Tuesday, May 15, 2012

from around the house

Scenes from around the house from the past week. The settling in took some time, but it's nice to feel like its home again. Don't you love it when you have your own little routines for doing things, simple things like sitting down with a cup of tea and the newspaper, finishing off in the kitchen at night and so on.

A window by my bedside. We get afternoon and evening light from this window, very warm and welcoming.

The oldest recipe book I have which was gifted to me by a dear friend called Rosalie, with whom I worked in a bakery when I was in college. She taught me how to roll pastry dough, how to make pies and so much more.

Night time lights.

I've been growing green onions in water. It's super simple and they grow really fast. Just chop off the green bit and plonk them in water, and voila, they'll grow! I know that they're so cheap to buy, but it's nice to 'grow' something on your own too, isn't it?

9 comments:

Haddock said...

Lovely pics.
There is nothing as welcome as the sunlight streaming into the house through the window.

Purvi said...

great pics and I am a huge fan of the trickling afternoon and evening sunlight :)

Shalini said...

Thanks Haddock and Purvi!

Glad you both think the same way!

Amrita Tripathy said...

Wow shalini, photos are so lovely as always... ! And the onion plant stole my heart... I used to have one in my kitchen window too..! remembered it..!

shilpa said...

beautiful pictures, and that little bit of you in the words, always makes my day :)

Hena Tayeb said...

There really is no place like home.. some say that is why you vacation, to remember just how much you love being home.. don't agree 100% but you get the point

Mom with a Dot said...

Great Pic.s Shalini, How often do you need to change the water ? (green onions)

Victoria said...

Wow, what a great idea:)

Shalini said...

Amrita, that's great. Do it again!

Shilpa, :-) And you always understand so well!

Hena, Yes, it's nice to go away for a while, but always nice to come back too!

Mom with a Dot, Thanks, I change the water daily, since I don't want it getting grungy. We are eating it after all!

Victoria, thank you :-)