Friday, February 24, 2012

A Simple Introduction

Hello, and welcome to Tangerines and Tomatoes! I'm SO happy that you're here, reading my blog. As an introduction, I just wanted to tell you a little bit about myself and why I decided to start blogging!

My name is Rashmi G. and I am currently a senior in college, finishing up my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. I have the aspiration of becoming a pharmacist one day and take on the medical world! As a current "project," I thought it would be a lot of fun to start a blog. So, of course, the first thought that occurred in my mind was, "what could I possibly write about that people could relate to and would enjoy reading about?" ... Hmmm! Next thought: "what are my current likes and dislikes?" ... focusing, of course, on my 'likes' in attempts to come up with an idea. Well, as it turns out, when I took more than a minute to think about it, things became pretty clear.

Food!! ... Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, desserts, etc!
I mean, really? Who could go wrong with THAT?!

As someone who is CONSTANTLY glued to the Food Network channel, watching some of my favorite tv shows: Iron Chef America, Chopped, Next Food Network Star, Worst Cooks in America (to name a few), it seemed evident that writing about food is the direction I want to take with this blog.

So I guess you're probably wondering what you can expect to see in my posts-to-come. The short answer? ... EVERYTHING!!! I have decided to not limit myself to only one thing. As I said before, I'm currently a student, and so, after classes, I don't ALWAYS have the time to make myself a meal, so I pick up something to eat on the way home! Or, occasionally, on weekends, I go out to eat with my family or friends. BUT there are also days when I'm sick of Chipotle (I know some of you are now saying, "WHAT?!") or some other place, so I pick up groceries and create something: an oldie but goodie favorite, or try out a new recipe. In either case, I would love to share my experiences with you!

Additionally, when it comes to food, I am totally up for new ideas: restaurants and recipes (or anything else you may come up with too)! So if you would like to see any kind particular post, please feel free to let me know! As with every city, there is diversity of local restaurants as well as those that are chain restaurants. I definitely enjoy going to both and hope that you will enjoy reading posts about either one! Who knows, if I post something about a local restaurants, for example, a Thai restaurant, maybe it'll give you the inspiration to do some research and find a Thai restaurant around where you live too! ... I really think the possibilities are ENDLESS!

I am VERY new to the blogger world, so I'm still working out things on my blog and trying to figure out how to make it better .... anddd I definitely don't know anything about how to set up a Rafflecopter and such ... But you do know what that means, right? -- Yup! Giveaways to come!! [Even though I would love it if you were a follower-to-stay .. and not just for the prizes!] ANYWAYS- with everything said, any suggestions are welcome and I hope to see LOTS of comments on this blog! I hope you also like the page that I've created on Facebook:

Thank you for reading today! :o)


  1. Yay!!! I can't wait to read about your yummy suggestions! :)

  2. I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

  3. Thank you Nicole and Jen for being followers and commenting! I'm excited to share some of my finds with you soon!!