Jaggery Caramels (Gur Candy) for Lohri

Every year my mom brings us ‘Lohri’. She says it’s tradition for parents to send peanuts, gur, atte de biscuit, and rewri to a married girl’s home on the holiday. As much as I hate the desi concept of girls…

Why Celebrate Lohri?

Growing up in Canada, my understanding of Lohri was very limited. The two things I knew were; people host Lohri parties when they have a boy, and you always cook saag and eat gur & rewri on Lohri. By the…

Word of the Year 2020: Celebrate

I started choosing a word of the year back in 2011. We were going through a particularly rough patch and I was drained in every way possible. Emotionally, spiritually, and perhaps the most upsetting – financially. At 31 years old,…

Notes From Christmas…

I’m writing this post from our hotel room in Portland. It’s check-out day. The kids are still sleeping, and the Mr. is tip-toeing around our suite collecting all their stuff. This feels like the end of Christmas season. We’ll  make…

My Winter Break Reading List

Hey guys! I’m writing this quick little update from our room at the Embassy Suites in Portland where we are going to be crashing for the next three days. For the last few years we’ve planned a post Christmas get-away…

DIY: Personalized Glitter Ornaments with Punjabi Names

Hands up if you remember all the personalized ‘stuff’ of the 80’s and 90’s? You could get your name on anything from a water bottle and pencil sharpener, to a toothbrush and comb. Well in theory you could, unless your…

The Foodie’s Gift Guide + DIY Customized Apron

It can be a little bit challenging to find the perfect gift for a foodie! There’s a very fine balance between fun and interesting while also still being practical. You may be tempted to pick out a quirky mini waffle…

DESIGN TIPS FROM A MILLIONAIRE PRIZE HOME & HOW YOU CAN WIN ONE!

My husband and I have this long running joke. It goes something like this: Me: I’m going to win the lottery, buy an island, and run away! Husband: You actually have to buy a ticket to win the lottery. ?…

Turkey Momos: The Perfect Appetizer

When I was planning my Diwali party menu this year, the biggest struggle I was having was coming up with interesting appetizers that aren’t too heavy. That’s when the idea for turkey momos came to me!  They are bite-size, full…

Diwali Timbits aka Mango Cream Cheese Filled Donut Holes

I can still remember the exact moment I tried a cream stuffed gulab jamun for the first time. It was about 11 years ago at my little sister’s Roka ceremony. Her mother in law had brought the most amazing assortment…

Being Punjabi – The Museum of Surrey

Being Punjabi. What does it mean to you? Speaking the language? Eating Punjabi food? Belonging to the great province of 5 rivers that was haphazardly divided by the infamous Radcliffe line? I hadn’t really thought much about what it means…


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