Anu, what a captivating photo essay from beginning to end! I'm so glad mine inspired you to write your own. I love cooking with Indian spices in the United States and would love to try more authentic Indian foods.

Is money plant a type of pothos? I think I'll take a cutting from mine and get some rooted in the kitchen for gray winter days.

Your glue monster is so much fun! And, now I want to try this brand of glue, lol.

Thank you for sharing the heart of your home with AoE!

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