Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful ladies out there!! Hope you have a fun and relaxing day doing exactly what makes you happy. Last year I posted a couple of articles on Moms – both were poignant and sentimental. Mom was about the strong women who played a huge role in my life and Happy … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Mom. How can such a simple three-letter word conjure up so much emotion? Love, devotion, beauty, rapture, and awe in all of us. Mom has to be the most loved word in the dictionary. To every one of us, our Mom is the best, the most beautiful, the smartest, the best cook, and the best … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Every year my family asks the same question around Mother’s Day. What do I want for Mother’s Day? What menu would I like? What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? Which restaurant can they make reservations at for dinner? Every year I tell them the same ten things. This is what … Continue reading What I Want For Mother’s Day
I love the holidays and Christmas time. I absolutely love it, love it, love it. There is nothing more festive than the December holiday season. I can’t think of any other time of the year when the entire country gets in on the celebrations. Almost every mall, shopping plaza, neighborhood, street, and home is decked with … Continue reading I Love the Holidays!
Years ago in the early days of our marriage Hitesh would take me out every year for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I expected it. After a few years of following this tradition I noticed something – Valentine’s Day second only to Mother’s Day is the busiest day to go out for dinner. The restaurants are crazy packed. … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
With Mother’s Day coming up I thought I would take this opportunity to write a few words about my Mom. And a few words about my Aunts too who have given so much of their affection, time, and love.
Growing herbs at home is one of the most satisfying gardening tasks there is, and it’s extremely easy too. As beneficial as herbs are for all of us, what is many times overlooked is the joy that herb gardening brings even before we harvest these herbs for all their healthful uses. Within the large realm of gardening, herb gardening has its own therapeutic effects.
When you are outdoors working in the dirt taking care of herbs, planting, weeding and watching all the bugs, butterflies, and hummingbirds – any stress you have will seep away, even if it’s just for a few minutes you are one with nature.
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I posted a recipe a while back for lemonade syrup that used over 80 lemons that my friend Elaine gave me. Well, a few weeks later she dropped off another 100 lemons through our mutual friend Rose. Here’s the thing, I already made over 10 bottles of lemonade syrup from my previous batch, and a few … Continue reading Blackberry Port Lemonade
Aaah succulents… For years I never gave them a second look. I was too spellbound by flowering plants to bother with succulents. They were just green looking plants, what’s so special about these? I thought. And then a serious drought hit California a few years ago. Drought resistant plants and all types of low-water requiring … Continue reading Succulents
I had this delicious piece of cake at Peets when I met my friend Roli for coffee one morning. Called Hummingbird Cake, it was moist and light, chock full of nuts, with a soft cream cheese frosting, and it was just perfect 😋. I assumed it was called hummingbird cake because of all the nuts … Continue reading Hummingbird Cake with Nasturtium Blossoms