DIY Painted Planters ~ Color Blocking

DIY Painted Planters: Summer Color Blocking

The Colorful Foursome

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Herb Couscous with Stir Fried Vegetables

Herb-ed Couscous and Stir Fried Vegetables Recipe

Perfect as a quick and healthy lunch option or in a weekday menu

I am back after a rather long recipe-posting hiatus and also after a rather refreshing long weekend vacation at North Tahoe and Reno. Therefore, after the 4th of July vacationing, partying and gorging, it is time to dedicate a post to a rather healthy dish, full of colorful vegetables that will brighten up your day and get you out of, what I call, ‘Post Vacation Syndrome’ or ‘PVS’. And, to top it all, it’s So healthy that you might feel you’ve lost weight right after eating it.   Continue reading

Mangoes and cute little things!

Mangoes and Watermelon toothpick holderSummer months automatically mean mangoes. Mangoes flood the Indian grocery stores here. You would also find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Food etc. AB and I try the varieties that you get here and this year we have been especially lucky to have found these excellent ones in one particular Indian store here. The taste of those mangoes takes me straight back to Kolkata when I would relish the ‘Langra’ variety while my entire family would go for ‘Himsagar’ without batting an eyelid.

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Meet Ms Melony

Watermelon Painted Planter

A summer-cooler planter, Melony 🙂

Summer is here. Temperatures are soaring. (I hear on Monday it will be 90 F).The sun seems to be shining right on top of our heads already. But then it IS summer! Summer means no school, more fun and lots of activities. (yes yes, swimming pool, I am coming!) But before I tell you what inspired me to make this design for my first succulent planter, parents take note. Fret not thinking “What am I going to do all of summer?! No school, no camp, kids at home!!” This could be one of the activities you could engage them with. 🙂

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My first painted planter

Painted Plant Pot

My very first painted plant pot. This is how it looks from indoor.

As I have mentioned in ‘About Me’ I like painting. But I have not mentioned my love for gardening.I have been gardening and self-learning the do’s and don’ts for three years now and have accumulated quite a few terracotta and clay planters. This spring I decided our patio needs a makeover. And I wanted to achieve that by indulging in what I am obsessed with now – painting terracotta planters or pots.

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