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Wine Review: Charosa Vineyards Shiraz 2013

Wine Name: Charosa Vineyards

Type: Shiraz- 2013

Color: Dark Dark Blackish Red

Aroma: Woody (the barrels work their magic)

Taste: Spicy

Chill: For half hour before serving.

Spl Note: Gets yummier after a little bit of oxidation that's when the woody flavor is elevated.

Food Pairing: This is a excellent compliment to hot spicy food. Oh the spiciness dances on your palate but have cheese-cherry-pineapple in between no to cut the spicyness but to refresh the palate so that you can savor the toasty aroma of the barrels.

What we Loved: is the rich aroma and spiciness which cuts through all the fruits.

Price: Rs. 800/- in Mumbai,Maharashtra (Prices may vary)

Kid Friendly Pumpkin Tomato Basil Soup.

When I mean kid friendly, it means it's

Healthy,Nutrients RichCalorie Densebut it's never a guarantee that your kid will like it because we mothers know what works on one kid might not work on other. 😅but still posting because we mothers need to keep trying.😋 

Plus a perfect Halloween Pumpkin Soup Recipe

So let's begin.
Pumpkin : 500 gms Tomatoes: 4 riped  Potatoe: 1 medium (You can also replace it with sweet potato of desired)  Carrots: 2 small Fresh Basil : Handful  Onion: 1 big Olive Oil: 3 tbsp Tomato Puree: 2 -3 tbsps Seasoning: Black Pepper, Sugar and Salt. Coconut milk for garnish 
1. Clean, Peel, Chop vegetable into rough chunks. 2. In a small pressure cooker, saute all the vegetables in Olive Oil until soft.  3. Add some seasoning of salt and sugar. Stir and pressure cook with some water (1 cup) for about three whistles.  4. Once pressure cooker cools off, finely blend the entire mixture in a mixer or with help of hand blender. 5. Pass the mi…

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ब्लॉगचे नाव वाचून थोडे विचित्र वाटले असेल ना? जीवन रक्षक भाजी ? आता हा काय प्रकार आहे ??? असे झाले असेल, हो की नाही ? गांगरून जायचे कारण नाही; हे जीवन रक्षण पुरुषांसाठी  आहे " So rest of the clan can chill"

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Sustainable Food Choices-aka-Go Traditional

We like it when traditional foods, clothes and lifestyle choices trend on our social media feeds but rarely do we actually put them into action even though we are aware of the benefits it will bring to our lives. 

In today's article I will be discussing Traditional Food Habits which have helped me attain a better, happier and healthier version of myself. No, I am not discussing weight loss tips and tricks though most of concepts coupled with a regular exercise regimen may also aid weight loss of course it will solely depend on individual preference and body adaptability. We will be discussing traditional food habits which our forefathers religiously practised and they still hold true in today’s frantic age where we are in dire need of sustainable options to survive. We have been ignoring these concepts because of modern day fads and corporate marketing strategies. If we want a healthy generation, who are invariably always looking up to social media and google for #lifegoals #fashio…

Thirthy Three Thoughts at 33!

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Happy Diwali 2018

Diwali is just right around the corner hence every afternoon I see a rainfall at window as most of the Indian homes go on their annual clean-my-house-episode during this time and hence most of thet prefer washing their windows before they set up the lights and the lanterns.
You can read more about such small and largeDiwali Traditions Here
For me, Diwali is still about lots of beautiful house decor and lot, lots of diyas in the house. Not to mention the #desifashiondays where pull out my vibrant sarees and make my hubby "The Instagram Husband" :) I do not burst crackers and after becoming a mother hate them all the more.
Though I admit after becoming a mother I have also cut down on the diyas in the house just out of fright of my toddler getting attracted to them like Firefly. Decoration has gone minimal because I can imagine my little torpedo wrecking them up and in turn hurting thy self. Yet I still do some decor to lighten a corner of the house up so as to make it feel f…

My Lifestyle Motives!?

We are almost to the end of October 2018 and within a flash, the year will also change to a new beginning. But why do we require an end and a start time frame to achieve a rhythm? We get into the banter of resolutions and then start smashing it out of schedules. Resolutions stopped working for me because it implies a routine restriction or addition which may or may not be achievable due to a variety of human excuses.

At the start of the year, we decide to start with a brand new slate but by the middle of the week, the slate is scribbled with chaos. I am no exception. During my twenties, I have done the whole resolution shebang but those were the years where I was focused on education and career building activities and it worked then. But now in my thirties, things are different.
Also, I believe that
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Yes, for example, you regret not paying attention to your health hence you decide to go hit the gym next year or you regret splurging too much in this…