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authentic indian chai

THE BEST AUTHENTIC INDIAN CHAI

July 9, 2013

Tea Time I have so many memories of sipping chai with my family over the years. It is fitting that I would get this delicious recipe to share with all of you,  from my wonderful cousin Sharmita. Just one sip of this tea, and I am whisked away to a gated garden in Delhi- with…

vintage photo of grandparents and father India

MY GRANDPARENTS, HOBBY PAINTERS

June 26, 2013

My maternal grandfather and my paternal grandmother were both hobby painters, actually they were both really talented. One in Ohio, the other in Northern India and two generations later I am appreciating the artistic bloodline. In India While at my father’s house this past spring, I was admiring the artwork of my paternal grandmother (pictured…

slice of vegan gluten-free banana bread

ALLERGY FREE BANANA BREAD

June 4, 2013

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   ALLERGY FREE BANANA BREAD     Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free,  Nut-Free Ingredients: 2 cups Gluten Free flour (I used King Arthur’s GF flour ), 1/2 cup raw cane sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup coconut milk (or your non-dairy milk…

toddler with brush via rajovilla

EVERYDAY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MY FAMILY

March 5, 2013

My favorite things to photograph are the simple, everyday moments that take place. I know I have talked about this in a previous post here and here. With instagram and an iphone everything is so user friendly for capturing those fleeting moments on the go and sharing them. I do plenty of both. My goal…

trinkets

TRINKETS FROM DELHI

February 25, 2013

My sister was visiting this past weekend and brought the boys and I a few gifts from her recent trip to Italy & India. Aunt Amita (and cousins) brought the boys journals with embroidery stitched covers and handmade paper inside, elephant figures and a cute finger puppet/magnet trinket. She was sweet enough to bring her…

gray yarn curry yarn

HANDMADE BABY GIFT

January 17, 2013

Lindsay and I met several years ago online through a mutual friend, while she was living in Brooklyn and I was living in Chicago. I immediately was drawn to her eco style, her interest in children’s fashion and her love of Montessori (she is a Montessori teacher)! We would chat back and forth and at…