Diwali Palaharam

  Across the country, and because of brain drain, the world in general, Indians are busy celebrating Diwali. I personally love Diwali-the festival of lights, because it also marks my own birth in the world. Imagine what a lovely time to be born, when e world lit up to drown the darkness! Anyway, we celebrate…

Who Doesn’t Love Ice Cream?

  It is like a temptation to eat ice cream instead of something that is better for you. ~Pete Sorensen Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food. ~Joseph Epstein You can pour melted ice cream on regular ice cream. It’s like a sauce! ~Chris Pratt

Fake or Real?

It is absolutely a real piece of tart. Here is a piece of the tart that I eventually ate. I was just checking if what I write gets read at all!

Can’t Get Enough of This!

A man or woman can be known and respected for good taste, regardless of job or income level, if they make good choices in clothes, have good table manners, are kind and organize their home to look warm, welcoming, clean, and appropriate to their station in life. ~Letitia Baldrige

The Spread is Laid

Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself. ~Anthony Bourdain Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we…

What’s Your Poison?

Tea makes everything better. ~Bindi Irwin Never trust anyone who doesn’t drink coffee. ~AJ Lee People have got to learn: if they don’t have cookies in the cookie jar, they can’t eat cookies. ~Suze Orman Give me liberty or a bran muffin! ~Colin Mochrie “Un croissant, s’il vous plaît.” (French, one croissant, please) Too few…

Dinner Date

Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table. ~William Powell

Bento Love

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. ~William Ruckelshaus

Chicken Out

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. ~Abraham Maslow

Soupy Love

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. ~Marge Kennedy