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Baking Banana Bread in Lockdown

Hi there, and hope you are having a great week! I am continuing with my lockdown alphabet series posts and this week I am covering the letter B for “Baking” and “Banana Bread”!  So tell me honestly, did you bake banana bread or anything else during the lockdown? I am not much of a baker (or cook!) but my mother and sister have had a ball baking goodies for us in the kitchen through this entire lockdown period! What started with banana bread, cakes, brownies, and other sugary treats quickly transitioned to more serious experiments around garlic bread, pizza and…

September 10, 2020
Blog Features, Etcetera, Food, Holidays, Living, Positiveness, Round Ups

Love & Luck in 2019

Read my post title again. Sounds too generic? But in reality, I actually put a lot of thought into this. Read on to know how. Last week the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, and the coming week is when everyone will be busy with Valentine’s Day preparations (you can love it or hate it, but you can’t ignore it!). Given that I am just getting back to my writing routine, I missed the bus on writing a New Year’s post, and am delayed getting my annual Valentine’s post out (check out previous V-Day posts below). So I decided to…

February 10, 2019
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Sparkle #205: Jazz It Up!

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t identify with the power of music? Music is an art form which deeply touches your mind, heart and soul. Irrespective of genre and artist preferences, everybody has songs they turn to when they want to express a feeling, calm their minds or just relax and take a break! There are songs for memories both happy and sad, songs which can lift your spirits or put you in a thoughtful mood and songs which can describe your situation even when words fail. Music is a powerful medium that connects people and…

April 27, 2017
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All is Merry, All is Bright!

Hello lovely people, are you ready for the holidays? I know I am! 2016 has been one crazy year (I have a feeling I say that for every year), and I am glad it is coming to an end. This year just disappeared in front of my eyes! Stay tuned for my year end post to find out exactly what I was up to in these past 12 months, and then we can mutually decide if it was just busy or productive. 😉 I am so happy for December – I feel like it is one of the best months of the year. Things get…

December 19, 2016
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Sparkle #202: Count your Blessings!

Hello happy, shiny folks! How has November been for you so far? I cannot believe 2016 is coming to a close, this year seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye! As the Thanksgiving weekend dawns upon us, I cannot help but feel reflective and grateful for the past year. There are always two sides to any situation, and happy people tend to look on the bright side. 2016 has been a rocky ride for sure, but today when I look back, I only want to count my blessings and forget the rest. So instead of feeling sad that I didn’t…

November 24, 2016