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Places to see spring blooms in Connecticut

Covid19 has changed the whole world, the way we live, the way we eat, the way we travel but nature definitely never changes its routes the way it sparks with every season and bliss us with nature's bounty. Even though I love my home state Connecticut's spring but staying homebound made me realized its uniqueness. Here are a few of my picks Cherry blossom in Wooster Square :  Country's prolific lawmaker's alma matter Yale's home New Haven Wooster Square. When the cherry blooms, it creates the delicate delightful nature's own canopy.  You will be intrigued by visiting this wonderful and historic pristine park with historic architecture when the cherry blossoms and spell its beauty which were planted in 1973. In the midst of busy life, taking a break visiting this cute little park calms you down and rejuvenate.   "I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the l

Gheela Pitha or Ghila pitha Recipe and A very happy Rongali Bihu

     A torrent of memory flared up on me when I think about the Gheela/Ghila pitha and I behold the moment. Gheela pitha and Bihu are synonyms for that matter in Assamese celebrations an essential Assamese dessert recipe. The clear sky, blooming flowers, and light greenery are what I am enjoying right now here in Connecticut, while in my homeland Assam is preparing for our most whimsical festival Bohag Bihu and New year. A thousand miles apart from my home and my loved ones, I  reminisce those yesteryears and thought of making Gheela Pitha. Unlike Xutuli pitha Gheela Pitha is easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Gheela pitha shape is inspired by a seed that children used to use as a toy. Flat and round shape gheela pitha is a ubiquitous dessert that you get to eat in an Assamese household especially in Bihu or any other special celebration.  Ingredients Sweet Rice - 2 cups ( ideally new rice) Regular rice powder - 4 tablespoons (I use store-bought rice powder) Jaggery powder