Watermelon Cooler

Happy 4th of July America! You guys having fun ?

We had a wonderful time 🙂

Over the weekend, we took a short trip to Reno and Tahoe. The 4 hour drive to Reno actually took almost 6 hrs to reach. It was little tiring but couldn’t really blame the traffic, after all it was a long weekend . Everybody deserved a getaway.

We reached the hotel in Reno and after a quick shower, we both got charged up to see ‘The Biggest Little City In The World’ continue reading »

Colorful Seasonal Salad

Along with the summer comes my craving for salad. Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables every where and those gorgeous greens .. what more do you need in your platter!

A trip to the Farmer’s Market on a Sunday morning assures me that I have become a ‘foodie’. I preferred to let go of my sleep on a Sunday Morning and that was not normal. I had always loved the extra 15 minutes of morning sleep.. alarm.. snooze.. alarm.. snooze.. ok, get up now!

Last weekend, I was so excited to visit the Farmer’s market that i didn’t even need an alarm. We wanted to be the first one to reach there. With a huge bag, I was all ready to shop. continue reading »

Tilapia with Purple Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

Growing up in a Bengali Family, we ate fish everyday and used every single part of it. I like to deep fry the tail and bite every inch of the crispy end. There are several delicacy dishes in West Bengal that are cooked with fish head. It may sound very un-appetizing for many of you, while  for some of us.. party in our mouth!

This sure does tells you about my love for fish.

The thought of eating fish head, tail or even fish with skin and bones scares Arvind. So, I don’t cook anything but boneless skinless fillet. Someday.. someday.. I am hoping to make Arvind eat fish like I do.. and may be, I should start by making him eat fish with skin.. (evil grin) 😉 continue reading »

Rosemary and Parmesan Savory Cookies

Most Indian kitchens would always have a spice rack with zillion colorful spices, multiple containers with different types of lentil, a huge container filled with wheat flour and definitely a white rice container. Typically!

When it comes to utensils, you would always find a pressure cooker or two! Pressure Cooker might intimidate a lot of people but not an Indian wife. They have some kind of love towards them. My Mom has three of those.. different sizes and uses them almost every day. There is one in my kitchen too, hiding somewhere in some counter.

I could never like those! Tough to clean.. makes your kitchen a mess if your water proportion is not correct and then, the noise of the whistle!

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Berry Yogurt Parfait

The countdown is over and finally, it’s the first day of summer. The heat is on with temperatures shooting up to 90 F and I am totally feeling the sunshine.

The weather has been playing a game with us. With all the unpredictable rain and cold winds, spring didn’t feel like spring at all. The weather man from the news channel would always warn us for more rain and I would look up at the sky hoping to see the clouds go away.

For the last few weeks, it started to get a little warm and I was loving it. continue reading »