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How to store cherries and best cherry jam (2 ingredients)

It is the season of cherries, one of our favourite fruits. Those who are regular readers of my blog would have read about cherry picking I posted last year. In case you haven't read it so far, do read it by clicking  here . We are never bored of cherries and it's always a pleasure being out in the farm. Similar to last year, we had a lot of fun in the Sun Valley Farms. Apart from tasting and picking cherries, we brought along lot of cherries home and rekindled lot of everlasting memories from my childhood. Me and my cousins have spent most of our summer holidays in our grand father's home garden where we used to grow different varieties of trees, flowering plants, herbs and shrubs - tending to them and playing under their shades. And in the afternoons, we used to enjoy (should I say loot?) fruits from others orchards - guava, mango, papaya, tamarind, pomegranate, monkey pods and a lot more. Don't get judgy-wudgy. They were all our relatives yards and gardens­čśť Whenever

Spicy potato cheese sandwich (aloo sandwich)

Sandwiches are super simple to make, easy to carry and most importantly can be eaten for any meal in a day. In this post, I am sharing a very easy to make sandwich, which is just perfect for your busy mornings. You can have it for breakfast or pack it for lunch and most importantly everyone in the family will love it. Count in your fussy little eaters too. With some pre-preparation, you can put these sandwiches together in less than 5 minutes. If you hear someone say he doesn't like potatoes, you know you caught a liar. Of late, there has been a lot of fuss about eating potatoes. That's because it is loaded with carbohydrates. Eating potatoes the right way is actually beneficial to health. I am not talking about the deep fried potato curry, french fries, chips and the likes. Potatoes are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, protein and fiber and provides you the much needed energy to kick start your day. These sandwiches are one of the healthiest options to inclu

Smart ideas to set up a garden (in Canada)

Since the times I remember, however tiny the home we lived, we always had at least one plant. Just wondering, was it the way of keeping nature close to us -  while the greenery amidst which we grew slowly transformed into concrete structures (over the years) or to constantly remind us that "what we sow is what we reap" or for the simple joy to nurture and see a life bloom in front of us or is it for the positivity they spread - a mere look at a new leaf or a bud is just enough to brighten the day!! I still remember the happiness of a little girl who checks upon her lone rose plant everyday to find a new bud or a blooming flower and nothing has changed over the years... she still likes to see the seeds transform into tiny saplings, nurture her plants, count and keep checking the buds, flowers and fruits and watch them grow. Yes, that little girl is me!!  The love for plants has always been within. So naturally I leaned to gardening when I wanted to keep me company in the other