Mussel Meat Stir Fry

Food always stirs memories,  good ones coz’ I have shared food amidst laughter and fun be it friends or family, there is always joy around the dining table and oodles of laughter too. Summer vacations as a kid meant visiting grand moms at our native, a coastal village bursting with seafood fresh off the boat…

Photo of the day ! #SummerOf2017 series

Purple Coneflower /Hedgehog Coneflower /Echinacea purpurea is a North American flowering plant of the sunflower family. It’s a classic perennial that blooms throughout Spring to late summer and one of the most popular native wild flower.It has a large center cone  (hence the name Hedgehog Coneflower ) surrounded by pink purple petals.It is highly attractive…

A visit to The Bahai House of Worship

Driving through the downtown traffic on a beautiful sunny day, we reached Evanston, a city in Cook County, 12 miles north of downtown Chicago.The village of Wilmette , where the Bahai house of Worship is situated, is a 10 minute drive from there through a beautiful neighborhood along the lake Michigan. Nothing could  have prepared…

Pineapple Fried Rice

 Summer is here and so are the pineapples. The peak season for pineapples are between March and July, when they are at their delicious best, though they are available all through the year. The pineapples we get here are the Dole variety, coming to us all the way from Hawaii.  “The most-visited tourist attraction in…

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

The much awaited long weekend was finally here, flags adorned every household in the neighborhood…… ……backyards were getting ready for the weekend celebrations…… ….the ache to go on a road trip was strong. The weather finally had started to look up, just on time for a weekend getaway, so off we went on a road…

Sweet Corn Sundal

Some pictures that are stored in memory never fade away, irrespective of the time or place since you last saw them….. The joy on the faces of hardworking Sundal vendors on the beach at the end of the day, strolling along the shore while the gentle waves touch their feet and go, their distant laughter…

SHAMROCK CHIPS ( Flat Bread)

Originally posted on stirringmyspicysoul.com:
Shamrock Chips/ Flat Bread The first time, I heard about St.Patty’s Day was when my kid came back from kindergarten one day & when asked how was school, replied,”Oh, we had fun trying to catch Leprechauns”…having never heard of them before, I thought it was some kind of a gecko/garden…

Exploring the Cahokia Mounds,connecting the past to the present

        Driving down the country side, during our Spring Break ,I listened to the excitement in my kid’s voice, glad that we made the road trip.It was a time for sharing and bonding , stepping out of the routine of the hamster wheel of life.Fresh air and travel does something to people,…

My visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

” I do not understand the mystery of GRACE- only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us ” ~ Anne Lamott Slowly I made my way to the Basilica that morning, I had seen the distinctive green dome making a statement in the St.Louis skyline, as we…

CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS

This was our first trip to the Pacific Northwest,I was excited…traveling always does that to me, the sights you will see the people you will meet, the culture you will imbibe in those short few days and the way your mind would expand with all that discovery……but nothing prepared me to this beautiful unfolding of…