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…

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…

Strawberry Coconut Rava Laddoo’s

It’s summer time here ,everywhere you turn you find delicious, sweet and juicy strawberries and I picked my share of it this weekend. The  temptation to try something new with the fresh fruits in hand was so strong this beautiful weekend…… ………..that when I finally decided to try strawberries in a laddoo, I was pretty…

Summer is here….. when pictures speak louder than words !

“C’mon it’s almost summer, time for swim lessons”, said Mamma Duck as she gracefully moved with her lil’ ones   Riding the summer wave , making beautiful memories 🙂 A wedding in town, the wooden bridge over the river strewn with rose petals………romance thick in the humid summer air Chirping birds and jumping chipmunks around…

Caught Unawares

A quacky kinda romance : Spotted on my walk this morning, gazing deeply into each other’s eyes oblivious of the walkers by, in a backyard filled with flowers, LOVE was in the air !

There is something about beautiful evenings…..

Walking our pet around the park with a slowly setting sun in the background,  I saw  a man  sitting and reading a book in the  slanting sunlight  across the green grass, the soccer field was empty perhaps his grandkids were playing at the park slides, he was having some time for himself, basking in the…

Cloud Watching….

Haiku : “Floating in the sky forming, changing, drifting on nature’s wispy breath”

Curd Rice/Thayir Sadham

My earliest memories of eating  curd rice/yogurt rice or ‘Thayir Sadham’ as it is fondly called in the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu  where I grew up, is sitting in our school lunch room and opening our tiffin boxes for lunch ( a stainless steel container set in packs of 3 or 5 ,stacked…

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…

Green Peas Pulao

Got back home after a beautiful road trip over the long weekend. It has been beautiful this weekend with lots of sunshine and outdoors. The rains had finally stopped. Getting back home and slowly falling into the routine meant, good food to start off with.Something quick and yummy to satiate your hunger pangs, with some…

Chicken Chettinad

 It’s been a lovely weekend full of sunshine and relaxation, getting back from a road trip the need to have some spicy home cooked meal was strong. So settled into making this elaborate and authentic Chettinad Chicken from the land of the Chettiyars of Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India. Their cuisine is globally…

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…