This Week’s Small Pleasures


This week looked a little brighter for me. A few things that made my heart smile were:

1. My post-surgery 7 liquid diet ended and I was able to start eating solid foods. My first solid food consisted of a fried egg on a piece of buttered toast and it was so good. Continue reading

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Monthly Best Of: August 2014


Hello readers! We still have a day to go but I hope you had a great month. Mine was an eventful one since we had to replace our car and I went through a major oral surgery.

In the upcoming month I am looking forward to making a trip down to Mexico and not having oral surgery.

Here are your favorite posts from the month of August based on most views and likes: Continue reading

Edges Around The World

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Over the edge of the lift in Whistler, Canada

These captures around the world speak to each other as they all feature people, animals and landscapes on the edge, along the edge or over the edge, one way or another.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! Continue reading

80 Hats Around The World

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Every country has its unique fashion style and it can be seen even by just the humble hat. Most of these in the infographic are traditional hats expressing its country’s culture.

North America seems to have the most tamed down hats aside from the Mexican sombrero (one of my fave! but I might be biased.)

Some of my other favorites from the infrographic below include Italy’s boater hat, USA’s Kentucky hat, the Panama Hat, and Colombia’s Vueltiao.

Ready to travel by hat? Continue reading

Avocado Coconut Green Smoothie

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For the last 6 days, I have been on a post-oral surgery liquid diet. I have been having 2 smoothies and 1 soup meal a day and I haven’t gone hungry at tall. The smoothies have been filling enough and definitely healthy enough for a speedy recovery. I have been feeling energetic and healthy with the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that have been going in my body.

Yesterday, I made a great one and I shall share it with you. I have made quite a few good ones that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. Continue reading

Strawberry Picking and Tomato Tasting in Durham, North Carolina

From 2010 to 2013 we lived in Durham, North Carolina and we got to know this amazing town. Did you know it won the title from Southern Living for “Tastiest Town in the South“?

There is a lot of amazing local food and chefs and craft beer and craft ice cream and craft donuts. My favorite restaurant, Guglhupf, is in Durham too.

So we partook in some down to its roots food related activities during the summer including strawberry picking and tomato tasting at the farmer’s market. I enjoyed both activities tremendously.  Continue reading

Portland Style: Barbershop and Ice Cream Parlor

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Raspberry Cucumber sorbet and Salted Caramel from Portland’s Salt & Straw

Last September my husband and I ended up in Portland to renew our Indian visas and go back to live in India. Almost a year later now (can’t believe how fast the year went!), we stayed in Oregon. Currently we live about 35 miles from Portland but I have gotten to know Portland a bit and I can confidently say that Portland is my favorite US city.

I think Portland’s amazingness has been kept a secret for many years and it is starting to come out.

Two of the many things Portland does right is ice cream shops and barbershops. We hit both on a summer Saturday in SE Division St right before our trip to The DallesContinue reading