Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nov 30 ~ Day 334 - Nostalgia

Another picture from my cousin's farm. I got back from Karimnagar Monday itself.  His farm made me nostalgic and brought back memories of my maternal grandma's village.  Hence posting more from his farm house.

We use to see many bullock carts when growing up. Nowadays, these carts are no where to be seen even in the villages. These carts were primarily use to transport grains and pulses from the fields. There were different bullock carts to transport people.  

This day, last year: Bowl of boiled milk

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nov 27 ~ Day 331 - More flowers

I already posted a few pictures from U's uncle's garden. This is one more from the garden. He is interested in gardening and he has hundreds of plants. I have more pictures of his garden and will post them at later, on a day when I don't take a picture.
Location: Karimnagar  
This day, last year: Late fall

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nov 24 ~ Day 328 - More from the garden

This again is a picture I took over the weekend of Nov 27th. As I mention in my previous post, I was busy this week and could not post a picture every day. I did not take any pictures Wednesday & Thursday and am posting a picture I took on Wednesday & Thursday.
Location: Uncle’s garden in Karimnagar
This day, last year: At Dons Bogam

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nov 23 ~ Day327 - Flowers

I was busy this week and could not post a picture every day. I did not take any pictures Wednesday & Thursday and am posting a picture I took on the weekend, Nov 27th.
Location: Mr. U’s uncle’s garden in Karimnagar
This day, last year: Almost a full moon

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nov 22 ~ Day 326 - Street vendor selling sorghum

This vendor goes door to door selling his crop. My mom has been buying from grains & spices from him for over 20 years. Today he sold jowar / sorghum.
This day, last year: Cooking shrimp

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nov 21 ~ Day 325 - A bowl of bitter gourd crisps

My neighbor brought this bowl of bitter gourd curry for me. Ever since I came to Hyderabad, she has been asking my mom & sister-in-law what I like. When they did tell her, she finally gave up on them and brought this bowl of bitter gourd and it was delicious.
This day, last year: Holiday preparation

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nov 14 ~ Day 318 - Coconut Tabla & Veena

Table and Veena were carved on dried coconut. I never seen such cute coconuts before. Bride's mom took these to the pooja at the groom's house, the day after the wedding.
One more carved coconuts tray.
This day, last year: Mess I made!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nov 13 ~ Day 317 - Bride's mehandi

I did not take my camera to the wedding. I wish I had! The stage was beautiful and the decoration was gorgeous! I am posting an old picture, bride's mehandi.  I the design! 
This day, last year: Designer bags for bargain prices

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nov 12 ~ Day 316 - Goodie bag

This was the return gift for prathanam, one of the pre wedding ceremonies. I love the tiny little metallic kalasham & kobbarikaya (pot & coconut).
This day, last year: Lunch time

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nov 10 ~ Day 314 - Cute little bird!

This was part of the stage decoration for the bridal shower, pellikuturu ceremony. The birds were very cute.
I landed this morning in Hyderabad and did not get to take any pictures. I am posting a picture I took the next day, during one of the pre wedding ceremonies.
This day, last year: Garmet district

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nov 9 ~ Day 313 - Disappointed!

This time I had a long shopping list to shop at the duty free stores. Unfortunately my flight arrived late in Dubai and I did not have much time to shop around. I picked up this tiny bag of duty free goods during my transit in Dubai.
This day, last year: Pigeons on a wire

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nov 8 ~ Day 312 - Cut Okra

Before leaving to India, I cooked some food for Mr.U. Okra fry is one the vegetables I made for him and also for the blog. It is a very simple everyday recipe and we love it. Will post the recipe very soon on myspicykitchen.
This day, last year: Back to standard time and..

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nov 7 ~ Day 311 - Wreaths

This is an archived picture from Nov 2nd.
Location: Union Square farmers market
This day, last year: Washington Monument

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nov 5 ~ Day 309 - Baked Cauliflower

When I first saw this platter of baked cauliflowers, I thought those were bread rolls or a variety of bread.  I was surprised to learn it was a platter of baked cauliflowers.  In the picture, it is easy to identify, but when first served, it was not obvious.  This was at a friend's party.  
This day, last year: Diwali Diyas