Withered Roses in Winter

The weather has been brutal with winter storms all weekend.Snowed- in ! The roses I bought last week are all withered, can’t step out to get fresh ones coz the Winter Storm warning is still in effect. This is exactly how my spirit feels this morning – tired  and sick of winter !

Black Eyed Peas Curry

We are under a Winter Storm warning and the snow has been falling non stop like it would go out of fashion. What better way then bring Hygge home with some warm spicy aromatic curry, cooking in your kitchen, with ingredients available in your pantry, since driving out to do your grocery in this weather…

Crispy Ragi Dosa / Finger Millet Crepe

This weekend has been miserable to say the least, we are snowed -in since Friday and are stuck indoors, in what seems like a longest winter of all. Keeping myself creative is the only way I could think of to chase the winter blues away.  A small portion of the idli batter I had made…

Karahi Chicken ( Bangladeshi style)

The winter days seems so long, the need to cook something spicy snd comforting seems to be the need of the hour every weekend.The only way I have discovered to keep the winter blue at bay is to cook up a storm in the kitchen.The desire to try something new settled like a comfortable ache…

Palak Phulka / Spinach Flat bread

Our temps are flirting in single digit numbers this morning on GroundHog Day. It’s too cold to even dream of Spring…….. …………wanting to see green so badly and aching for the color green,I decided to start the day with Spinach/Palak in Phulka’s (Indian Flat bread). The easiest way to incorporate greens in a kid’s diet…

Akki Roti

The southern state of Karnataka in India, is filled with diverse food, ranging from coastal sea food to central land to the spicy hilly zone, each one exhibiting the richness in the culinary heritage of the land. The varied cuisines of this land are: Northern Karnataka Cuisine Southern Karnataka Cuisine Udupi Cuisine Malendu Cuisine Kodagu…

Kara Pori / Spicy Puffed Rice

Grew up in a small town in South India, where Pori/Puffed Rice vendors were a common site either on their bicycles with their huge bag of light weight Pori/Puffed rice or in the little shops by the market that was meant exclusively for Pori vendors .It was open all through the year, yet got busy…

Spicy Kozhukattai/Modaks

Sunday morning started with a draft of blustery winds followed by gentle snow flakes which almost looked like rain drops to begin with soon turning into sleet on the roads.It has been awfully cold this past week. The comfort of staying indoors has it’s own joys…… the need to make some comfort food to beat…

Carrot Paniyaram with Tomato Onion Chutney

It’s been a downpour this weekend, all day rains, dull & gloomy weather. It’s  that time  of the year for the home fire’s to be burning creating all that spicy “beat the cold” kinda yummy food, be it breakfast, evening snacks or the in-between, each one is a well thought of innovation and a labor…

November Rain

It’s been a cold start to November, the rains and the gusty winds are slashing on my windshield, as I drive through the slippery roads that reflect the traffic lights.  A song plays in my head, the lyrics from Gun’s & Roses crystal clear….. “…..Nothin’ lasts forever And we both know hearts can change And…

Still Photography

No particular reason, was getting ready to wash the apples I got home last evening after my grocery shopping, turned around to find an amazing shot waiting to happen in still photography, among those honey crisp apples placed in a make- do- colander of sorts ! Decided to share it on my #PhotoOfTheDay category !

I’ve never met a pumpkin, I didn’t like !

Everyone around is in the mood for carving Jack-O- Lanterns this weekend, Halloween is almost here !  A visit to the pumpkin patch each year has almost become a tradition at our home, ever since I moved to this country. Something about those orange balls lying on the hay or farm grounds  warms my soul.It…