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My creative journey : week 21/52 
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+Simi J Will do! I love blooming sage with roses or sage as a filler for other flowers. On our recent western trip the sage was already blooming in Arches a full 2-3 weeks ahead of us. 
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I just fell in love with these pastries. 
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Chiaroscuro in photography - my experiments 
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Watermelon, berries and orange mocktail
Super delicious and stunning mocktail, great for your bbq party or a hot summer picnic. all natural colors makes it so healthy and refreshing. Lantana is the most unassuming flowers that you can find, but it is one of my favorites, I just love the colors. I...
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52 weeks of creative exposure: week 19
 I start my morning with a cup of coffee, walking barefoot on the grass as the soft blades caress my feet...it's a feeling of being, living in that one moment that makes my day worth while. I don't have a huge garden to boast of, I  plant very few annuals, ...
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52 weeks of creative exposure : Week 21
I love these little sage flowers, they are so gorgeous and fragrant. Photographing these was one of the most relaxing moment of my week. It took me back to my childhood, my parents were very fond of gardening and it was a hobby they jointly enjoyed and some...
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Apple pastry with infused sage
Soft aromatic apple with a heart of chocolate covered with flaky puff pastry. I bet you you can’t refuse this dessert ! Generosity is one of the most touching emotions. It is indeed selfless, sometimes am so overwhelmed with generosity and love that I feel ...
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I loooove this refreshing mocktail
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Join photography Guru Bryan Pereira in this live photo challenge. Share your Yummy Food images. Enjoy the world’s most exciting live photo challenges and win prizes and exposure!
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Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls for Mother’s day
Super soft and delicious Cinnabon, just like the ones in the super market.  Love the cinnamon flavor and these are addictive.  Teen loves to bake and sometimes she comes up with the mostest craziest (there is a word called mostest, I insist;) ) ideas at wei...
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    It's probably one of the hardest thing I have done. To write ‘about me’ I’ll give it my best shot. I am Maitreyi and I blog as Simi. As a young preschooler, my friends had a hard time pronouncing my name. I came home one day and told my parents, “I am Simi”, I have no idea where I got that from. After a few weeks of negotiation, everyone started calling me Simi at home. Tween, was a different story, I did not want anyone to know my nick name…so it was Maitreyi. When, I started blogging, I was not very comfortable sharing my complete identity, Simi, was the perfect choice. With a coffee cup as a profile picture and Simi as the author, I began my journey. I am surprised, how blogging has changed me, I love sharing my life and my food with you. Am not shy to tell you who I am or how goofy I can be. Twenty years ago, I would have never thought that the world of food, beginning with shopping for ingredients, cooking, visually capturing thru a lens, writing about it, will sweep me off my feet like it has done. Roughly, about 17 years ago I was doing my post graduation in marketing, I thought that was my world. After working for a few years, I realized it was not who I was. Writing media plans for companies, immersing myself in TRPs…was not me. Marriage...motherhood... changed my life. I did not want to miss a moment, translate that to stay-at -home mom. I would love to cook for my family, it brought me more pleasure than sitting in SWOT meetings all day. Cooking is more than mixing ingredients in the right proportion as per the recipe - it is celebrating the pleasure that food brings to our lives. When you share your food with someone, be it a family member or a stranger, you make a connection…that moment is priceless. It's just not a meal you serve, to satiate your hunger, it's more, it is something you can't quantify or put into words it can only be felt. As I look back my most fond memories from childhood, have been around people and food. ( thanks to my mother, who is an amazing cook) So, with all the action happening in my kitchen, some successful, some miserable failures, I wanted to document them for my myself and for my teen, so if she ever needs one of my recipe, when she grows up, she knows where to look for it. One day, just like that, I had an light bulb go on and I wanted to start a blog, to document my creations. It was not easy to share my food and my memories woven around food with strangers. Thankfully, I have a very supportive husband who pushed me to express myself and to open myself to the world. It has been three years,since that day. I enjoy my little digital home - Turmeric N' Spice. I love the community of people I have met thru the blog and the friends I have made. I love to challenging myself and I am learning everyday. I would not trade this for anything. This is my little home where I share who I am and what I do best - bringing fresh food to the table - celebrating food. Hope you enjoy my space as much as I enjoy sharing it with you. I can’t believe that the blog has reached over half million views in the last three years. Thank you for the support ! This is me and my blog is a true refection of who I am. I am a member of Culinary Content Network (The Daily Meal). I write a column on food photography at The Daily Meal called Culinary Optics. Why turmeric n' spice ? I know turmeric is a spice. So, what's with turmeric n'spice ? Growing up in India, whenever I asked my mother for a recipe or she gave me and my sister ( more my sister than me) instructions to make a curry, she would always say, "haldi aur masala". Even today, when I ask her on the phone she will say, "haldi aur masala" haldi meaning turmeric is to enhance the color of the curry and masala aka spices is for the flavor. So, there was nothing more fitting for my blog than turmeric n' spice, after all it's my memories woven around food. Simi J Read more: http://www.turmericnspice.com/2010/02/about-me.html#ixzz39zXHGn3p
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