A rainy weekend….

It has been raining all weekend, one had two options…either to stay indoors and sulk at the rain or pull on your rain boots and jump in the puddles. I chose the latter, sulking never looked or felt good, so walk along with me on the river’s edge where nature beckons in all her glory…

Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum Chutney

The sun glowed gloriously outside the window.Lying in bed watching the light and shadow effect , I longed to get up and try some cooking, yet my recent surgery did not permit much mobility as yet, so I lay down and watched some more. The ache to eat something spicy after being on liquid diet…

Mango Salsa with Tortilla Chips (Totopos)

When everyone around is celebrating  Cinco de Mayo, join in the fun fiesta and do your part, I decided. The sun had just come out after days and days of rain and gloomy weather, just in time for the celebrations. The crab apple tree had shed most of its flower petals owing to the rains…

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Dark rain clouds loomed low as I drove back home in the evening, the skies threatening to open up any minute……and then it happened ! Somewhere along the way , the skies opened up and there was a downpour, flash flood warning on the radio, traffic slowed down, bumper to bumper ride began, a slow…

Eggplant /Brinjal Thokku

“Thokku” is traditionally used as a side or flavor enhancer to the last course in most Tamil meals, which is rice with homemade yogurt. However, the possibilities are endless. Mix with hot, steamed rice and a dash of sesame oil and you have a satisfactory meal.It is a cooked-down relish made from mainly fruits, vegetables…

South Indian Fish Fry

The weather forecaster had not minced any words when she announced on the Friday news that there will be heavy rains over the weekend. Fully prepared to face the rain head on, I felt mighty pleased to walk out of the Korean Market, with two packs of fresh caught fish. One was King fish steaks…

Chivalry Is Not Dead !

  Trying to get the one parking spot that was open, I am waiting patiently during rush hour to finish my grocery shopping and get back home. Blocking the parking spot is a lady, completely oblivious of my waiting and is taking her own sweet time looking at her reflection in the glass window of…

Springtime Gifts

Even if it is for just half hour in a day, take yourself outside for a nature walk….the earth has so much to offer this Spring. So many different colors of Tulips lined the sidewalk….. One of my favorite things to do , in beginning of Spring is to see how many different colors  of…

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Having waited for Spring  for so long , glad to see, it is here now.The rains had washed the earth of it’s winter slumber and suddenly the earth smiles once again. If you like me enjoy flowers, walk along ,to see the treasures I find each…

Zucchini Kofta’s In Creamy Coconut Curry

Zucchini (American )  or Courgette  (British)  is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15 to 25 cm. In the British Isles, a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow. Botanically, Zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry called a “pepo”, being the swollen…

Sunset In Spring

All day the sun played hide and seek in between rain showers, then just before she set on the West she flashed her most beautiful smile across the lake….to treasure ! The joy of the moment , I will carry it to sleep tonight !

The Festival Of Colors -Holi

Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated in Spring, in India and Nepal. It is also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive,…