!
Thanks a ton!!:) :)feel free to pinch off a few recipes!
How u been ya??? Really impressed with your blog, and particularly your writing. Some very interesting and appealing dishes…Like your quote on Experiments of a Housewife and on taking over the reins of the house…so hows the transition been?
P.S I’m gonna ask my mom to pinch off a few recipes too 😉
Hi there Shumaila!
My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.
I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site https://thenovicehousewife.wordpress.com recently and was pretty impressed. I’ve added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.
If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!
As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn’t well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.
Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I’ve subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.
P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:
How you been?? Just saw this link on ur gtalk and so glad that i did !
Ur writing is actually making cooking & baking sound do-able ! 😉
Good going.. take care.. enjoy yourself gurl..
Hey Shalu di!
The blog is beautiful and so motivating!
Love your writing and illustrations!!
Will definitely be trying those lovely breads and cakes.
Good luck with it! 🙂
Thanks so much! I too enjoy your pictures on facebook! Happy baking!
I enjoy that your blog title could be read two ways and still be awesome:
The Novice Housewife
The No Vice Housewife
Your food looks amazing and I will totally be trying the recipes out. Hopefully, my novice cooking skills turn out food as awesome as yours!
Oh yeah it does!! Never thought of it as the No Vice Housewife…haha…but then that would not be entirely true! And hope you do try something out and enjoy the recipe as much as we have! Thank you for appreciating!:)
i’ve got a new hobby … cooking 🙂
and dad’s been telling me to check out your website .. it’s really good =D ..
all the recepies look great and i’m going to try them out =)
Thanks for stopping by the other day.You have a awesome blog with yummy recipes.I m specially loving all the baking recipes- gotta try some soon.Good Writing & Good Food..keep’em coming!
Thanks Tanvi! 🙂
i came across ur blog while searchin for somethin on google, since then i am following it on n off. believe me ur presentation n writing skills are equally good as good as ur receipes are. i must say; “i m impressed!”
looks like i m gonna b a regular follower of ur blogs.
keep up d good work.
Hey thank you for dropping by and a bigger thanks for the lovely comment! Hope you continue enjoying my blog and have fun trying out the recipes I post about!
Very interesting blog! I’ll be tuned 🙂
This is the first time I have ever blogged!! It seems to be a good start for a foodie like me.. Heard a lot about you and your site from my better half but dint know all she use to tell is really that big! I am really impressed and you definitely are an inspiration to my wife and all other “housewives”. Would love to be a follower of your blog and a very happy blogiversary – know that is late but as they say “better late than never”.
Loads of good luck!!
Sorry i meant *visited your blog..(never blogged!!!)
Thanks Mihir! You brought a huge smile on my face with that comment!
This is awesome……..I was always told that u were a good cook….but never knew that u are such a good writer…..good going LADY…..
Thanks so much! Such encouraging comments keep me going! 🙂
Great going!! Cheers from an old friend here
Thanks Andrew! Great that you stopped on by!
Amazing recipes. Too bad I could never make them 😛 But I sure will try when I get the chance. Good luck for future recipes.
Thanks Samrat for dropping by and appreciating! Hope you do try a recipe one of these days!
i came across this link on facebook…n wow its amazing 😀 .never knew, you so good at cooking…i simply loved the recipes and the little stories, experience and pictures you’v shared makes it even more interesting to read….i have added the site to my favorite links 🙂 Keep up the good work 🙂
hope all’s well at your end.
I know about your blog for a long time, but read through it today! I must say, I have enjoyed reading every bit of it. 🙂
I personal am a lame cook, but reading through your recipes does inspire me to try out new recipes! By the way, I also feel “Masterchef” is calling you!
Keep it up!
Just stumbled on your blog after a search for whole wheat carrot cupcake 🙂 Looking forward to many more great recipes. Cheers !
Awesome!!!!! I love the pictures and the recipes (of course). Everything is so bright and colorful… my favorite combinations when checking out food blogs. (smile)
Thanks for dropping by Tameka! Hope you try the recipe and like it!
Mom and Amrisha just told me about your blog ….love it!
Shallu this is awesome! Mom and Amrisha just told me ….great going!
Thanks so much for checking out my blog! Yours is so pretty! Great ideas!
Hey, I just started reading your blog thank you for writing. As an FYI that it’s not displaying properly on the BlackBerry Browser (I have a Pearl). Anyway, I’m now subscribed to your RSS feed on my laptop, so thanks again!
I am really enjoying your blog, Shumaila. And what a great idea to have Garam Masala Tuesdays. I absolutely love Indian food, and have been experimenting myself here and there. But I must confess that I have never ever tried cooking with Garam Masala. 🙂
Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. And like I mentioned on my first Garam Masala post- I hardly use garam masala myself. So you are cooking like a true indian! 🙂
This is awsome! Stuning photos, too 🙂
wonderful to be here. bests :)))))))))))))))))))))
Absolutely fantastic blog! Love all ur pix and some wonderful recipes u have!! 🙂
Great stuff… Every time I go through your blog, I crave for some yum food and end up over eating… lol !!
I would love to read your cookery book someday …. 🙂
p.s– i am ready to co-sponsor it!!
Thanks for the information I like following your blog.
I discovered your blog thru Pinterest where I surf along looking for baking recipes I can try. Have noted down a coule I would love to give a go at and will link back to you! 🙂 Tks for sharing and I should give you a high-five for all your efforts! 🙂
Thanks Shobana! Hope you like the recipes! Do let me know in case of any problems in the recipe.
Hi Shumaila! I love reading your blog and looking at your mouth-drooling photos! Here’s an award for you, hope you like it! 🙂
Hi Shum!! Loved going through the blog & incredible recipes..cant wait to try these myself..wish you the very best sweety..shall stay tuned for all the updated..cheers!!