Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom


Friday, October 18, 2013

Travel Tales : Shakespeare & Co., Paris

While I am spending some quality time with family and being pampered silly by my MIL, I thought this was a good enough opportunity to dig into the archives and bring you with me to some of my travels. On another note, we are leaving for Portland for a day to take care of some business. What an irony! 

So, case in point, if you love books and are a little crazy like me that you want to visit the bookstore where Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and the like used to hangout ; and then pick up books written by the same authors from the same bookstore, this is your place!

I visited Shakespeare and Company while vacationing in Paris this spring and it was an evening well spent in a vibrant neighborhood with husband in tow. It is a smallish bookstore and reading-library with old winding wood staircases that smell rightly of old books stacked in every nook and cranny. While you are there, visit the upper floor and spend sometime sitting and reading, and I promise you an old world charm you cannot resist!

On another note, this rain jacket from Columbia was a lifesaver in rainy Paris and has served me well in Seattle fall weather too. Give it a try of you want a waterproof shell that isn't too warm.

Au revior and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom


Monday, October 14, 2013

Travel Tales : Whale watching

We are back from a spectacular road trip along the oregon coast with views to last a lifetime and stayed in beautiful cabin which had just the right amount of coziness. 

While I get back in routine and blog business in particular, here is small video of whale watching in Maui, Hawaii from few months back. We booked the tour through these guys, just a small step towards supporting science and research.

I have not edited the video on assumption that you would want to hear some of the information shared by tour guides. 

For more such tales from my travels, visit here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Road tripping

This fine monday morning as you read this post, I am 'road tripping' somewhere along the Oregon coast on our way to San Francisco to meet up with family. 

So, while I collect more memories and more pictures to share with you all, I am leaving with this picture of Seattle skyline clicked by a friend on a warm summer night few months back.

Don't think I will ever get tired of this view!

See you in a week! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

What we eat : Part IV

In continuation to the series where I document what we eat at home on a daily basis, here is another post. Also, it is acting as a reminder to click more food pictures, a habit which seems I have grown out of!

You can view earlier part of this series here.

Besan Poora (Chickpea flour pancakes)

Burmese chilli chicken with rice and stir fried Bok choy

(After eating Burmese food at a place in San francisco which to me tasted like a fusion of Indian and Chinese, but not in your typical 'Indo-chinese' way, I found this recipe and it has become a staple now)

Garlic Shrimp spinach pasta

Cous cous with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, ripe tomatoes

Grilled chicken legs, roasted potatoes and foil-cooked corn and bell peppers

Bon appétit!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom