We all rely on cookbooks, cooking shows on television, and wisdom passed down from our grandparents. Of course, the braver would try new things in the kitchen, recalling the successes and mercifully forgetting the failures. Nowadays, many food blogs offer delectable recipes, helpful hints, and beautiful photos, tempting us to
Vazhakkai Fry is a spicy and flavorful dish that combines Vazhakkai, onion, and curry leaves in a pan. Vazhakkai Fry is a delicious side dish for rice meals that can be prepared in minutes. Raw bananas are high in nutrients and are beneficial to people with diabetes. The spicy, acidic
Vaksana believes in serving you the best, natural and healthy drinks. This red ruby tangy drink is a treat to the eyes and your taste buds, and even your gut. These flowers are grown in the farm and plucked fresh when tea has to be made. Kasthuri Amma lovingly prepares
These places are known for their beauty and magnificence. The beautiful place V is home to many destinations ideal for spiritual visits, family holidays, and even a break with a group of friends. Along with excellent sightseeing opportunities, there is a time to soak into prayer. The tranquillity places like
In an age of ever-expanding, boundary-pushing food advances, keeping in mind previous generations’ wisdom is priceless. Several “lost foods” have been making a comeback in farms and fields and on our plates in recent years. If you go to the farmer’s market, freeze the homemade stock in containers or a
At Pico, Laxmi Ammal and Kasturi Sivaraman offer guests a slice of the village life with creature comforts Summer vacations tend to bring a whiff of nostalgia along with them, of time spent at your grandma’s home, eating homemade food and listening to stories about your roots. A homestay called
Arunachalesvara Temple, also known as Annamalaiyar Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at the base of Arunachala hill in the Tamil Nadu town of Thiruvannamalai. Each full moon is a time for celebration, with hundreds of people flocking to Annamalai Hill, which is thought to represent
With severe summer and lack of rains, there is no grass for our cows to graze here at Vaksana Farms. Hence, we are forced to buy hay which becomes the main source of food for them. The hay is exorbitantly priced as the demand is high and supply is low.
Here’s a 2 minute video of how we made the natural boulder wash basin at Vaksana Farms. It’s been a dream of mine to have a few. But then turning the dream into reality took some insane effort and tons of patience. Watch the video to understand why.
For over two years, I’ve been wanting a natural wash basin outside our farm house. The bamboo pipe is made from bamboo that was grown in our farm. It took many months to see this idea comer to reality. This long process deserves a separate blog post. Will share shortly.