Do you bookmark and pin a lot of recipes to try?
A few days ago, I saw an Indonesian Melon drink posted by the very talented Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella. It looked so fancy, simple and so different, I couldn’t wait to make my version and it went right on top of my ‘to-make’ list. I am sure most of you know her by now, if not please do check her out, you will love her. I am always amazed at how much great food she puts out on her blog. Apart from her fabulous food, I admire her sense of humor and she is such wonderful person.
I am a big fan of fancy looking food, which requires less fussing around and this cocktail/dessert is just that. So here is an inspired float. Simple, stunning and bombdiggity, if I may say so myself:).
For a few minutes, delve into the past with me. Come with me into the 3rd grade classroom…
There she was, with a bright beautiful smile, blueish green eyes and the warmest personality I had seen. Modestly dressed and with no trace of makeup, she was a new teacher for this school. Instantly, I took a deep breath and knew this year would be a great one for my soft, gentle, and timid son. She got down to his level, welcomed him and gave him a hug. I watched everything standing outside the door. He looked back at me and gave me a smile. That was when I knew he will be alright. She came towards us with an inviting smile on her face. She introduced herself and told me, “Don’t worry, go have some coffee. He is safe with me.” With tears, I turned back to walk towards the car. Tears of happiness that my boy was well taken care of.
Happy December my friends!!!
We are less than 4 weeks away from 2016. Really, how did that happen?!! I don’t know if we say this every year, but for some reason this year seems to have flown by a little bit too quickly.
Lets raise our glasses to cheer a good year. I am sure we all have had our good days and not-so-good ones, we all went through that and we are here. Glad for that.
Being human is like a huge tide. Some days it’s beautiful, and others it’s terrible. The brain is crazy and so complicated, and I love it. Life is a journey. No amount of work or distractions can actually interrupt this beautiful and well desired journey….have you ever searched for a friend?
As I sit with my friend on the stone bench waiting for the last of the musketeer to come, I watch lots of colors, girls giggling, and a gush of sand rising. We have to get to our first period, but she hasn’t come yet.
A common summer day, to me, means pj’s, workout pants, and staying in all day procrastinating. Days start late and run late. The workout pants are very convenient for regular hikes and runs. There is no routine and no professionalism, just hanging out and thinking about what to do next. Sometimes we decide an impromptu drive, a swim, or a movie marathon. We are regulars to the half price book store. By the end of summer, we have a huge sale ourselves. I love summer and hanging out with the boys very much. Of course, every once in a while, I get bored of this regimen and decide to have friends over. Summer entertaining is the best. I get out the frills, the flowers, and a pretty hair do, which is always fun.
Every Summer arrives with my parents wanting to spend time with their grandchildren. Who can blame them? It’s been a whole year, and all they look forward to is spending time with their naughty little kiddos. Being this far from them is not fun at all. There’s nothing more precious than seeing the little ones being pampered by their grandparents. The heartiest conversations, the most effortless love. It’s all so memorable.
It was a welcome pleasure.
As I got down from the car, the winds hit me in my face at 60 mph (at least it felt like it). My hair was flying everywhere. I hadn’t read or listened to the news. After picking up the boys, my older one went on and on about how there is going to be a big storm coming our way. Not knowing the severeness, I turned on the radio station.
We are a bunch of hot chocolate lovers. Now, that comes with its own disadvantages. The drink has to be a certain consistency; the teen needs it a bit bitter, and the little one needs it lighter. So my hot chocolate is always a bit on the thicker side.
This recipe is quite a rich chocolate drink and quite an indulgence.
Hope you all had a great thanksgiving.
We are officially in December. It is the season to be jolly. It also happens to be the season of cookies, lights, celebration and HOT CHOCOLATE. This is our first hot chocolate for the season.
I remember Paris, the city of love and food.
Are we close to October already? How did that happen? Just seems like we welcomed summer and now it’s orange everywhere. Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated birthdays, woke up late, made ice cream, barbecued, vacations and slept late(the best part).
Here we are on the thresh hold of holiday season, and I am not ready for it, are you? I hear friends have started shopping for Halloween, then comes thanksgiving and a ton of baking. Clearly, I need a drink.