The more I think of my culinary heritage, the more pride I can take in it. I would think the inclination I have now to fermented foods and drinks may have something to do with how much I loved ‘Gundruk’1 and ‘thwoñ’2 growing up. I have been making kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut quite religiously now. Love integrating these cultured foods in my diet. Sally Fallon, … Continue reading Let it Ferment
“Oh, hey, you are my suite-mate!” was the first sentence to the first friend I met at Timmer dorm in Kuyper College premises. 11 years have passed and we have been there for each other at different stages of our lives. There are some friends with whom many days, several months or years will have passed between conversations, but at every encounter, it will have … Continue reading I Bet You Don’t Have a Friend Like Mine!
We recently celebrated Mr. P’s 9th birthday. I did not feel a bit that we have had this young fella for these many years. It is also a reminder to ourselves that we, too, are aging with our kids. Maybe, we like to only focus on our kid’s growth. While doing so, we either tend to forget our age or just pretend behind the veil … Continue reading Birthday Party | One Stone – Kill Two Birds
It is fall here in Michigan, and it was raining on Sunday. The kids were resting and my husband was doing some reading. I was glad to get a text from this friend who wanted to hike at Seidman Park. Thankfully, by then, rain had stopped. It was still chilly, but what better way to warm up than going on a hike??!! I jumped on … Continue reading An Afternoon at Seidman Park….
On this day, we were in Nepal 3 years ago. The last time we were in Nepal was when we only had Mr. P back in 2008. But, this was after having all our three kids. That year in 2014, we decided to fly our kids to Nepal so that we could formally introduce them to their grandparents and cousins. I had blogged about our … Continue reading KTM Zoo Adventure 2014
Just because I have lived in West Michigan for few years does not necessarily mean that I need to imitate the native English speakers and sound like them. As opposed to mimicking, I want to learn to pronounce words clearly and speak fluidly without verbal fillers.
Be courteous to the person who is speaking your language. They had to learn it from the scratch. Continue reading Ranting Against Accent
Last week, I was stranded at the local business parking lot for 1.75 hours after work. I knew there was an issue with my car battery when all the signal lights on the dashboard were blinking. Power button was not working as it was supposed to. A 12v auxiliary battery in my hybrid car died. Its vitals were evidently telling me to get a replacement … Continue reading Pay Big or DIY
One of our favorite things to do as a family is enjoying a walk on the beach and if it so happens, see the sunset at the same time. Thought this, Over The Rhine, the song perfectly unfolded the sequence of our activities last night- I really did: Leave the dishes in the sink don’t overthink it Close up the brokenhearted piano Join me on … Continue reading A Family Activity We Enjoy:
Blogging is such a great way to keep your memories fresh. So, before I go too long, I just wanted to take this time and write about my visit to Oklahoma with my mom and daughter- a fun all-girl trip back in August! The last time I was there was in 2009. When I mention Oklahoma not many people are impressed. Rather, many wonder why I … Continue reading Why OK?
Lunch recipe No shame to admit that this was the first time ever that I had spaghetti squash. I did not have the slightest hint why this squash was called spaghetti when the shape suggested otherwise. Only after baking and scraping it, I became fully aware of its meaty stuff inside that came out exactly as spaghetti. The taste was unadulteratedly better and also healthier … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash | Burrito Bowl