Karanji – Diwali Delicacy

Today’s recipe is a delicacy made during festivals . Since Diwali (Festival of lights) celebrated by Indians is almost around the corner , sweet and savory snack preparations are in full swing in  homes  of most people who celebrate it.  I usually resorted to buying  sweets from stores (you do get a good variety here…

Orchids – Photos of the day!

Today’s clicks – Varieties of orchids from a  conservatory – Orchids  are one of the most exotic , popular and diverse flowering plants .These ornamental plants are a symbol of  luxury, beauty, love and strength! Did you know it is also considered a Feng-shui plant that brings good luck and prosperity! It is believed that orchids…

Today’s Quote

My inspiration for today , from an unknown author – Never give up , difficult roads often lead to the most beautiful destinations!!         Image source: pexels.com  

Liebster Award

Hello dear readers, I am so happy and delighted  to be nominated for the Liebster award by my fellow blogger Shreya from ‘Bite me up with Shreyu’ https://rosesunshine1314.wordpress.com. Thank you so much Shreya for nominating me for this lovely award. I am so grateful and appreciate that you chose me for this award nomination ! Shreya has…

Unique Blogger Award

Hello dear readers, I am so pleased and excited to  be nominated for the Unique blogger Award by Anusha of  Anusha’s Cuisines (https://anushascuisines.com) . This post has been long due ( three months ) and so firstly I apologize for the delay.Thank you so much Anusha for appreciating my work and considering me for this…

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca Pearl – Sago fritters)

Tapioca Pearl – Sago fritters more commonly called ‘Sabudana Vada ‘ is a delicious deep fried snack which I got introduced to couple of years back .I was intrigued by some of the awesome pictures online during the festive season recently  and had the urge to try making it at home . I usually use…

Today’s clicks – Visit to Mount Soma

Today’s photographs are from my visit to Sri Someswara temple , Mount Soma which is about 45 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina.This Vedic temple  is dedicated to Lord Shiva and  situated in the beautiful blue ridge mountains of North Carolina .There is also  a Hanuman Park  behind the Siva temple , Mahanandi Park, Ganga Park…

Surround with Positivity – Quotes

Today’s inspiration quotes on positivity around us. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” – Roy Bennett There is no denying that company of positive people around us is important for our well being and success . The company we…

Vegetable Puffs

Today’s recipe is Vegetable Puffs ,mixed vegetables cooked with spices and then baked with pastry sheets .It tastes awesome and one of our favorite snacks at home .They are also fun to make. It is a great starter or  appetizer at potlucks and parties and loved by kids and people of all ages.Using the store…

Biltmore Gardens, Asheville

My recent post on Biltmore House visit did not cover the beautiful  Biltmore gardens and a visit to the magnificent mansion and house is definitely  incomplete without the visit to the exotic gardens. The gardens were designed by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted .The horticulturists work hard  to maintain the original vision of the gardens…

Today’s quotes

Random acts of kindness – A quote by Leo Buscaglia sums it all up “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Here is another  beautiful…

Crab Masala

One who loves sea food is usually a fan of crab dishes .The flavor crab induces into a gravy is simply out of the world. Only one who has had this delicious seafood can vouch for it! My recipe here uses the blue crab but other varieties of big (Alaskan) or small crabs can be…