Tomatoes, Beautiful Big Red Ripe Tomatoes - This is what I had in mind when I bought my first tomato plant. Tomatoes are native to South America but are now grown all over the world with thousands of cultivars. They belong to the same family as bell peppers and eggplants. It can be eaten raw… Continue reading To-ma-to – Third and a half time lucky !!!
HAPPY DIWALI !! What better way to start the food page than with a dessert during a festive month 😉 For the uninitiated, Diwali ( Deepavali ) is an Indian festival when lit earthen lamps adorn houses symbolizing victory over darkness - victory of good over evil, celebrating Rama's return to Ayodhya after his exile.… Continue reading Gajar Halwa
Lake Tahoe - formed during the Ice Ages is a picturesque little place near San Francisco ( about a 3 hr car ride through hilly terrain ). It will hold your heart with its blue clear waters. It's only next to the Great Lakes in volume and second in depth after Crater Lake. A winter/weekend ski… Continue reading Emerald Bay @ Lake Tahoe, CA
This is what I originally had in mind 🙂 Could have done this in my previous apartment too but it meant drilling holes ( a big no no in most rental homes ). Even then, it would have been in one corner of my kitchen, far from the stove top - not a very practical… Continue reading Kitchen Window Shelf – Part II
My first attempt at henna design on a friend's hand #karwachauth2017 Second attempt the following year (KC 2018) on my own hand and it turned out pretty good I must say ! We had guests the night I had planned to put on mehendi, so started late with the process - only to realize that I… Continue reading Mehandi Time !! Henna Designs 🙂
Ogling at pretty Pinterest/DIY pictures has become a hobby kind of thing lately. And, I have been trying to veer out of it without success 🙆🏻, much to the dismay of hubby dearest ❤ Sigh! How I wish I lived in a house of my own! How I wish I could incorporate all those wonderful ideas into making… Continue reading Kitchen Window Shelf – Part I
Chillies or Peppers are the easiest and least fussy plants to grow. All they need are good soil with organic matter and protection from pests like aphids and leaf miners. You will need some patience though as they take some time to reward you and are heat dependent. Chili might have originated in South America… Continue reading Chili wali Gali – The Hot Pepper Lane