Thursday, March 23, 2017

Becoming a Family

November 10, 2014 by shankari  
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November is national adoption month, let’s all try to educate ourselves better on this topic. Your baby looks just like you!! We know you mean well, but really we are not as beautiful as our little fellow. He makes our family look beautiful Where is his real mother?? Seriously, we are all “real” None of [...]

Our Thanks on National Adoption Day

November 17, 2012 by shankari  
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Today is National Adoption Day and this month we see a lot of posts from folks giving thanks for a bunch of reasons starting from thanks to starbucks to thanking their mom. My cousin thanked the chicken that was sacrificed for a scrumptious thanksgiving meal two years ago. Every day of our lives for the [...]

Dear Mom

May 6, 2011 by shankari  
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Happy Mother’s day to each and every one of you – to mothers and mothers to be. Last year this time, I had lost all hope of ever being a mother and tried to stop obsessing about being a mother and paid tribute to the moms in my life. I felt terrific after the post [...]

Our Journey to Parenthood

September 15, 2010 by shankari  
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Where should we start? When rice was showered on us while we were tying the knot and blessed to bring grand children to our parent’s lives? Or when I was about 12 years old and read a story on adoption and the only thing I wanted to do when I grow up was to adopt? [...]

Cooking Class with Amma & Appa

May 21, 2010 by shankari  
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This is is 200th post and is very special… When we are kids, we say I am the daughter of  so & so and when we grow up we hope our parents can say, I am this girl’s parent.  I choked a bit when I introduced my parents in my cooking class and it was [...]

Saying Thank you & Two Give Aways

May 11, 2010 by shankari  
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We started blogging in 2006 and have always enjoyed your love and support. We have said Thank you, but this time we decided to take one extra step, with a gift that you can choose. We truly enjoy reading your comments on the website and on our facebook fan page.  If you are not already [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

May 9, 2010 by shankari  
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Mami & my mom. In the past 8 years or so, I have dreaded Mother’s day. I have almost always focused on why I am not a mother and with my mom also not being around close, to do something special is difficult. One of the years, my cute lil niece called to wish me [...]

Paal Payasam

April 14, 2010 by shankari  
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Happy Tamil New Year to all of you! Here is a visual treat of what we made this morning to celebrate this joyous day. Thai Red Jasmine rice simmered in milk with sugar, cardamom and saffron.  Cashew nuts and raisins sauteed in ghee and garnished. We will post the recipe tonight after we are back [...]

The Oak Cafe, ARC

February 19, 2010 by shankari  
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Feb 17th 2010 will be a special day for us. We became US citizens.  What has that to do with Oak cafe you might ask. Oak cafe is a part of the culinary school at American River College in Carmichael and they offer a fine dining full service restaurant with a prix fix menu featuring [...]

Fancy Food Show 2010

January 21, 2010 by shankari  
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This past weekend we were at the Fancy Food show cruising our way through myriads of vendor booths and a sea of people. What struck us as soon as we passed through a few booths was how the vendors looked at your badge and decided in a split of a second whether to give you [...]

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