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A journal of simple pleasures, travel, food and minutiae.

A Walk in the Prairie!

Nothing beats the simple pleasure of watching a sunset, don’t you agree? Last fall, I was mesmerized by the sunset that I saw in a local park. What made this … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

At Home & Abroad in 2012

I always find travel fascinating. I was lucky to have had a chance to go to some exotic places like Venezuela and Brazil this year. But while I enjoyed my adventures … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 12 Comments

A Healthy Indulgence (maybe, maybe not)

Truth be told? I don’t really live to eat, though I do sometimes overindulge in eating things I love. Freshly sliced avocado on toasted bread is my latest indulgence. I eat … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 6 Comments

Escape to Sea!

It’s one of those nights when I am having a nightmare of sorts. I am running away from my fear in a strange place. It looks like I’m running in … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

Walk on Air!

As New York’s hidden gem, the High Line tends not to show up on the visitor’s “must-see” list. This incredibly beautiful promenade was converted from an old railway track that … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

As delicate as a flower!

As trite as it sounds, I thought of a flower to describe something that is delicate. Although tulips look fragile, they can be grown with a minimum of fuss. Just … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

My ideal Saturday morning: Coffee and Sunrise

On a perfect Saturday morning, I wake up without an alarm. My eyes open with a sense of urgency to  enjoy the beautiful day ahead of me. But before getting … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Madeleine Moment?

Yesterday, I baked  these french cookies for my daughter to snack on at night. You see, she needs that tad bit of sugar to stay awake while studying for her … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lucky Sighting in Croatia

Before our trip, the place conjured up images of the locals walking with beautiful Dalmatian dogs. Little did I know that instead of dogs, Croatia has an abundance of stray … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Banana Bread is a perennial favorite, isn’t it?

1 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup granulated sugar, 6 tbsp butter 4 ripe bananas, 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. Sieve … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment