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Green Shoots. Beautiful Blossoms

I am grateful for the long weekend. It gave me time to browse at the photos I have taken ever since I bought my camera in 2015. Great memories. Some of which were brought by the photos below, taken in Spring 2018.  I noticed most of my favorite photos were taken during Spring time. Spring… Continue reading Green Shoots. Beautiful Blossoms

Recipes

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

Tashi requested for a vegan soup for tonight's dinner.  I told him I will fix him a bowl of sweet potato kale soup.  Incredibly easy and fast to prepare I think you would also love this to keep you warm during these winter cold days. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil/olive oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 1/4 cup… Continue reading Sweet Potato Kale Soup

Culture

Mommy Barbara’s Christmas Tree

Every year, I put up a Christmas tree to honor my beloved mother in-law, Mommy Barbara, who loved decorating for the holidays.  This year,  I told Tashi I am going to start putting up the Christmas tree early as I didn't know how long it would take me to find and sort all of Mommy… Continue reading Mommy Barbara’s Christmas Tree

Places

Lake Vista Recreational Trail

Last week, my friend Jessica joined Tashi and I for a short walk at the Lake Vista Recreational Trail.  When we parted ways, she said she had fun and wanted to go with us again. Today, we went back with her husband and another friend joining us. It was getting dark so we head back… Continue reading Lake Vista Recreational Trail

Other

Happy First Day of Summer

Welcome Summer 2018! It's actually raining in Kansas City on this year's first day of Summer.  We had already seen a lot of summer weather lately so to get a good amount of rain today is great. Tashi and I went for a walk and enjoyed the earthy smell of fresh rain and the sweet smell… Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer

Food

Turmeric & Ginger Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Totally heart-warming, this vegan soup is all about balance. It has the spice of ginger and turmeric, sweetness of the Japanese sweet potatoes and the creaminess and richness of the coconut milk/cream.  I hope you like it as much as Tashi did. Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes (I used Japanese sweet potatoes) 1/2 cup chickpeas… Continue reading Turmeric & Ginger Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

People

Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas

Today is my Mama's birthday.  She would have been 78 years old. As most of my relatives and friends know, this is the third Christmas that she is no longer with us. It was in 2014 when we last celebrated her birthday as a whole family. I was grateful I was able to visit them… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas

Food

Vegetable Casserole

Per Tashi's request, I made vegetable casserole for tonight and tomorrow's Christmas lunch/dinner.  This actually turned out good even though I only used crumbled onion rings as toppings instead of French Fried Onions. Ingredients 1 can Campbells® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar cheese) 2/3 cup sour cream 2… Continue reading Vegetable Casserole

Food

Baked Zucchini Boats

I made these very easy to fix baked zucchini boats for Tashi's lunch today and he said he liked it so I know he would be asking me to fix this again for his dinner. I hope you like these as much as Tashi did! Ingredients 2 zucchini, trimmed and cut in halves 1/4 cup… Continue reading Baked Zucchini Boats

People

Papa’s Surprise 75th Birthday

My Padir turns 75 today! This year my family finally managed to throw him a surprise party.  We have been planning on a surprise birthday party for him since he turned 70 but every year we end up celebrating it his preferred and usual way - quiet and just with his family and friends. So… Continue reading Papa’s Surprise 75th Birthday