Sher and I were serenaded today


Nothing like getting photobombed by a twig!

It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon with mostly sunny skies and a very light breeze with temps near 65. The birds and a couple of squirrels were taking advantage of the food we had set out for their use.

We have been thrilled with the variety of species that have come to our feeders. Today we spotted a new little bird, a Carolina Wren, one we haven’t seen before . He decided to flit up into the tree and serenade us with a beautiful song!

Listening to our backyard friends is as fun as watching them,.

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Israel Ground Forces Shell Gaza as Fighting Intensifies – The New York Times (Ground forces not in Gaza)

An Israeli military spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, initially said that “there are ground troops attacking in Gaza,” but later clarified that Israeli troops had not entered Gaza, suggesting the possibility of artillery fire from the outside. He provided no further details.

Recipe : Spicy Soya Bites

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I’ve been experimenting with soya off late. And I treat it like meat, well …almost! But, meat is succulent and oozes with flavour from within. Soya tends to be a tad mealy and chalky if not pressurized into attaining some flavour. So, I subject these little nuggets to all kinds of torture in an attempt to get them to soak up flavours. This is the third time I’m cooking soya, and I am pleasantly surprised. Some days, I just want to look at the mirror and pat my back. Yeah, so gooooood! Well, it does take some effort, time and patience. So gear up, mehnat waali dish hain!


  • 200 gms soya chunks
  • water
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp meeth mirsang {red chili & vinegar paste}
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp amchur powder
  • few drops of vinegar
  • 2 tsp soya…

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