2011-06-19

It's Papa's day! - Sunny side up - Breakfast idea!

My Papa best, my papa best is the only advertisement (remember dhara ad?) breezes through my mind, just with the thought of my papa!. I'm sure every son and daughters in the world would feel the same.

Right from the days as little girls (me and my sister) till the date my sis got married and I moved to Finland, we have stayed completely over protected, right under the shadow of dad, hardly did we know what the world was. Our world used to revolve around, mum, dad, school and college. We still are quite tightly knitted family. Never did we have the feeling of want nor any desire since it was already there for us when it has to be. No we weren't spoiled but they thought us where our limits should be. Moving far from them has been a challenging but a beautiful learning experience.


It was just me and sis who never learnt how to drive bi-cycle amongst all my cousin's since he feared, what if we fall. Later when I moved to Finland, bike (cycle) being only easy medium of transport I had to learn biking during late twenties, my dad was so much worried how will I manage alone since it was all uphill and down the slope. At the same time, he was SO proud when I learnt, till date he keeps checking if the gears and breaks are in good condition and did I buy helmet? No I still didn't...oh I dislike, it spoils my hair. 

He is our pillar strength to all we wanted to achieve in our lives, he never let any thorns to come across in order to make our path smooth. Just becoz I hate travelling in bus and car he takes me everywhere in his bike, is one such example. As much as today whenever I go to India, myself, dad and niece (only she wears helmet ha ha)  we go on a very long drive, talking hundred of stories, buying all the fav food from restaurants and street food, convincing mum if I fall sick he will take me to doc. 


Like I mentioned earlier, what I enjoy the most with papa is to have endless talk/discussion/argument over many things. He is a intellectual person with an excellent command over language and stunning hand writing. Now an honest confession, I'm never good with language, stood last in all dictation test and language exams. I used to make (still do) millions of spelling mistakes when I write, you might have noticed the trait in my blog. Pops has been helping me right from school days. After moving to Finland we have been exchanging quite a lot of emails where he has been correcting and polishing, I'm still learning. Having grown so much in this area is just becoz of HIM! I wish I had few percentage of command over language of what he has sigh!  The trick is that he asks me to read a lot and maintain a dairy to note down all the  new words I come across, which has helped me to improve, hopefully more  in the future.

So papa, here is our fav breakfast, sunny side up (bulls eye as we call it in India) as much as we both love it, mum and sis run away from it. Never mind, wish you were here with me over a cup of tea, fav food, loud music and endless talk I miss you!. You are our hero, our strength, our hope and THE one who we always look up in Life. We love you! Happy Pop's day! 


One thing my friend Elisabeth's dad said to me was, "no matter what, always  remember to walk on the sunny side of the life! To all the best dads in the world happy fathers day!"

And to my reader Sofie, thanks for ur comments and asking me to improve more on my writing skills, thanks a lot felt very encouraging. Will take best effort to get it done, you will see it future! :) 

Toasted bread, with sunny side (cook the egg more if you don't like runny egg yolk) have kept my yolk in medium consistency and some marmalade...And indeed glass of milk or tea, choose urs. Happy  breakfast! 

59 comments:

Biny Anoop June 19, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

Ananda i love my egg this way....i love esp the yolk....

Priya Sreeram June 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

Ananda, I have goosebumps all over- such a lovely tribute to your dad and girl my post on Father's day also starts with Dhara Commercial line- My daddy strogest (talk about coincidences) !!

Treat and Trick June 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM  

Truly great dedication for dad! He is so pleased to read it. Perfect breakfast, can I join in ?

Nithya June 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM  

Chooo chweet. Your papa is going to be happy for the way you have written this post :)

Lovely looking sunny side up :) Glossy and attractive :) beautiful setup and clicks :)

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen June 19, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

I don't really like sunny side up but looks great. I wanted to tell you how nice it was reading this. I can see how heartfelt it is. I'm sure your dad is proud of you :-)

Ushnish Ghosh June 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Dear Ananda
How are you? I cant stop reading this continuously. I can feel the bond between you and dad..
Humm sunny side up...Even if I eat 6 eggs for bfast some times, but yet to develop a taste for sunny side up...Sunny side down , I love.
Have a nice week ahead

Priya June 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

Wow lovely post, thats a wonderful breakfast, ur dad will be definitely proud of u..

Christine's Pantry June 19, 2011 at 11:47 PM  

Great post!

Nessie June 19, 2011 at 11:47 PM  

Gorgeous touching post!
And I think that is the best looking fried egg I've ever seen! Love it!

An Open Book June 19, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

ananda...that looks like its right out of a magazine or somethin..perfect looking egg and i love the setting...

Torviewtoronto June 20, 2011 at 12:06 AM  

beautiful post and best breakfast to serve Ananda
regards
Akheela

Alessandra June 20, 2011 at 1:13 AM  

I have never seen an egg as perfect as yours :-)

ciao
Alessandra

Sandhya Hariharan June 20, 2011 at 1:27 AM  

Beautiful setup , drool worthy breakfast ..and a perfect write up !!!!

Satrupa June 20, 2011 at 3:18 AM  

You gurlz have sure made daddy proud ... we too are two sisters and I can totally relate to your post. The eggs look definitely 'Sunny' ... lovely clicks !

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

mr. pineapple man June 20, 2011 at 5:14 AM  

that is the most perfect sunny side up Ive seen!

mr. pineapple man June 20, 2011 at 5:14 AM  

that is the most perfect sunny side up Ive seen!

aipi June 20, 2011 at 6:34 AM  

What a fabulous tribute on Father's day by way of such a fantastic writeup!
I will agree with everyone here, those eggs are perfection personified!
US Masala

Ms.Chitchat June 20, 2011 at 7:45 AM  

Lovely write-up, straight from ur heart, awesome. I really thought this click was from a mag cover, picture perfect.

