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Puliyogare Paste

Puliyogare Paste (Spicy Tamarind Paste)

There's no puliyogare (puli in Tamil means tamarind, and ogare means rice) without the gojju or paste. The gojju is made out of tamarind juice and a sundry other spices (Note:…

Puliyogare Paste (Spicy Tamarind Paste)
Taste of Crete

Taste of Crete

When it comes to eating out in Central New Jersey, a polyglot neighborhood filled with shops, restaurants, all neat and tidy, serving eclectic gourmet-style portions is NOT what the mind conjures.There's…

Taste of Crete
Rasam Powder

Rasam Powder

There are as many varieties of rasam as there are people. It's true only because, in all my years, I have never tasted two rasams that are alike.

First, there is the variety…

Rasam Powder
Salute to Creativity

A Salute to Creativity

I would like to think that I inherit my interest and desire for art from my dad. My dad has been painting on and off for a few decades and I…

A Salute to Creativity
State Bird of New York

Eastern Bluebird

The eye gets drawn to any color in this bleak winter landscape. So, when I looked up from my kitchen window and saw this feathered delight, my mind, racing at…

Eastern Bluebird
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This is our website. A site where Srini and I (well, mostly me) pen thoughts and write about things that inspire and interest us. I love to cook and eat, we love to travel, I am inclined toward spirituality, we like photography, Srini loves sports, music, and dance. Together since the last 10 years, we have seen a bit of the world – varied people, tastes, views, and experiences, have influenced and continue to shape us. I am continuously grateful to this world we live in and hope to always accept and be open to what it offers.