The intricacies of a Cookbook

An Avocado Salad

This is for a cookbook that I am putting together. The intention here is to create an attractive center piece,  surrounded with guacamole in vegetables shells with corn chips,

Guacamole typically is mashed ripe avocados with diced onions, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.

. This would make a great veggie canapé  tray for a warm summer party for your guests.


Watching the Fireworks over the Hudson.

I have meant to post some of my pictures that I took when I was visiting a friend in New Jersey and since I had a great view and the camera I was lucky enough to capture some pictures, So today, I am sharing this with you….I really hope you enjoy it!!!

New Jersey gets a great view of the Manhattan skyline, I will share one of my pictures of that view in another post.

Fresh Berries with an Orange Soda

Yes, Spring is here…!!!

This is a crisp delectable drink with Berries and Kiwi afloat in Sparkling Italian Orange Soda.

Be my guest sit down and take a sip.

Fresh fruits in onange soda
Fresh fruits in orange soda

A very simple recipe, pour yourself ¾ Glass of Sparking Orange Italian soda and set afloat your choice of fresh Berries and Kiwi. In fact your can add any kind of citrus and berries of your choice.

A face without your eyes

Have you got there yet!!!

A space and time we all may experience sooner or later….the dreaded spectacles, The worst  time is when you misplace them…Oh boy!

Share your experience…..I’d LOVE to know what transpired. And if you can’t make this out you need a pair of glasses.

The Smoking bottle

Capturing smoke escape from a bottle

What IS soon becomes what WAS,

Just like a flash of lightning it lasts only to record its presence.

A photograph may linger on a little longer, perhaps even longer that the one that takes it.

Like at many burials the preacher says, dust to dust and ashes to ashes, we all return to the source, unrecognizable regardless to how dear and steadfast we hold on to it.  Everything is fleeting… all is ephemeral!


Red Rose buds

Oh youth, how well you package me, hiding all my drawbacks, short comings and inequities…. Soon when you fade away, how will I be? How will I hide my faults, blemishes and transgressions?  For the only thing that is certain to stay, is ephemerality of all things.

Cannonball Flowers

An offering to Lord Shiva

This is called the cannonball flower, found mainly in the Amazon and in tropical climates such as India.

It is believed that the hindu God, Love Shiva loves these flowers. When I was in India in 2014 I took this picture of fresh flowers which were being offered to him-Lord Shiva-as an offering during puja otherwise know as worship or prayer.

Shiva is the cosmic dancer representing destruction, and in all destructions comes the restorations, He is the cosmic fire that destroys and in that destruction come renewal of all things.  Like a volcano that erupts, initially it may seem as destruction but over time the soil bears rich fertile soil for all growth,

I hope you enjoy to beauty of this quite rare flower, just as Lord Shiva does.

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