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 Mother’s Day! had some heartfelt poems about Moms.
This year I thought I would keep it lighthearted and share with you four cartoons about Moms. I bought this boxed set of greeting cards a while back, which had cartoons about Moms from The New Yorker magazine, and they are very funny. Enjoy!
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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 I want for Mother’s Day. Continue reading What I Want For Mother’s Day
The month of May is my favorite. It’s the beginning of summer, the garden is in full bloom, birds are chirping away, our rainy season is almost over, and Mother’s Day is coming up.
Continue reading Countdown to Mother’s Day
Hitesh’s big birthday was back in end of February, and he didn’t want any celebration of any kind for this milestone birthday. Which meant that I had to celebrate it 😀 We had a surprise party for him and as a few of you may know, pulling off a surprise party is tough. But somehow we managed it with the help of our dear friends Swati and Tarak who hosted the birthday celebration at their home.
To make this party a very personal and heartfelt celebration for Hitesh, I asked all our friends (the ladies in the bunch) to bring their favorite dish that they knew he liked. Continue reading Saag Sabjee. Greens Curry
Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday this year – Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Kids have school, everyone is at work, but it is Valentine’s Day and no matter what day it falls on, it’s great to make this day that celebrates love, feel special for everyone.
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Folks, if you read my article on Chinese New Year. 2017 The Year of the Rooster, you also read a lot about chickens and roosters. I mentioned in that story that my friend Iya took all of the photos of chickens for that article. Continue reading Chicken Speak
Happy Chinese New Year!
2017 – The Year of the Rooster
January 28, 2017 is Chinese New Year. In China, Chinese New Year is celebrated over a course of a few weeks to ring in the New Year. During the celebrations families get together with large feasts, some visit their hometown villages, and visit with friends to wish them prosperity and good luck in the coming year. Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster & Some Fascinating Info on Chickens
After days and weeks of solid good rain here in Northern California, we finally see some sunshine 😊🌞. It seriously feels like spring – Not! Birds are chirping as if it is spring, little do they know that rain and cool temperatures are coming back very soon – within a few days 🌧.
But as far as celebrating weather goes, it is the perfect warm weekend here to celebrate a farming harvest festival called Shankranthi which is observed all over India on January 14th. Continue reading Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi
I was invited to a holiday tea back in December at my dear friend Radhika’s place and what a fun time we had. Radhika’s home was beautifully decked for the holidays and so warm and welcoming that I just didn’t want to leave on this cool winter afternoon.
For tea Radhika had served a delicious warm feta cheese bruschetta, accompanied by mugs of hot apple cider infused with fresh orange slices, and a plate of fresh cut persimmons. The feta cheese bruschetta was outstanding!! I could have had the entire platter – it was so good! Continue reading Feta Cheese Bruschetta with Thyme & Red Onions
Every year our friends Dave and Rose invite a few of their friends to celebrate Hanukkah with them. It’s always a fun dinner party and a chance for friends and family to get together over the holidays with good food and good company. Continue reading Celebrating Hanukkah with Friends