We came up to Sonoma to get away from the Bay area and home. I will be starting work in Jan 2019, after a hiatus of 1 year. I fell sick Dec 2017 and was cleared to go to work, Dec 2018. I will be able to go back to work with accommodations. I am … Continue reading Valley of the Moon, Sonoma
It was a lazy sunday afternoon, Nitali and Nihir had just had their favorite meal of Dal Dhokli. They went to the room to nap with their Ba and Bapu. As with other Sundays, Nitali put her head on her dad’s right arm and Nihir on the left arm. Nihir asks Bapu “Would you tell … Continue reading Of donkey and men
As a Gujarati, we have kadhee once a week. It is sweet, sour and spicy. Once home made yogurt a.k.a. dahi, is a day old and sour, we use it to make this delicious soup. It is made many different ways in the different regions of India. My mom always said “the key to a … Continue reading Yogurt soup a.k.a. Kadhee
Once upon a time, there was a crow named Kagdo. He was black and beautiful. He lived in Nitali and Nihir’s yard. He ate food scraps from their kitchen and drank water from their bird bath. One day, after a yummy lunch, of salty fries, he got thirsty and went to the bird bath, next … Continue reading The thirsty crow
…Not a drop to drink A lizard fell into our pool, one rainy day. I assumed it has died by drowning and decided to wait for the pool guy to fish it out. The next day, DH pointed out, that the lizard has moved. How is that possible? Maybe, the waves in the pool water … Continue reading Water, water everywhere…
Home made Pasta in Indian lentil soup / or Dal Dhokli in Gujarati This is a Gujarati one pot meal with home made whole wheat noodles and lentils [toovar or pigeon pea in our home] and a delicate balance of sweet with jaggery, spicy with red chillis and sour with lemon and hard and soft with peanuts … Continue reading Pasta in lentil soup aka Dal Dhokli
In the Indian subcontinent, there was another group of humans, who instead of creating gods to explain the natural forces, observed nature and described it scientifically through oral tradition. They came to the conclusion, nature and universe has been in existence forever, there is no conquest to win, all were creations of nature, all had an equal … Continue reading Before there was God…Part 2
What is health? 1947, WHO definition, “Health is not just the absence of disease, it is an state of complete mental, physical and social well being.” So a healthy lie needs that our emotional needs are met, our physical needs are met and our social needs are met. We hear a lot about physical health … Continue reading What is a healthy life?
It is the most beautiful sounds, raindrops on the rooftops, making music. Looking out, I see drops of water on the window and a steady pouring of rain from the heavens above, like little jewels dropping on the dry, parched lawn, kissing it, gently caressing it. I smell wet earth, rich brown earth, most sweet … Continue reading Rainy Day Gluten free Bhajia a.k.a Fritters.