In the summer of 2008 I hosted a Summer Garden Ladies Evening. I wanted to give all my lady friends a chance to get dressed up and come hang out in the garden. But I also wanted them to just enjoy themselves and just be served. After thinking about this for a while I came up with the idea of asking the guys (mostly husbands of the ladies coming) if they would be willing to be waiters and servers and bartenders for the evening. The guys were thrilled to be surrounded by so many ladies and happily agreed!! It was a fun filled evening with drinks, food, plenty of laughter and good cheer. Continue reading Summer Garden Ladies Evening
2014 is the first year I hosted a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch in our new home in Los Gatos. We moved a year earlier but it took me a year to get the garden updated to my liking. Don’t get me wrong; the garden in this property is what sold me on the home! Continue reading Our First Spring Garden Ladies Lunch
In the summer of 2014 Hitesh and the girls hosted a birthday celebration for me in the garden. Here are pictures from that event. Continue reading Birthday Celebration in the Garden
You’ve all seen the French press, it’s everywhere now. If you are a coffee connoisseur, I’m sure you have a French press. It’s supposed to be the best coffee gadget to bring out the delicate coffee flavor. What I didn’t know is that it can also be used to brew tea. Continue reading French Press Tea Anyone?
I made this soup the first Sunday of the New Year after the holidays. It was time to get back into the Sunday Soup routine that I had started last year. Everyone loved the idea of having soup on Sundays for dinner, and it made it easy for me too to plan the meal for Sunday – it was going to be soup, that’s it! Nothing else! Continue reading Cauliflower and Roasted Garlic Soup
I love, love, love, wrapping presents! Not only that; I love, love, giving presents too. Probably because it gives me an opportunity to wrap a present!! Continue reading Wrapping Presents!
What’s fall without Halloween? And what’s Halloween without the candy and the pumpkins? Halloween in 2015 fell on a Saturday! And what a gorgeous day October 31st, 2015 was! It was a beautiful sunny day with cool 70s temperatures. All the conditions were perfect for a memorable Halloween celebration. Continue reading Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Every year my cousins Mahesh and Nando and their families are invited for Rakshabandan dinner at our home. We started the tradition of celebrating Rakshabandan over a decade ago. It usually falls in the late summer so we try to have dinner outside giving us an opportunity to enjoy the cool evening with drinks and dinner. Continue reading A French Inspired Vegetarian Picnic Dinner. Celebrating Rakshabandan