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Weekend Kittaya and Seattle Views

Seattle Downtown View
Seattle Downtown View From Our Home


Another Apartment Building Across From Us


Bharat Groceries in Bellevue (Purchased Rosematta Rice From Here), Near Fred Meyers Shop


Apna Bazar in Bellevue ~ Clean and Neat, Lot of Stuff (Near Fred Meyers Shop)


Flowers and Veggies, From Pike Place Market ~ 15 Minute Walk From My Home


Kittaya in Our New Home

Weekend This and That:
More about our cross-country road trip: From Vijay
My new shop at Amazon: Mahanandi Selections

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal), Kittaya (Sunday October 8, 2006 at 9:09 am- permalink)

The New Home of Mahanandi: www.themahanandi.org

25 comments for Weekend Kittaya and Seattle Views »

  1. Lovely photos..Kittaya looks a little lost..taking time to adjust i think :)

    Comment by Madhuli — October 8, 2006 @ 9:25 am

  2. Is that you in the pic ??? Lovely pics !

    Comment by krithika — October 8, 2006 @ 9:33 am

  3. Hey, thanks.
    Madhuli: Yep, he is slowly getting back to his routine.
    Krithika: Yep, that’s me.

    Comment by Indira — October 8, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  4. Good to see you settling down there…and feels nice to take a peek into a world so far away from mine! downtown pic looks wonderful!

    Comment by Nandita — October 8, 2006 @ 9:42 am

  5. I LOVE Seattle, home of my favorite Thai restaurant (Araya’s Vegetarian Place). Thanks for the photos of the city, and I hope you like your new home.

    Comment by SusanV — October 8, 2006 @ 10:39 am

  6. Hi Indira,

    I live in Redmond. Did you visit Mayuri grocery? Thats a good one to go to. They are in Redmond.

    Also, try Cedar’s and Bombay Grill for good Indian food. These are in the University district.

    Hope you are enjoying here! Have a good time.

    Nini.

    Comment by NJ — October 8, 2006 @ 10:53 am

  7. 1. Hi Indiraaaaa…welcome back! It’s nice to have you back :)
    Now quickly whip up some yummy dishes and post the pics..would you!?
    2. By the way, I looked at the map and saw that Oregon and Washington are next to each other, then why would it take 5 days to travel?
    3. Hey in that pic with flowers…is that a bag from India? I remember seeing such ones that are made at home.

    Comment by Supriya — October 8, 2006 @ 10:55 am

  8. Oops seems like my googling was wrong. Ignore my point #2. :)

    Comment by Supriya — October 8, 2006 @ 11:00 am

  9. Beautiful photosw,I just loooove Pike place market !

    Comment by Archana — October 8, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

  10. Indira, while back you posted a picture of lady and toddler, she looks almost similar to our B.Tech lecturer Ms.Geetha Vani who used to teach us Computer graphics, Automata Theory etc back in 95-97. Is she her? All we girls, used to admire the way she wears Sarees.

    In my view, Mayuri groceries is better when compared to Bharat Groceries. Even in Uwajimaya(Seattle Downtown), you get all Indian vegetables. If you cross International station(transit) and go straight on that ave, you will see Chinese road side stalls where you get almost all Indian vegetables..

    Comment by sri — October 8, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

  11. Yay! Indira is back. Been missing you.
    I even had an Indian dinner party whist you were absent, and I was thinking about you are doing when I was cooking it.

    Comment by sam — October 8, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

  12. Indira, I second the Mayuri suggestion. Also the same block has the Mayuri chaat & sweet shop, so you can get some desi chaat while you shop.

    Comment by Dangit — October 8, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

  13. Beautiful pictures Indira! Enjoyed them all. I will have to come back later to read your travel journal. Hope kittaya as well as you & vijay are adjusted to the new environment easily.
    Welcome back. :)

    Comment by RP — October 9, 2006 @ 6:52 am

  14. Is the http://astore.amazon.com/mahanandi07-20/detail/B0007W160O/102-8215247-8079344
    what you use for grinding coconut based masala ?

