DIY Ivy Wreath Topiary

DIY Ivy Wreath Topiary

A Silk Ivy pot gets a Makeover for Christmas! Christmas is that time of the year when I start eyeing everything with an intention to make it more festive. It is a perfect excuse to give everyday items a makeover and avoid spending on new decorations every year. My humble silk ivy pot got a … [Continue reading]

Google’s Birthday Doodle – For Me!

Google's Birthday Doodle - for me!

Okay, so Chrome (or other holders of Google Accounts too, perhaps) might already know of this. But it was a first was me. When you open your Chrome (and are signed into it) on your birthday, you will see a birthday doodle. Hover your mouse over it and the tooltip will read your name. How's that for … [Continue reading]

A ‘Sand Cake’ for a Birthday Beach Vacation

A sand cake to celebrate Daddy's birthday on the Beach

My husband's birthday turned really special this year with our decision to elope (with the kids in tow) for a week-long beach vacation in Goa. But … [Continue reading]

Fifi and the Flowertots Invitation Idea

DIY Fifi and the Flowertots Birthday Card Front

My DIY 'Fifi and the Flowertots' themed invitation card for my daughter's first birthday was one requiring computer graphic skills. Here's the … [Continue reading]

Simple, Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Simple, Homemade Chocolate Pudding made in 10 Minutes Flat

Simple, basic, feel-good recipe for homemade Chocolate pudding made quickly in 10 minutes using milk, cocoa powder and cornstarch to … [Continue reading]

Egg Free Irish Soda Bread

Egg Free Irish Soda Bread Spotted Dog

The basic recipe for a simple Irish Soda Bread has lately been turned into a more decadent version with raisins and caraway seeds. Usually, eggs are … [Continue reading]

Of Lemons, Scrubbing, Waxed and Unwaxed


Many recipes call for scrubbed lemons. What exactly are they referring to? I will explain in simple terms what it means to scrub a lemon and if it is … [Continue reading]

Google Plus Hangout Timings for Your Time Zone

Google Hangout Timings for Your Time Zone

I am still getting the hang of it, but loving Google Plus so far. If you are as lost as me, you might like to read a few tips on my blog that I keep … [Continue reading]

Egg Free Chocolate Walnut Cake

Chocolate Walnut Cake Slices

There is something so comforting about the classic, un-pretentious, homemade chocolate cake that I would, at any given time, trade a fancy plate of … [Continue reading]

Vegetable Au Gratin

Vegetable Au Gratin

'Vegetable Au Gratin' is a dish of French origins where assorted vegetables are mixed with white sauce and topped with butter, cheese and bread … [Continue reading]