Posts Tagged family

Indian Wedding: Part 2 (The Clothes and Jewelry)

This is Part 2 of a 4-Part series. You can read Part 1 here. Indian clothing and the accompanying jewelry are some of the best parts of attending an Indian wedding. Since I don’t go to many other Indian functions, going to an Indian wedding […]

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Indian Wedding: Part 1 (Pre-wedding Festivities)

Being married to an Indian man, I have had the opportunity to go to several Indian weddings, which you might imagine are quite different from a typical American wedding. Not only are the ceremonies vastly different, but the pre-wedding activities last anywhere from a few […]

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Cherry Picking Fun

I love cherries, and I eagerly await cherry season each year. Usually I buy a pound or two at the farmer’s market each week until the season is over, and I just eat them plain; they are too good and too expensive for me to do […]

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Valentine’s Day for the Kids

Chocolates, flowers, greeting cards, fancy dinners…these are the things adults enjoy (or dread) about Valentine’s Day. But what about kids? Well, my sweet daughter (H) loves making valentines for her family members. We buy some fancy paper and stickers, and she writes a special note […]

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We Are a Spicy Family

I’m often asked whether my kids eat Indian food (read: spicy food). The answer is…kind of. I am of the parenting philosophy that kids should eat what adults eat, at least for dinner when we all sit down and eat together. No chicken nuggets, no […]

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Holiday Traditions

I married into a family that is very unlike my family of origin. We are of different races and ethnicities, different religions, different national backgrounds, different cultures. Yet despite these very significant differences, there are some commonalities in our celebration of the Christmas season. My […]

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A Half-Indian Thanksgiving (and Giveaway!)

First of all, Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends and family! B, the girls and I spent Diwali eating puri and a feast of vegetarian dishes with my in-laws (so delicious!). I hope you all had a wonderful Diwali this year. Now to the […]

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Comfort in a Cup

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? Is it a particular food that somehow makes everything seem better when you are feeling down? Something crunchy? Salty? Sweet? Fried? Bready? All of the above? In the past, my comfort food would definitely have […]

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Dad’s Ribs

One of the best things about summer is barbequing and savoring all the yumminess that comes off a grill. I still haven’t done much actual grilling myself, but B has become quite good at it, and we enjoy all kinds of meats while the weather is warm. […]

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Sweet Potatoes: Not Just a Super Food

My kids love sweet potatoes. I mean, they really, really love them. They would eat them multiple times a day, every day (but as a fan of variety, I limit their intake to about one a day).  I always have several varieties of this terrific […]

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