Sunday, February 26, 2012

Open Terrarium

Isn't it cute?? I learned something new this weekend when I visited our local garden center, Mohoney's. There were many Terrariums and kits for sale. I had everything on hand except for some charcoal and plants to make one. Here is the outcome of my project. This is such a easy and neat idea to have your own micro garden contained and easy to care for. The Terrariums on display at Mahoney's are a great inspiration.

fruit salad

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Terrarium coming up soon..

Refreshing and Rejuvenating

I had never imagined till I got a juicer that vegetable juice could be so refreshing and rejuvenating and something I could get addicted to. Still figuring out various combinations to enjoy. Only thing not digesting my mind is the pulp that comes out while jucing, composting would be one of the option or need to do some goggling to find some ideas of using it...

Fresh Juice


Amaryllis kept its word

In Dec 2010, I bought a Amaryllis bulb in a pot. It grew with few leaves and nothing happened on flowering side, so left the pot in basement and to my surprise, last 2 weeks back I saw it growing with small flower bud. Now here it is with beautiful flowers.

Outcome of Mushy Bananas

Banana Cranberry Bread & Banana Mini muffins 

Friday, February 24, 2012


New addition to my indoor plants is this Corn Plant. I always love how healthy they look when they come out from nursery and now its up to me to keep that up...

chocolate cupcakes

Baked these cupcakes for my daughter's birthday....

Mom's Garden

You could find mums, marigolds, ornamental plants, Aloe vera and firecracker flowers (I know them as Kanakambharams and on googling found the english name).


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Visit to a village

Random pictures from my visit to my village in December.

Paddy Fields

Bull all dressed up
Chicken and Chicks

Kempty Falls & Rishikesh

Hills of Mussoorie

Kempty Falls

Lakshman jhula

Holy Ganga River

Rudraksha tree

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gokul and Ramanreti

We visited Ramanreti (place where Lord Krishna used to play with his friends) and Gokul (place where Lord Krishna grew up). Having read or knowing all the mythological stories it was wonderful experience to be there.

Taj Mahal

One of the much awaited visits will not be complete without posting my shots of the world wonder. We visited TajMahal end of last year.I was quite amazed by its beauty, richness of art and craftsmanship. I had no words other than to stare at it to admire.


Monday, February 20, 2012


Bulbs are turning out to be trial and error most of the times. One year squirrels enjoyed them, one year I left the pots of deck and figured chilling period is good but not snow. This year, I got them and forgot to pot them and left them in refrigerator. Last month I was able to pot them and due to the warmer than normal weather, I see that they started to grow. I will provide update soon on what happens next.....

Trying Murukulu...

Savory Snack and its pictures during preparation.....