Birthday means a listing of things that I am grateful for. My 31st year was transformational. I have many people, animals, relationships and experiences to be grateful for. First and foremost I am thankful to my parents for bringing me into this world. They have supported me through so much. My beautiful sister who is my life and whose relationship I cherish and could not live without. Misha and heloise-bring joy and companionship everyday. My beautiful friends- new ones and ones I have had for years. K, B, J and new friend Flickr. Friends whose relationships have changed and or grown as we have grown. M, D, N, M, S. New relationships with land and people: U, I, E, K, S, I, J, S, D, A, J. Relationships where my past was re-written or untold or told but from a distance and to relationships where we connected by relating to the ridiculousness at times of the situation we chose to be in. B, S, and the beautiful people of K. To K where I learned to let go, to connect my body to the earth and feel weightlessness. To E and SF for letting me discover my passion. To C, E, E, K, S- beautiful people who I feel blessed to have crossed paths with. I hope to see you all someday soon. To Ia, an unexpected beautiful treasure I seemed to have stumbled upon. Here is to 32!
As a kid I was a very finicky eater. I think I made my mom weep a couple times. I remember my grandfather telling me a wonderful story about food on a walk in the then quiet city of Bangalore only to come home to me eating just one grape after. It's been a long while since then. I grew up in great kitchens world-wide. Kitchens in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India and Canada. My mom would set-up fabulous kitchens where ever we went. One of my most memorable meals has been eating mouth-watering dumplings in a trailer in Saudi Arabia. Needless to say, I was fed very well growing up regardless of where I lived. It was only in my late 20s in San Francisco where I began to transform my kitchen and really feed myself well. I am back in Toronto after spending 7 months as an apprentice growing organic food. I hope to use this blog as an outlet to post musings on everyday wholesome nutritious meals drawing upon meals made by my mom and evoke the feeling of hearing that grinding stone in my grandmother's kitchen.