Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jan 31 ~ Day 31 - Cup of Joe

I don't drink tea or coffee. To go with the theme, here is my coffee tray.

This day, last year: Squirrel on a tree

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jan 27 ~ Day 27 - Sunset

It rained most of the day and the sun came out just before sunset. I was able to capture glimpses of sunset thru the city skyline. Rays of sun reflecting on the buildings.

Location: From east side of Central Park
This day, last year: Blanket of snow

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jan 26 ~ Day 26 - Black & White

I posted many pictures of this skyline but never in black & white. Interesting to see how this picture looks in B&W. Here are more pictures of this view on a foggy morning, on a rainy night and on a gloomy day.

This day, last year: Snow covered plants

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jan 21 ~ Day 21 - Water: Scoop of Ice

It snowed last night and this morning. It also snowed this day last year!

This day, last year: Snowed again

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jan 18 ~ Day 18 - Window

Starting today, I am doing my Project 365 along with Project 365 Group. A theme for the is emailed every day and we need to click a picture based on the theme. Today is Day 1. I think I will do 30 days and see how it goes with the group. If I like it, I will continue with the group.

This day, last year: Rainy day. What a coincidence! Last year I  posted a window related picture :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jan 17 ~ Day 17 - Our dinner

It was rajma rice for dinner tonight. I served it with some chicken curry.

This day, last year: Melting snow

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jan 15 ~ Day 15 - Flowers in a bowl

I bought these flowers almost ten days ago. I put a few flowers in a vase and the rest, I pluck them off the stem and put them in a bowl of water. They still look fresh. I took the picture in the night.

This day, last year: Sardines for dinner

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jan 14 ~ Day 14 - Lazing around & a..

I will let you decide what I did this afternoon. Most of you probably guessed it right.. You will know very soon!

Wish you all a Happy Makara Sankranti!

This day, last year: Pomegranate

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jan 13 ~ Day 13 - More food

To go with the food on the street, I wanted to post a picture from Rafiqi's or from a breakfast cafe. It was very windy and could not take a picture outside. Here is a picture from Au Bon Pain bakery section.

This day, last year: Snowman in the park

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jan 12 ~ Day 12 - Food from my kitchen: Beans fry

It rained most of the day and could step out to click a picture. To go with the food theme, posting a picture of beans fry I made today.

This day, last year: Snowed again

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jan 11 ~ Day 11 - Hot dog cart

I wanted to post a hot dog picture for Sruti as she was missing NYC hot dogs. She left a comment here. I confess, I have not eaten a hot dog in NYC streets. I considered buying one today, but could not get myself to do so. Hence the picture of the cart.

This day, last year: Snow on my window

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jan 10 ~ Day 10 - Food on the street: Nuts 4 Nuts

In the city, one can find Nuts 4 Nuts cart every 3-4 blocks. They sell sweetened nuts and they are pretty tasty! In this picture, you can see the nuts roasted in sugar syrup, tiny packets of roasted nuts and finished roasted sweet nuts. They sell sugared cashews, almonds, peanuts and coconut pieces. I wish they also sell savory nuts.

This cart vender was find enough to let me take a picture while he was preparing the nuts.

This day, last year: Grilled Smelts

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Jan 6 ~ Day 6 - Our lunch,..

Rather my athamma's lunch for the tithi. As I mentioned in my last post, it was my MIL's tithi. On the menu was shrimp curry was her favorite, chikkudukaya kura, tomato shorva with lima beans and carrot kheer. I also planned on making peraru garelu or mong dal vadi but I goofed up the preparation and could not make it on time before lunch.

This day, last year: At Eleni's, cookie store

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jan 5 ~ Day 5 - Vegetables for the priest

According to telugu calendar, tomorrow is my athamma's / mother-in-law's tithi, passing away anniversary. We perform a small ritual and then these vegetables, rice and some spices are offered to the priest.  In olden days, priests cooked their own food and hence were given enough ingredients and produce for one meal. The tradition is still followed.

I did my groceries today bought the veggies for the priest.  If you are wondering what those vegetables are, top left is a bag of beans, top right is a bag of okra, bottom right are tomatoes, bottom left are brinjals/eggplant and in the middle is pumpkin.  

This day, last year: My new cookbook

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jan 3 ~ Day 3 - The Crown Building

This is a random click and to my surprise, this is the best click of the day.  Crown building from Apple store on 59th street.

This day, last year: Night traffic

Monday, January 2, 2012

Jan 2 ~ Day 2 - Flock of birds

I am always fascinated by these pigeons circling the sky. Every morning, it is such a lovely site watching these birds from living room. I already posted one picture of these birds and this picture is lot closer than the older picture.

Location: Outside my apartment 
This day, last year: At a birthday party

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jan 1 ~ Day 1 - Welcomed the year with a book

Wish you all a Happy New Year! On the first day of the year, I started reading this book. I was hoping the reading continues all year, but unfortunately, I read only 3 pages and put the book aside.. :(

As I mentioned in my last post, I started my P365 in April of 2010 and hence will continue to post till April of this year, to complete 2 years of P365. After that, I don't know if I will continue this project. I hope the warm weather will motivate me to do it till the end of the year.

This day, last year: Welcoming 2011