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…

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…

Mangalorean Puli Munchi Fish Curry

It was a ‘Piri Piri Barsa’ day in Fall, which in the South Indian language of Tulu, literally means  ‘gentle drizzling of rain’ this morning.   The clouds were heavy and dark, looked like there was more rain to follow. The kind of day when you want to cozy up indoors and have some yummy…

Hyderabadi Marag Soup/Spicy South Indian Mutton Soup

The Fall season is upon us, gently she tiptoed in at the heels of Summer turning the air crispy and sending the leaves flying in the breeze, yet how sweetly she colors the leaves each one a magnificent proof that the Creator indeed was an artist to begin with. Wanting to make a spicy soup…

A foggy morning…

It was one of those magical mornings that unfolds like pictures from a postcard, the fog was thick and lay low.  It would be a shame” to not stop and smell the roses” I thought as I drove through the streets . The buildings were hardly visible, like the moors of a page from a…

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…

Picture of the day! #SummerOf2017 series

Have been wanting to post the pictures I capture each day on random stuff, that caught my attention to stop and click.Being a lover of nature, there will be a lot of  nature pictures for sure and others that might have made me stop and smile awhile or reflect upon.This is a promise, to post…

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…

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…

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…