Tag Archives: celebrating festivals

Pink Elephant Gift Exchange with Friends

Good friends exchanging presents? What’s not to like with this stupendous holiday soiree??  Absolutely nothing! A holiday party like no other – a Pink Elephant Gift Exchange Party is what I attended a couple days ago and what an amazing time I had.

Getting together with friends whom I haven’t seen in months is always a blast, but getting together over delicious food and exchanging presents? Seriously – women and presents, what’s more to add? We like presents, in all shapes and sizes, big or small; we love to open a nicely wrapped something, making this soiree a fun party for all the ladies. Continue reading Pink Elephant Gift Exchange with Friends

25 Days of Recipes and Stories

Happy December Everyone! It’s the holiday season and what an exciting month we have ahead! Holiday parties, gatherings, Christmas, Christmas trees, presents, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and school will be out for a couple of weeks too! Are you ready for the most fun, eventful, joyful month of the year? Savories, sweets, cookbook reviews, and lots of fun photos to share. I hope you will give some of my recipes a try, maybe check out a book or two, but mostly I hope you enjoy the wonderful month of December! Starting tomorrow I will be posting a recipe, story, or book review a day until December 25th! Continue reading 25 Days of Recipes and Stories

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Hello folks, hope you had an awesome THANKSGIVING! 🍁🦃  Our holiday was relaxing and fun spent cooking with family and watching some feel-good Christmas movies. I didn’t get a chance to share our Thanksgiving menu with you earlier because to be honest we were rather behind in deciding on our menu. So behind in fact that we went grocery shopping Wednesday night and onThanksgiving Day!  Lucky for us our local grocery store still had stocked shelves of produce 🍎🌶🍅. Continue reading Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this very special Thanksgiving holiday I would like to take this opportunity to thank YOU. Thank you for reading what I write and giving your thoughts, likes and comments on my various posts. You are the best folks a blogger could as for – kind, generous, and always complimentary. I am truly blessed to have such an amazing group of people who read what I write. THANK YOU! Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018

Happy Diwali!

May the joyous celebration
Of the festival of lights 
Fill your heart with
Never ending joy and happiness
Happy Diwali

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous Diwali!

We celebrated our annual Diwali party this past Saturday with family and friends. Here is a look at our party pics. Enjoy! Continue reading Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018

Celebrating the Power of She In the Festival of Navratri. 2018

Happy Navratri!  The Indian nine-night autumn festival of Navratri just got over. Navratri is observed all over India in autumn and is the most important Indian festival only second to Diwali.  Women and girls take central stage during Navratri as this is a celebration of the power of the Goddess in vanquishing evil.  During the nine- night celebration the three forms of the goddess are invoked. Durga – the goddess of strength/ Mother earth/positive energy;  Lakshmi the goddess of wealth and purity;  and Saraswathi the goddess of wisdom, music, arts and knowledge.  Continue reading Celebrating the Power of She In the Festival of Navratri. 2018

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Potato Curry and a look at Saturn’s Rings!

Cauliflower, broccoli and potato curry is a dish I had at my friend Radhika’s home when we all went over for dinner recently.  Radhika had made a traditional South Indian Tamil meal for the evening that was outstanding. One of the veggie dishes was a broccoli cauliflower and potato curry that was so good that Rani was having seconds and thirds. It seems this curry is a favorite of Radhika’s two sons and is a dish that Radhika’s Father used to make when she was young.  Continue reading Cauliflower, Broccoli & Potato Curry and a look at Saturn’s Rings!

Celebrating the Bond Among Siblings in the Festival of Raksha Bhandan

Last weekend I had my cousins over for dinner to celebrate the Indian festival of Raksha Bhandhan.  Raksha Bhandan celebrates the bond that exists between brothers and sisters and is observed every year in August. The relationship between siblings is a very special one and this unique bond is celebrated during Raksha Bhandan. It is a day when siblings pray for each other’s well-being and happiness. Though traditionally Raksha Bhandan is observed mostly in Northern and Northwestern parts of India and in Nepal; this festival of sibling love has spread to other parts of India today. Continue reading Celebrating the Bond Among Siblings in the Festival of Raksha Bhandan

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Moms out there!!  
 🌸💐🌹 Wish you a day filled with lots of love and plenty of relaxation!  😍😘🤗❤️💕

Moms love to receive flowers so in honor of Moms everywhere I would like to share these Mother’s Day bouquets I made for friends and neighbors this year ❤️💕🌹💐 . Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!!