Vancouver – Alaska Cruise (Part 1)

Alaska cruise and land trip (May 2012) was one the most memorable and joyous vacation we have ever had. As many of you may know Alaska has magnificent scenic sites which will instantly make you a nature lover. Hope you enjoy this travel blog. I have split this trip narration in three parts, where part…

Theme Party For Travel Buffs

Last Sunday I had organized a theme party for “Travel Buffs” and I invited a group of friends over. For this event I reserved our community clubhouse which has a perfect contemporary setting. The exclusive theme was for my friends who enjoy travelling and food from all around the globe. Most of the recipes were…

Summer Inspired Table Setting

I love having colors around me, as they make me feel a lot better about my life as a whole. Seriously, if you are having bad mood then just punch in some bright colors in your life, maybe in the form of a colorful salad or colorful makeup look or by just adding colorful accents…

Indian Rose Flavored ‘Gola’ (Snow Cone)

There are days when you miss your childhood the most. You feel like you want to go back to those sweet memories and today is a similar day for me. I have a fond memory of visiting my maternal grandparents’ place every summer vacation. Every evening I use to visit the special ‘gola stands’ (snow-cone…

Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam

Summer is the best time to get fresh fruits especially berries and rhubarb. You can go for fruit picking to nearby farms and enjoy the freshness of fruits entire summer. I always buy farm grown fruits and make my own jams and jellies. Last time I wrote blueberry jam recipe, here is the link: Blueberry…

Thai Red Curry with Thai Iced Tea

Thai cuisine is one of my favorite Asian cuisines. I love Thai noodles like Pad Kee Mau and Pad Thai, fresh spring rolls, Panang, green, and red Thai curry, pineapple fried rice, Thai iced tea, mango sweet sticky rice, and every possible vegetarian options from this cuisine. The best way to describe this cuisine is…

Vegas Story – 10 Things To Do

Vegas is our favorite destination and luckily we got several opportunities to visit it in last five years. So everytime we visit Las Vegas, we try to explore various aspects like themed hotels and casinos, shopping, food, and entertainment. Everyone has their own Vegas story, so I thought to share mine combining all of my…

Beach Inspired DIY Glass Planters

One afternoon I was sitting alone and was browsing through our Caribbean cruise trip pictures. So, I felt a need to create a little DIY project with some beach inspired look and immediately thought of this project. This simple & quick DIY project is a reminiscent of vibrant culture and sandy beaches of Caribbean. Moreover…

Gujarati Dal

Well, I am super excited today as I am sharing one of my all time favorite dal recipe. This dal belongs to western most state of India ‘Gujarat’. I was born and raised in Gujarat and like every Gujarati this happens to be my ultimate comfort food. Typically in India our daily lunch-menu includes staples…

Mocha in a Tub Jar! (Sugar Body Scrub)

Hope everyone is have a great weekend so far. I am super excited as my lovely mother is visiting me next week from India. Ah! I can’t wait to enjoy some quality time with her. So I made a Mocha flavored body scrub for her as I know she loves cocoa butter’s fragrance in her…