• Eggplant as a vegetable




    It is a nightshade class of vegetable.

    What is nightshade vegetable?

    Reference 1 – Webmed


    So why do people avoid them?

    Remember how nightshades contain small amounts of alkaloids? Alkaloids can be dangerous in large doses. In fact, there are many other plants in the nightshade family that are poisonous to humans (like, ahem, tobacco).

    Even ...

  • Covid 19 Budhi time in America

    Sukanti Prava Ray making Odia Budhi in America. It will be there for the family through out the year. This quality Buidhi is not available anywhere in North America.



  • Honey Roasted Cashew Nuts



  • Italian Garlic Flatbread & Cheese Recipe


    Follow instructions.


  • The day after (OSA 50th Anniversarry)

    July 8, 2019

    Came back from Atlantic City after the glamorous meet. Here is the summary.

    Day after notes





    Self reflection

    I did not know how much others appreciate

    People need me and they listen very pationately

    My admirers

    Haters (not seen)

    To our children

    Human Factor

    What’s the message for next year?

    To Do
    Odia Pitha Competition in OSA 50

    Who were volunteers of OSA Convention 50 Pitha Competition?

    Event Details:
    The competition will be held on the 4th Of July evening. Details of the location and other logistics will be shared soon.

    Event Volunteers:
    Mohasweta Barik – (CT)
    Jayasmita Mishra – (CT)
    Sasmita Satpathy – (CT)
    Shelly Das – (CT)
    Bijoylaxmi Rana ...

  • One in five deaths tied to poor diet

    Millions of people are dying around the world from poor diets, often packed with sodium and lacking in whole grains and fruits, according to a  study published April 3, 2019, Wednesday (Reference 2).

    Reference 1

    Reference 2



  • Honey Expert Carla Marina Marchese

    Calra Marina Marchese took up bee keeping in 2000, eventually moving to Itay for advanced certification. She was the first American accepted into the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey.

    The site for writer Lisa Cherkasky, Production by Jenofer Beeson Gregory is CLICK HERE.

    The Honey Story was written by Jason ...

  • Cranberry beans recipes
  • Hibiscus Cannabinus (related to Okra)
    Hibiscus Cannabinus (also known as Kenaf)

    Hibiscus cannabinus is a perennial plant from the Malvaceae family, endemic to tropical areas. It is also closely related to okra, cotton and hollyhocks. It has a very ancient historty with its origins in Western Sudan, Africa and East Indies. In the Odia kitchens in USA it’s leaves ...