October 22, 2014 § 5 Comments
“It’s autumn, the air is crisp and cool – like nature is in a self reflective mood. As I go for my morning walk, I feel the leaves whispering soft goodbyes, their work done for the year, with a promise to meet again soon”.- Z said
Today has been a deceptive sunny day, cold and sunny.
When Z was leaving for work, she said , go for a walk today Purvi !
I answered ‘ it’s cold!’ to which she replied, ‘it’s not going to get any warmer from now on. Just cover up warm and go for a walk.’
And I am glad I did.
I followed a different walking route today. The long stretch of the walking path looked sunny and I wanted to be warm. I covered my head and walked the path. Later in the evening A&A invited me to photograph their ‘little garden thingy’.
Hope you enjoy the photos.
The long walking path
Graffiti on the ground
One of the lakes in the division with beautiful trees lining it
The road continues
Me at a crossing
Huge mansions with the leafless trees in the front
The leaves are falling off but the skeleton of the tree is also so lovely
The colour of the leaves are evident of Fall
The Halloween decoration outside the neighbour’s home
The fern leaves with the sunlight coming through it
October 11, 2014 § 1 Comment
I first tasted and also got this recipe from Chef Salin during my visit to The Gateway, Calicut.
I thought of using this recipe to impress my friend Z with the presentation 🙂
On a serious note, I cooked this for Z mainly due to the goodness of Okra and for the delicious recipe.
The receipe is very healthy, light and refreshing as an starter.
Okra – washed, wiped dry, remove the stems at the end.
Chopped spring onions
Salt to taste
Sautee the okra in oil with a little soya sauce.
In another pan sautée the vegetables with little soya sauce and 2 tbsp of vegetable stock or water, until brown.
Once the vegetables are done I lightly mixed the sautéed okra into it for 5 mins or so.
Arrange the okra and the veggies in a plate and serve hot.
Thankfully Z did enjoy the Wok tossed Okra.
October 9, 2014 § Leave a comment
I had been lazy and not gone out for a walk since many days. I was feeling cold and wasn’t very happy sitting at home the whole day. Finally today, I picked up the courage and went out for a walk in the afternoon. As soon as I started the walk along the walking track, I had my iPhone out to capture the moments which will soon be memories.
Later in the evening I was introduced to some new music by A and A. I loved the catchy music and the video.