Raindrops on roses are nice, and bright copper kettles certainly would come in handy. I wouldn't say no to warm woollen mittens if the occasion called for it. But I draw the line when it comes to whiskers on kittens.
"Pine nuts and ginger with asafetida,
Basmati rice is made all the more sweeter,
Currants and cloves they add all the right zings!
These are a few of my favourite things.."
(apologies to Julie Andrews).
When it comes to recipes, this is one of my favourites.
Turkish Rice Pilaf...
(this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed)
My dear friend! It has been so long since I have been able to sit down to write you. One of my many prayers is to do better from now on. Though it takes discipline to do so, it is one of my labors of love and service. When I write about my life, I want to connect it with Krishna, and bhakti, and though this medium is an informal talk between friends, (or potential ones) I want it to also have substance. I realize there are...
Dallas Morning News,
Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.
“Paul Ryan’s selection as the Republican vice presidential nominee has put Ayn Rand back into the spotlight. Ryan was picked in large part because he’s the architect of a...
Yamuna Devi's Cracked Black Pepper Rice
Yamuna Devi writes: "This zesty side dish is particularly pleasing in a large, full-course meal with two or more varieties of rice. It is served at room temperature, sometimes chilled, but it always retains pungent warmth from its substantial quantity of cracked black pepper. The rice is best cooked al dente, so that the grains are not soft but remain just firm to the bite.
Preparation time: 5 minutes,
Cooking time: 15 minutes,
Serves: 5 or 6.
Here's some cogent battle advice for today's armchair warriors, written 2400 years ago, but still ever-relevant.
"In joining battle, seek the quick victory. If battle is
protracted, your weapons will be blunted and your troops
demoralized. If you lay siege to a walled city, you
exhaust your strength. If your armies are kept in the
field for a long time, your national reserves will not
Where you have blunted your weapons, demoralized your troops, exhausted your strength and...
The Lotus of Nava Vraja Mahima
Every drop cap has its own unique artwork.
Few months back we featured a recording of Nava Vraja Mahima, read by His Holiness Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami.
All thought the recording is not the best of quality it is so amazing to hear. This book features all the pastimes of Krishna with all the minutest detail artfully revealed. For example the Govardhana pastime is over 1000...