It's Raining Leaves

It’s Raining Leaves

Fall season arouses all things comfort.   The favourite blanket, the old sweater, the faithful boots, the itch to draw a smiley face on a misty window, the urge to jump into the pile of fallen maple leaves, the aroma of cinnamon and apple pies, the steam of a hot cup of tea…I could go […]

Love is...Apple Roses

Love is…Apple Roses

   “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Holy Crap! I made bread.

Holy Crap! I made bread.

   I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling a euphoric sense of super power during the first few weeks of a New Year.  You know when you feel like Superman?  When you look over your shoulder, you can almost catch a glimpse of your red cape fluttering behind as you start to sprint and take […]

Honey – The Ultimate Super Food

Honey is Mother nature’s super food and with its rich abundance of nutrients, it is considered a powerful source of vital nutrients to strengthen our immune system. It is truly one of nature’s simplest yet best remedies. It’s fascinating how the fragrance, taste and hue of honey reflects the different flora from which bees gather […]

Boost Your Immune System

It’s that time of the year again when sore throats and runny noses make their appearance. This year, fight back winter viruses with some simple yet effective techniques. Here’s the first one. Juice It! Dust that juicer, chop some dark and leafy vegetables such as beets, spinach, carrots, red apples and kale and start juicing. […]

Taking Care of Yourself

How many times have you made a resolution and even more resolutions to keep the original resolution? Weight loss, financial discipline, career change, marriage resolutions…we resolve to conquer so many battles in the course of our lives. Then life takes over. Our busy routines and schedules get in the way of all that we had […]

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Kulfi

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Kulfi

I once expressed to my six year old that time flies when you are having fun. He took it quite literally. A few days later, after a fun filled play date, he returned home cheerfully asking if I had noticed how fast time had flown on my watch since he had had so much fun. […]

Monsoon Moods

Monsoon Moods

There is something mystical about summer rain and the way nature revives. Monsoon showers always unleash familiar fragrances of wet soil, musty cedar wood and the heady essence of drenched flower petals. It happens every year, yet it’s enchanting every time around. I’ve seen perfect rainbows, ominous clouds and even moments of rapturous lightening and […]

Humble beginnings and Channa Masala

Humble beginnings and Channa Masala

I started dabbling with food and all things related when I was in Grade School. Always keen to stir, bake, mix and blend I would often develop my own recipes and concoctions. Some turned out scrumptious and some, well…let’s just say we all learn from experience. My ever supporting family always encouraged me and would […]

A hawker, his tikkis and my memories.

A hawker, his tikkis and my memories.

I don’t have very many memories of my birthplace, India. My father, in search of peace and greener pastures, flew us far, far away when I was quite young. Being so young, I had no emotional attachments and carried very little memory baggage with me. I never yearned to return and establish myself, nor did […]