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Twins 18th Birthday Celebration with Family and Friends

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I trust it was relaxing and enjoyable?  For us we had a busy Saturday and a relaxing Sunday.  On Saturday we had a birthday party for our twin girls who turned 18 last week.  They celebrated with their school friends in their own unique ways, but given that this is the last year they will be home for their birthday at least for the next four years, as they are heading off to college, I wanted to have a festive celebration at home too the old-fashioned way – with cakes and candles, family and close friends.  Continue reading Twins 18th Birthday Celebration with Family and Friends

Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends

Happy Tuesday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  For us Saturday was busy cooking and cleaning and setting the table for a dinner I was hosting. It had to be a special dinner as this was the first time our friends were coming over to our place. I made a vegetarian South Indian Tamil spread which seemed to be a huge hit with everyone.  Phew, what a relief!  One of the dishes on my menu was a cauliflower curry that I had just learnt how to make a few days earlier from my friend Padmini when she had me over for an impromptu lunch last week. Continue reading Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends

Galentine’s Brunch at Joji’s

It’s Valentine’s week and its been a fun week of flowers, food, family and friends. I’ve been celebrating Valentine’s Day in many ways by planning a special dinner with the twins for V-Day with the family; I’ve also been meeting with friends over tea and brunch, while delivering flowers to others. Continue reading Galentine’s Brunch at Joji’s

Valentine’s Celebration with Two Friends

Valentine’s Day is such a special celebration of love and affection making it the perfect time to let people close to us know how much we care for them ❤️.   With the family we usually have a Valentine’s Day dinner complete with dessert and flowers for all 🌹💐.  When it comes to showing friends how special they are, I like to meet with them over tea or brunch and give flowers to those who live near by. Continue reading Valentine’s Celebration with Two Friends

Tea with a Friend for Valentine’s Day

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and that you are ready for the week. For me it was a relatively quiet weekend.  Saturday was our normal day taking care of errands. On Sunday my twins were busy working on school projects and Hitesh was out of town on a business trip, thus freeing up my afternoon for tea with a friend.  It’s hard for friends who work to meet during the week, and most of them have busy weekends too because as we all know weekends is when errands and chores get done.  This past Sunday however my friend Radhika was free to stop by and it was the Sunday before Valentine’s week. You know what that means? We got to celebrate our friendship and Valentine’s Day together 💕. Continue reading Tea with a Friend for Valentine’s Day

Friday Flowers: Flowers for Two Dancers

Happy Friday!

How was your week? I hope it was a good one.  For us it was a quiet week especially compared to last week when I was shuffling the twins to school and back late into the evening every day for their school’s Winter Dance Production.  Last Friday was their opening night and they had practices every evening leading up to it.  I made sure to get tickets for their Friday night performance and what a phenomenal show it was!  Almost two hours of dances performed by over 175 students to the tune of 25 songs. Just amazing. Our twins were in two dances this year.

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Saag Sabjee with Paneer. Greens Curry with Paneer

I just got back from a Farmer’s Market trip and came home with a basket full of gorgeous greens, baby turnips, broccoli, green onions and ginger.  All these vegetables reminded me of a curry that our friend Pallavi had made on a cold rainy February evening a while back with all these exact same vegetables.  Pallavi’s dish was called saag sabjee – translation – greens curry.  She had made it for a special birthday celebration we had for Hitesh. Continue reading Saag Sabjee with Paneer. Greens Curry with Paneer

Come Along Inside For A Warm Cup of Tea

Come along inside for a warm cup of tea.  I’ve learnt over the years to appreciate the little moments. Time spent with the family on an uneventful weekend for example.  Or time spent with a friend over quiet conversation on a weekday.  Moments such as these become extra special when accompanied by a warm cup of tea. So come along inside for a warm cup of tea. Continue reading Come Along Inside For A Warm Cup of Tea

Friday Flowers. Flowers for a Cellist

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.  For us we ended the week last Friday with a performance by one of my twins’ school orchestra for a Winter Concert.  Rani is a cellist in her orchestra and since she is a senior now and heading off to college soon all these school events have taken on a deeper meaning.  That’s why I decided to invite a few of our close friends to attend the concert. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Flowers for a Cellist

Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  Our Saturday was packed trying to get our weekend projects done with errands and running around.  On Sunday however we had a lovely afternoon with our Bay Area cousins to celebrate the Indian harvest festival of Shankranthi.  The festival is on January 15th this year but given that its a Wednesday and its hard to get all our families together on a weekday we met on Sunday to celebrate the first of our Indian festivals of 2020. Continue reading Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020