I’m not sure why really I got in the mood to make a spicy gingery pumpkin cake, because its been unseasonably warm around here – we’re talking temps in the 60s and 70s in January!! Sunny, blue skies, and warm warm warm. So why I got in the mood to make a cake and that too with pumpkin spice and ginger is beyond me. All I can say is that here I was looking out at sunshine and beautiful scenery with a gentle breeze and I thought “A piece of homemade cake and tea sounds perfect right now.”Continue reading Pumpkin Ginger Cake
Winter in the garden means lots of pruning around here, of which my roses especially get a good hard prune. But with our temperatures really mild in the 40s, 50s and 60s our roses haven’t slowed down and have plenty of new growth, buds and flowers still abloom. However, these bushes really do need a break before they start their stellar performance in the Spring. And so as I pruned I cut all the blooms and buds for winter garden bouquets to enjoy indoors.Continue reading Friday Flowers. Winter Rose Bouquet
Usal is a delicious nutrient packed lima beans curry from the Konkani region of Western India.Continue reading Usal. Lima Beans in Curry Gravy
And once again, for 2021 the Mediterranean diet has been named the best in the world.Continue reading Mediterranean Diet Voted Best Diet in 2021
Happy Friday! To start 2021 off on a healthy note, I thought I’d share some of Mother Nature’s colorful bounty that we received as gifts over the holidays. Our Santa Clara Valley truly is The Valley of Hearts Delight!Continue reading Friday Fruits. Nature’s Gifts
For a wonderful vegetarian one-pot dish vermicelli upma is a veggie packed filling and delicious brunch, lunch or light dinner option. Vermicelli upma is similar to rice pilaf but is made instead with fine noodles called vermicelli.Continue reading Vermicelli Upma. Noodle Vegetable Pilaf
Hello and Happy New Year’s Day! How was your New Year’s Eve? Festive? Plenty of cooking and baking? Lots of food? I hope you got to spend quality time with your family this year.Continue reading Twenty Twenty Christmas & NYE with the Twins
Happy New Year!
Continue reading Happy New Year 2021!
Wishing you a new year filled with hope, good health, and happiness.
Continue reading Simba Saturday. I’m Ready to Put 2020 Behind me
“2020 has been a tough year. I’m so looking forward to putting it behind me.”
Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Wishing you Merry Christmas, peace, and good health 🎄.