Turmeric Magic

I felt a surge of amusement when I made cauliflower last time. The grocery lists needed love, and the results were showing. β€œYay Cauliflower!” yipped the young son, beaming like the early rising golden moon at this wonderful treat. Moments later, the moon face drifted under the clouds and his face looked disappointed as he … Continue reading “Turmeric Magic”

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Around the World in 80 Plants – Jonathan Drori Illustrated by Lucille Clere Reading about plants and how they shaped our lives is a fascinating endeavor. How little we stop to think when we sprinkle turmeric, or asafoetida in our foods? Turmeric and Asafoetida by themselves are used so ubiquitously in Indian cooking that we … Continue reading “πŸͺ·πŸπŸ€πŸ‡πŸŒ΄The Power of PlantsπŸͺ·πŸπŸ€πŸ‡πŸŒ΄”

Is Earthly Music Universal?

β€œWhat is this? Australian music? I thought we were in Africa! β€œ, said the little fellow peering into the dashboard up by the driver’s seat. β€œYes- my young man! We have moved on from the plains of the Masai Mara to the deserts of Australia. Traveling the world during lockdown. Feel adventure in your veins!” … Continue reading “Is Earthly Music Universal?”

Would You Rather?

On a recent trip, we were caught up in a snow storm. Fresh from the battering of the storms, as we drove through the pouring rain in the gathering darkness, I sat looking out the window when the husband turned and looked at me.Β  Have I told you about the husband giving me work to … Continue reading “Would You Rather?”

The Saga of the Family Photos

The Saga of the Family Photos – Part 1 Our visit to India was long overdue. We had met sections of the family over the past few years, but we had yet to gather in one place together for over half a decade, during which time children had been added to the family tree as … Continue reading “The Saga of the Family Photos”

CIF Kitchen Khiladi

I had a unique culinary experience recently. I made something (food presumably) that has very little semblance to what one actually eats as food. I tried a combination of speed, innovation, novel ingredients and completely wrong ratios. The evening tugged at me – the weather was bright, and the daughter and I wanted to play … Continue reading “CIF Kitchen Khiladi”