    Comment by Supriya — October 9, 2006 @ 7:33 am

  15. Nandita: thanks!

    Hi Susan V: Thanks and we like it here already. I’ll definitely visit the restaurant you mentioned one of these weekends. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Hi Nini: We haven’t been to Mayuri yet. Sri and Dangit also recommended it, must be good place. I will go there for Deepavali shopping. thanks.

    Supriya: You noticed. Yep, it is from Nandyala. My MIL gave me this bag. It’s my temple bag in Pittsburgh, now to ritu bazar in Seattle.:) I like that bag very much.

    Archana: Wonderful market, I agree. I am also liking my visits to pike place market.

    Hi Sri: Yes, that is my sister Geetha. Glad to know that you are one of her students.
    We went to Uwajimaya thrice already. China district location is quite near to us, a 5 minute drive. I actually did a one second dance when I found this shop. So happy to see somuch fresh produce of all kinds.:)

    Sam: you are a sweetheart!:)
    Hope you had a wonderful Indian dinner party.

    Dangit: Chaat and sweet shop too, then I must go there. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Thanks RP.

    Supriya: Yes and I also use it to grind dry spices like clove, cinnamon, elachi etc.

    Comment by Indira — October 9, 2006 @ 8:40 am

  16. Apna Bazaar is a good store- check out their fresh homemade style yogurt. Its just like the yogurt mom used to make back home in India, organic and without preservatives.

    Comment by nashrita — October 9, 2006 @ 9:47 am

  17. welcome back!lovely to see your posts - your recipes, pictures, your energetic descriptions and enthusiasm…your absence the last two months from the blogworld was deeply felt - it was as if there was a sense of warmth and positive energy missing…
    great to see you again.

    BTW - I got three of the lodge products this May after reading your posts - the flat,dosa griddle, a 6 inch tadka one, and an 8 inch one…I will buy from your site for my mother - she is here with us from India helping me with the baby - she cooks with Lodge every day, and can’t stop admiring it…the quality of food is so amazing when u use cast iron…She is so impressed..

    bye!

    Comment by desimom — October 9, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

  18. First time leaving a comment for you but I’ve been checking your site regularly for some time now. Infact, you inspired me to start blogging! :-)
    Anyways, good to have you back and looking forward to more yummy stuff from you.
    Best wishes for your new life in Seattle!

    Comment by Vani — October 9, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

  19. Glad to see u r back & settled :)
    I dont blog but am an ardent fan of ur blog…its nice to see ur blogs flow back again

    Comment by Mithya — October 9, 2006 @ 2:58 pm

  20. Hi Indira,
    Welcome back! Good to know you had a safe trip. Nice pictures.

    Comment by Faffer — October 10, 2006 @ 3:41 am

  21. Indira,
    Welcome back. I am very glad to see you back. Its been a while that I am visiting your blog. It looks like you happen to ignore my comment. I am from kurnool and my husband is from nandyal. Now for all traditional recipes I know where to hop on.

    Also, Your sister Geetha vani was my project guide. We all girls used to admire Ms. Geetha vani very much. I will keep looking forward for your recipes.

    Comment by Subha — October 10, 2006 @ 11:18 am

  22. I’m happy that you are back, Indira! I’m glad you had a safe trip. While you were away, I had been checking your blog regularly to see if you had arrived in seattle…

    Your pictures are great and Kittaya looks so sweet!

    Comment by Rosa — October 10, 2006 @ 4:08 pm

  23. Pike place mkt used to have free parking for less than 1 hr if you park underground in the parking structure. I think they removed the idea when hookers and druggies misued the privilege.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 10, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

  24. Hi Indira,
    Hope you’ve settled down at your new place. I like your recipes and the way you present this site. I came to US recently. Thanks a lot…your site is very helpful.

    Comment by Srujana — October 12, 2006 @ 9:11 am

  25. Love your cat, what a beauty!
    What kind of cat is that?
    By the way, excellent food site!

    Comment by Anonymous — October 21, 2006 @ 2:08 am

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