Tuesday, October 31, 2006

First Blog Anniversary !!

Celebrating " My First Blog Anniversary" with my 125th Post !!




What an interesting year it has been, I am surprised that, I posted that many.....;)

A year ago I started Food Blogging as a hobby to provide a creative outlet and even to this day blogging continues to be one of my favourite activities. I am really glad, that I have made it this far , as it is not always so easy to maintain a fine balance with my Blog and FamilyLife. I did have my share of fun Blogging about Food and other Topics and have enjoyed meeting up many fascinating people from the fraternity of the Blogging world who have inspired and impressed me with their efforts & also find them enriching, encouraging and challenging enough at times to experiment with different cuisines.

Even though, Blogs are not populated with only like-minded people we do get to see Bloggers from all walks of Life ,it has helped in bridging the distances & opened a whole new world with it's wide & amazing range of insights & variety of expressions (from photography, culture, fun ideas about food ,differing & thought provoking views on happenings , new ideas, poems to humour etc , from Blogs that are focused on a subject )which are what,helps us to grow .However,It's important that people are more open-minded enough to communicate without any prejudice for an enjoyable Blogging experience.

Blogging community has in a way promoted Readership, one of the attributes on decline in general. It's great to have the readers respond with their feedback & I am thankful for all the comments left on my Blog , which have been always inspiring and entertaining to me. Also, would like to take this opportunity to thank the readers ( Bloggers and Non-Bloggers) who have taken their time to read my blog & be a part of this wonderful Blog journey.......:)

Wishing you all a happy week ahead !


FoodPictures of some of my posts from my Blog Archives:





















Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tingles To My Palatte With Fellow Bloggers Recipes !

For all those who celebrate Halloween





Source: what2cook2day

Vasundhara's Vella Thengozhal





Source:MenuToday

Menu Today's More Kulambu





Source: Memories n meals

Nav's Chaamagadda Antu Pulusu






I have enjoyed trying out these delicious recipes and the end result which had too much going on, with the medley of MyriadTastes was a pleasure that gave tingles to my palatte .I am sure you would enjoy trying out these...:)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Diwali Greetings !!!!

Wishing You all a Happy Diwali !!









Carrot Halwa:


Ingredients:

Carrots -Peeled and Grated 3cups
Milk - 2cups
cream - 2tbsp
sugar - 1 1/2cups
Ghee (clarified butter) 2 tbsp
Khoya - 1/2 cup
Almonds - 10-12(Roasted)
cardamom - 4
Cashewnuts - 10(Roasted)

Method:

In a large heavy bottomed pan, add cream & milk and bring it to a boil stirring occasionally for at least 1/2 hour, till the milk has thickened and then add in the carrot sugar, khoya, cardamom .Cook for 20 -25 mts, until the mixture is thickened to a desired consistency.Serve garnished with Raisins,almonds and cashewnuts & silver foil.This can be served hot or cold.

Hope you all enjoy this Diwali special sweet.

This is my entry to Vkn's Festival Food , for this VCC Q3 2006.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Patience n Creativity!

Patience: A Dying Attribute.


A young and successful executive was traveling down neighbourhood street going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.

The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost me a lot of money. Why did you do it?"

The young boy was apologetic. "Please mister. . . . please, I'm sorry.I didn't know what else to do. I threw the brick because no one else would stop." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother. He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the lump in his throat. He lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out his handkerchief and wiped at the fresh scrapes and cuts.

Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward home. It was a long,slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable but the driver never repaired the dented side door. He kept the dent to remind him of this message:

Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention. God whispers to our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us.
Listen to the whisper... or wait for the brick.

Patience is indeed a virtue, which lets us listen to the whisper rather than wait for the brick....:)



Creativity: An Attribute that revives patience!



Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rabadi Spread ... yummm !!



Enjoy the Toast with a difference....:)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Moong Bean Patties !! ( Tea Time snack)



Moong Bean Patties:

1 cup moong beans, soaked overnight drained and ground coarsely
1 small onion, finely chopped
1potato boiled, mashed
1/2 tsp ginger chopped
1/2 tsp garlic chopped
3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
1 tbsp cornflour
1tsp garam masala pwd
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
oil for shallow frying
salt to taste


Method:

Mash potatoes,add ginger, garlic, chillies, onions ,moong bean paste, garam masala,coriander leaves(cilantro), corn flour, salt and lemon juice. shape into patties & Roll in the breadcrumbs and shallow fry in hot oil, till golden brown.Drain & serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

Hope you'll enjoy the patties...till ,I am back after a short break from blogging.

Happy Snacking!!!