Category Archives: Food

Little Sketches

It’s been a week of little sketches for me: teacups and biscuits, and the first harvest from my backyard garden: 2 miniscule radishes. Orange Cinnamon Spice Tea, all the way from Seattle. In a Georges Briard Peony teacup. My friend Gail brought me … Continue reading

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The end of soccer season, the start of barbecue season

The kids aren’t out of school yet, but it feels like summer already. Soccer season is over, and barbecue season is here. My son’s team was the Bombers. And what a fun bunch of kids and parents they are. Too … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 2: Mysore

My kids and I took off from Bangalore for a 3-day trip to Mysore. Mention Mysore and you either hear about Mysore Palace or Mysore Bondas. I sketched both. Mysore Palace is a mad hodgepodge of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and … Continue reading

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Milk Pail Market, Mountain View

I love this little market in Mountain View. It’s narrow aisles, it’s collection of fantastic cheeses (and generous samplers), the tables and boxes all overflowing with produce, the handlettered cardboard signs, and the people who come here and carefully select … Continue reading

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Finger-painting, Ed Emberley-style

Don’t know how it happened, but last week I found myself without a paintbrush in my bag. Paints, pens, water, sketchbook: yes. paintbrush: No. Oops. I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to sketch, so fingerpainting it was. Here are … Continue reading

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Flowers at Filoli

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and haven’t heard of Filoli Gardens, google it now. Better still go right now, because the daffodils, the tulips, the magnolis, and many, many more flowers that I don’t know the … Continue reading

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More Moveable Feast!

If you follow this blog, you know I LOVE the food trucks at Moveable Feast. So when they added 2 new locations, both within 10 minutes of home, I was thrilled. I’m going to have to visit regularly, not just … Continue reading

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Moveable Feast!

I suspect I am going to be at Moveable Feast a LOT on Fridays, now that they’re in Willow Glen on Friday evenings! What a lineup of foods from all over the world it was. And how lovely to see … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Markets

Sketching at Farmers Markets always poses a dilemma: should I just capture the stalls full of fresh fruits and veges? Or try and build in the sea of humanity that walks through too quickly? If I build in the people, … Continue reading

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Another random cafe

in Berkeley. And a pouty Kavya in the forground

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