I have been gardening these days. I have always been fond of it and I guess its love runs in our family. But in the past, I limited myself to only container gardening because of apartment living and that’s the most appropriate one for it. When we bought our own home last year, I was like a kid in a candy store. So much land to work with. What plans I had in my mind…..then the reality of hard work hit me like a ton of bricks. On top of that, my soil was hard clay full of rocks. Long story short, I decided to build my own raised beds. To dig out the sods and make a 13 feet by 10 feet raised bed is not for the easy goers. That is why a lot of people, get this work done professionally. [Read on…]
This post was long due. Really long due……..no I mean it…. really, really long overdue. I don’t know what was holding me back from making it (considering the fact that it was just a matter of dry roasting and grinding the spices that are always stocked up in my pantry.) but this recipe was definitely holding back a few of my other recipes for sure!! (Stay tuned for those!) Anyhow, better late than never! So what’s Nalla Karam Podi? It’s a spicy Andhra podi very similar to gun powder, used to spice up Idlis and Dosas. And let me tell you this- “Boy Oh Boy! Does it jazz things up or what?” [Read on…]
Christmas came and went by and pretty soon 2016 will arrive with all its pomp and glory. I am looking forward to it but also kind of not looking forward to it, if it makes any sense. It scares me that Time is flying by. There is so much to do- worlds to see, galaxies to explore and destinies to fulfill and TIME…..it just refuses to wait for me. But it also excites me that the Future is on its way to become Present and great times are ahead for us!! [Read on…]
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