Going down memory lane – Santorini


There is something magical about the white and pastel houses with blue windows and doors, dark rugged rocks, blazing hills and the volcanic beaches.  Oh, did I forget to mention the kiss-inspiring, romantic sunsets?  Santorini is the most unique and enchanting island I have ever been to.  Hear there’s an ancient spell about this Greek island, “once you come here you’ll always want to come back!”  Just the mere thought of returning there again someday, puts a smile on my face and makes me want to dance.

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Black & White Wednesday – January 9, 2013

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I know, I know.  I haven’t really participated in Black and White Wednesdays(BWW) for the last two months.  In between interviewing and training a new nanny,  packing and unpacking for two trips during the holidays and a new project at work, it has been very very hectic.  The good news is I am hosting BWW next week, so get ready for some stunning photographs from some amazing bloggers.

For those who are new, Black and White Wednesday is a weekly culinary photo event featuring food-related B&W imagery. Cinzia at “Cindystar” administers the event so graciously.  Stay tuned for the “Black & White Wednesday” week #65 round-up gallery on January 9. By the way, Cinzia designed the the new logo.  Don’t you just love it?

Last minute Kids Activities for Thanksgiving

Thanks taking wouldn’t have been much of a holiday, would it? On the other hand, giving thanks can be celebrated in many ways without any religious or national boundaries.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all that we are thankful for, for gathering family, friends and near ones. The holiday evokes images of reunions, large turkey feast with stuffing, pie, football, parades and busy travel plans. Last but not least, the long lines of “Black Friday” shopping.

Thanksgiving, today, is predominantly celebrated as a secular holiday in the United States and Canada. This tradition of being thankful began as a celebration for the harvest of the year. Many other countries around the world have harvest festivals and festivals known as Thanksgiving though traditions and origins are different.


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Black & White Wednesday – October 31, 2012 – Gallery

It’s another Black & White Wednesday and this week the gallery is showcased at With A Spin.  A big thank you to all the contributors who brightened my week by contributing their images to week #56.A special thank you to Cinzia of “Cindystar” for giving me the privilege to host week #56.


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Black & White Wednesday – October 31, 2012

If you don’t know, Black and White Wednesday is a weekly culinary photo event featuring food-related B&W imagery.  I am an infant in the blogsphere and was thrilled when Cinzia at “Cindystar” confirmed me as the host for week 56 of “Black & White Wednesday”.  The gallery will be up next week on October 31st.

Find out more about the rules and deadline.  I hope you’ll participate.

I will reveal my contribution with the gallery.  Stay tuned.

Presto Pasta Nights Roundup

I love pasta. It is comfort food for me. As I mentioned last week, Presto Pasta Night is a weekly event where food bloggers’ photograph and write about their latest pasta creation. If it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner; served hot or cold; spicy or sweet; from appetizers to mains to desserts, the roundup is published every Friday with links and photos to all the posts.

This week, I am hosting the Presto Pasta Night Roundups. Enjoy, share and have a fabulous Friday!

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Ravioli Night

I promised in my beet pancake post that I will be sharing more beet recipes. Here you go.

Though I made this for my baby girl and filing under “Baby Friendly” this is a delicious recipe and great for adult taste buds too. You may have to adjust the seasoning a bit if you are preparing this for the whole family.

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