Sharmilee! :) June 20, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

Bread with egg is a unbeatable combination...looks yummy

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy June 20, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

You have written this post straight from the heart & thats evident in every word. I almost got teary eyed ..missed family a lot & all those childhood days :)
Its almost midnight here & I have decided my bfast tommo.Looks AMAZING! Organe marmalade- spot on grl!

Anna Johnston June 20, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad, and considering your family are all so close it was a huge step for you to move so far away from home. Awesome courage Ananda, very brave of you. I loved this post, it came right from your heart :)

Prathima Rao June 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM  

Thats a beautiful write up!!! I can see the bond u share with ur dad...:) And thats a perfect sunny side up :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Happy Cook / Finla June 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

Loved this post.

Kairali sisters June 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

Lovely tribute for fathers day and that egg definitely looks sunny and bright!!

Suja June 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM  

Lovely post dear..perfect and yummy combo,loved your clicks.

''Cucina di Barbara'' June 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM  

When an egg isn't a simple egg! this is absolutely perfect!

Suman Singh June 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM  

Loved everything in this post..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal June 20, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

Happy father's day dear. That is such a beautiful presentation dear :)

Vimitha Anand June 20, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

Lovely write up and the egg looks perfect bull's eye...

Nami @ Just One Cookbook June 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

Ananda, you have the most beautiful sunny side up! I missed reading your post! :-)

Sobha Shyam June 20, 2011 at 11:33 PM  

lovely post dear..nice presentation..

Namitha June 21, 2011 at 2:19 AM  

Your father reminds me of my own in many ways :-)A great post indeed :-)

kankana June 21, 2011 at 9:39 AM  

That is such a beautiful post :) I think only you can make such a simple dish look so pretty .. Love the lighting .. and that egg yolk is popping out of the picture !

Sanjeeta kk June 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM  

That is a lovely post on your love for your papa or should I say your papa's love for you.

fajeeda June 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM  

first time here......beautiful space.following u.....if time permits visit my space also......
www.fajishotpot.blogspot.com

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter June 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM  

sweet post you must miss him loads i miss my mum and dad living away from home

Angie's Recipes June 21, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

What a fabulous breakfast! The eggs look perfect and the photos are awesome!

Devaki June 22, 2011 at 2:04 AM  

The perfect egg for our perfect dad's. Perfect!

What a sweet post Ananda :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

PS - Got your mail just now and it is wonderful Thanks for such a lovely collection of items and your sweet words. You'll hear from me soon!

Charissa June 22, 2011 at 2:49 AM  

I like my eggs soft too...looks amazing...

And all these pictures are enchanting, so warm and cozy feeling!

Catherine June 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM  

Awww, Ananda! What a beautiful post! Your Dad sounds absolutely wonderful :) Also... my Sister and I were never allowed a bike either because our Dad was too overprotective of his wee Princesses haha :)

Don't worry about writing skills; you still manage to communicate wonderfully with every one of your readers, and you always will :) x

Rinku Naveen June 23, 2011 at 3:36 AM  

ooh loved that egg. Looks so perfect. Lovely clicks..And lucky dad too.

First time here. You have a beautiful blog. Happy to follow u..

vegetarianirvana June 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM  

Beautiful, Ananda. You are a great story teller and your affection for your family is very heart warming.
Sandhya.

Ely June 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

Ananda beautiful post, we read all the love for your Dad, how many memories ... and even if we grow our dad will be the most beautiful and good in the world. What a nice breakfast, to share with love and affection.
I hope you understood what I wanted to write, it is easy to use translator.
Thanks for your visits to my blog

Choclette June 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM  

Your dad sounds wonderful - you're a very lucky person. Lovely breakfast too.

Magic of Spice June 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

What a lovely tribute post to your dad...gorgeous!

StyleNectar June 25, 2011 at 12:33 AM  

oh so lovely and yummy:-) such a beautiful tribute! xoxo
~Juliane

Cheah June 25, 2011 at 4:49 AM  

Ananda, I'll be so touched if I were to be greeted by this breakfast on Mother's Day or my birthday!

Magpie June 25, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

What a sweet post Ananda, loved it! made me miss my dad a lot too :)
I think your writing is great- and straight from the heart!

? June 26, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

Loved the post and the pictures. Beautiful Ananda!

Suman Singh June 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

You have some awards waiting in my space.. Pls do drop by and collect them dear..

Sarah June 28, 2011 at 7:42 AM  

such a beautiful post! this is our fav way of having eggs too! love it!

MaryMoh June 28, 2011 at 3:18 PM  

It's such a lovely read, Ananda. I'm so touched and moved as I remember of my dad. Wish I can go back more often to see him!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets June 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM  

Wow that's gotta be the most perfect fried egg I've ever seen. Do you give lessons? ;p Happy belated father's day!

Tika Hapsari Nilmada July 17, 2011 at 2:21 AM  

Hi Ananda. Thanks for submitting your lovely photo to DMBLGiT July 2011. Wishing you good luck !

Saee Koranne-Khandekar July 18, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

Lovely photography! Perfect eggs!

La Roquette July 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

Just came across your blog, Love your photography, so crisp and clean :)

Fantastic work :) will definitely be coming back to see more :)

Bertie August 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

Noo! Too much Photoshop! Not natural... :(

Ananda Rajashekar August 24, 2011 at 5:02 PM  

Bertie! :) I never use photoshop niether did i edit this picture! straight from camera...

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth August 25, 2011 at 11:56 PM  

Is that even a real egg? Wow Ananda.. so so so brilliant and picture perfect ! I can't stop staring at the neatness and clarity with which you have presented it.. So glad to bump into your blog and be your new follower ! :)

 
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