Appam

This is a delicous South Indian breakfast dish. It's made of fermented rice batter. It has a bowl-like shape, with a thick center and crispy edges that curl up. To make it, you need a special pan. The appam pan looks different than other pans with a unique concave shape, which creates the bowl-like end … Continue reading Appam

Rasam

This is a simple and very tasty recipe of rasam. Rasam is a kind of watery soup made with tamarind juice, tomato and spices. It is easy to make, and it's usually eaten with rice. Think of it like a broth. When you pair it with rice, it's called rasam satham ("satham" means rice in … Continue reading Rasam

Hummingbirds Visiting Our Garden ( Summer 2019)

I never get bored watching this little creature. Every year, hummingbirds visit our garden from the spring through the fall. I enjoy how fast the hummingbird flies, and how fast it drinks honey from honeysuckles, zinnias and other flowers. We have a little humming bird feeder by our three season porch. I like to watch … Continue reading Hummingbirds Visiting Our Garden ( Summer 2019)