Author Archives: Roshani Kothari

Spicy Harvest Noodles

One of the joys of summers is harvesting fresh veggies from the garden.  I recently harvested carrots, peppers, tomatoes, summer squash and eggplants from the garden.  See the photos and the Spicy Harvest Noodle recipe I concocted.  You can be creative and use the vegetables you have, instead of using the ones below.  If you […]

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Brightwood DC Stories – Share What You Love

Most people in DC have heard of Columbia Heights and Petworth, but what about Brightwood? According to Wikipedia, “the Brightwood Community Association define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to […]

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Garden Stories – Garlic Scapes Adventure

Garlic farmers have to be very patient.  You plant one garlic bulb and it magically tranforms into a full head of garlic, but how long does it take?  Typically you plant around October 31 Halloween and it will be ready to harvest close to July 4 Independence Day, close to 8 months! Today as I […]

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Mobile Without Strings: Now on Droid

I have avoided getting snared into a mobile contract. I used different prepaid plans, and finally settled on Pageplus Cellular, which runs off the Verizon network another words the reception is excellent. For some time I used a Samsung i760, a Windows mobile phone. Although it was a durable phone the web  experience was limited. […]

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Winter Sunshine

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Staying Cool…Breezy Point Beach

As the sun beats down and the humidity melts us, we start daydreaming about going to the beach…However, most beaches are several hours drive from DC. I recently came across Breezy Point Beach in Calvert, Maryland, which is about 45 minutes away. If you decide to swim, it is jellyfish season so watch out…

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Bike Power

Inspiring, funny, moving bike films…Catch more at the Bicycle Film Festival o Inspiring – Bristol Bike Project o Hilarious – LALO o Melancholy, Moving – Bicycle/Jitensha [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1apadFCbamE]

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Carnival Portraits: Up Close & Personal

[vodpod id=Video.3966126&w=425&h=350&fv=] This year I got to the Caribbean Carnival much later, so I didn’t get good shots of the parade.  However, I got there just in time to catch people in the beautiful golden light of the sunset.  Many people were still hanging out at Howard University.

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Summer Garden >> Garlic, Carrots, Raspberries

[vodpod id=Video.3879412&w=425&h=350&fv=] This weekend I harvested garlic and carrots. I planted the garlic October 19, 2009, almost eight months ago! Garlic requires a lot of patience. Two varieties of garlic I got from the farmers market are Music and German White. This garlic had not been treated like most garlic you find in the grocery […]

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Odunde Festival: Celebrating African Culture

[vodpod id=Video.3844170&w=425&h=350&fv=offsite%3Dtrue%26amp%3Blang%3Den-us%26amp%3Bpage_show_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Fglobalmosaics%252Fsets%252F72157624283357168%252Fshow%252F%26amp%3Bpage_show_back_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Fglobalmosaics%252Fsets%252F72157624283357168%252F%26amp%3Bset_id%3D72157624283357168%26amp%3Bjump_to%3D] Odunde is the creation of its South Philadelphia founder, Lois Fernandez, who launched the festival after visiting similar celebrations in Africa. The concept originates from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa, and celebrates the coming of another year for African-Americans and Africanized people around the world. The annual Odunde Street Festival, held […]

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