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Friday Fruits: Meyer Lemons

Happy Friday!

Today I’d like to share with you some photos of my little lemon tree which is covered in ripe Meyer lemons ready to pick.  They look so pretty hanging bright yellow on the branches.  I read in one of the gardening magazines that you want to wait for the citrus to be ripe before they are picked as they don’t ripen once they are off the tree.  So I picked just a handful and left the rest. Continue reading Friday Fruits: Meyer Lemons

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

Friday Fruits. Fresh Picked Oranges

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a relaxing and fun weekend.  It’s citrus season around here and if you live in the Bay Area and are driving around the neighborhoods you are probably seeing lots and lots of orange and lemon trees in every other front yard dripping with hundreds of oranges, tangerines and lemons.  I see so many citrus on these trees and fallen on the floor that I wish I could just pick them all up and bring them home.

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Apple Pecan Crumble

With all things wholesome such as fresh apples, oats, nuts, cinnamon, and brown sugar Apple crumble is my go-to dessert when I want to make something sweet, easy and comforting.  It’s the most simple of desserts with the most stupendous of results.  For today’s recipe I took my original Cardamom Spiced Apple Almond Crumble and modified it to add lots of pecans. I added pecans because honestly I was in the mood for crunchy pecans in a dessert.  Continue reading Apple Pecan Crumble

Vanilla Poundcake with Orange Syrup

Sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned simple poundcake. You know what I mean? Something sweet, dense, and moist to have with a cup of tea or coffee. That’s what I was craving when I made this vanilla poundcake with orange syrup. Vanilla poundcake with simple syrup is an easy and quick sweet treat that you can whip up in minutes. Continue reading Vanilla Poundcake with Orange Syrup

Homemade Bircher Muesli

Oh how I love Bircher muesli. I used to make it all the time years ago, and Hitesh and I would have it every morning.  It was a quick breakfast that didn’t require much work, all the prep was done and all we had to do is have a scoop in the morning with a little milk and berries.  It was sweet and delicious and had everything in a bowl – whole grain oats, honey, apple, dried fruits, and yogurt.  Not only did it satisfy us for hours, it tasted amazing. Continue reading Homemade Bircher Muesli

Elderberry Maybe the Cold Fighting Supplement That Actually Works

Happy Saturday Everyone!  I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  This is my first health related article of the year.  I came across this article on elderberry extract and how it is the new in-vogue natural supplement for colds and flus, and given that we are at the peak of our cold and flu season I found it very interesting.  I hope you find this information helpful. Continue reading Elderberry Maybe the Cold Fighting Supplement That Actually Works

Wine Poached Dried Fruits

Wine poached dried fruits is one of those sweet treats that looks like it came from an old-fashioned Victorian shop and tastes as decadent as it looks.  Seriously though, what’s not to like about a boozy jam of fruit compote that can be had with ice cream or a piece of cake?  Wine poached fruits tastes like a fruit cake in jar.  With lots of wine, spices and dried fruits the only thing missing is the flour, butter and baking. Super delicious, decadent and oh so fancy,  you might think these poached fruits are hard to make but in actuality it’s pretty darn easy! Continue reading Wine Poached Dried Fruits