Fresh Homemade Pasta

A pasta recipe with just two ingredients? Yes, that’s exactly what this pasta recipe calls for. Just two ingredients! Never ever did I think I could make fresh pasta at home, and that too have it be so easy.  This is an awesome recipe that I got from my friend Rose who actually got this recipe first hand from a local chef in Tuscany, Italy.

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An Italian Inspired Dinner with Friends

Looking for a fun dinner evening for the whole family to be part of and maybe even a few friends too?  Try making homemade fresh pasta. It’s a great dinner project that everyone can be involved in, and is a fun and unique way to spend time with family and friends, and cook together. Never ever did we think we could make pasta at home and that too have it be so easy!


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Artichoke & Spinach Soup

This is an awesome soup that is refreshing, flavorful, super healthy, and very light. Artichokes give this soup a distinct flavor that comes through, and spinach adds some substance and colour. All you need is herbs such as thyme and oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice, and this soup will transport you to the Mediterranean. Here is the recipe.

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A Weekend in San Francisco. Fort Baker, Fort Mason & The Ferry Building

It was a warm sunny weekend when we went to San Francisco in the end of February and our plan was to relax at Fort Baker, grab lunch at Fort Mason, and stroll by the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge.

With a cool breeze and the most beautiful blue skies with puffs of white clouds, the City by the Bay couldn’t have been any more perfect on this weekend.

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Butter Sautéed Tomato and Onions on Toast

I was nostalgic recently to have this tomato and onion dish my Mom and my Aunty Jaya used to make to have with bread when I was much younger and growing up in India. Back then in the late 70s bread wasn’t widely available where we lived, and when we could buy some it was more of a luxury than a norm, which meant that when we had bread it was a treat. One of the ways we ate bread was with this tomato and onion sautéd in butter.

Mom & Jaya Aunty in Paris, France in 1970 holding a street performer’s monkeys. Mom and my Dad were stationed in London while Jaya Aunty and Chary Uncle were stationed in Paris for a few years as expats.

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Visit to a Goat Farm in Pescadero, California

The twins were turning 10, and this was one of those times when I just didn’t want to plan and organize yet another kids birthday party. Those of you who have kids know this, there are countless kid’s birthday parties, and we as parents are trying to make our child’s birthday unique in some way or another. Parents have done every themed party and original idea there is out there to make their child’s birthday special. I was one of those parents who just didn’t want to do that yet again – that is, go out of my mind trying to be creative and original for another birthday celebration.

This was the year when as a Mom I just wanted to take a break from kids birthday parties.  So I asked the twins if they were okay with NOT having a birthday party that year if I promised to make their birthday very special. The twins thought about this and discussed it among themselves and decided to trust me. Now I was on the hook to deliver! But I knew what I had planned for their 10th birthday would not disappoint.


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Noteworthy Stories of the Month – February, 2017

Oscars Makes History  You know the saying “Truth is stranger than fiction.”  You can’t come up with something as crazy as what happened at the Academy Awards this year – you just can’t.  I mean to announce the wrong winner for Best Picture and give the Oscar to La La Land, then only after all the cast and crew are on stage thanking people do you say “Oops we are sorry, actually the movie Midnight won, not you.”  OMG this is insane! But this isn’t the only reason Oscars made history this year. The Director of La La Land Damien Chazelle was the youngest person to win a best director trophy at the age of 32, and Mahershala Ali was the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. I didn’t even know Oscars kept track of what religious denomination all the actors are. You learn something new every day folks.  Oscars Makes History

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