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…

Today’s clicks – Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Asheville is a city in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina  known for it’s scenic greenery, natural wonders and architectural history . Today’s photographs are from  the famous Biltmore estate and gardens located in Asheville .It is the largest privately owned home in America built by George Vanderbilt between 1889 – 1895 and…

Today’s quote – Believe in yourself

Today’s quote  –  Believe in yourself  .  “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on her wings” . This is quite a strong and powerful quote which gives empowerment to  anyone who believes in themselves and their dreams. Below is…

Parippu Vada (Lentil Fritters)

‘Parippu Vada’ also called ‘Dal Vada’ which translates to Lentil fritters in English is a popular south indian snack and appetizer .For those who have never had it before ,it is similar to ‘falafel’ but with a little different texture and a little more spice and flavor .It is traditionally made with split bengal gram…

White Hibiscus – Today’s Photos

Today’s clicks – White hibiscus flowers .They looked so  magnificent and beautiful in the green backdrop and perfect for a great picture ! Please click on the picture for higher resolution.