Love the respite it brings from the warm SUmmer heat!!!!
I so look foward to the rain during Summer, like i do for hot Chocolate during Christmas time and winter or for sprinkles every day!!!:-)
Dont u love what the rains are going to do now.....
I love what the Blazing , about to begin setting sun , does to the skies.............when the rains are round the corner............
Sets it on fire.....................a passionate orange.............
with Clouds peeping by to quench the Summer Skies.................or is it the sun peeping thru the clouds...........glowing to a golden hue......
And while i enjoy and love the rains i have a few things , so wanna share with u all...
First of all many Happy returns of the day to my dearest Fren Isabel , ud love to meet her and she really is a gem, i had something planned for her but am sad i couldn bring it on here, but look out for something special for u my dearest Angel Buddy!!
And she was recently featured in an interview ,by a local journalist, boy is she good at fondant!!!
I think,if anybody,she would pull the cakes below, beautifully!
Yeah, have a couple of exciting things on my mind or rather heart....first of all i have joined the BlogoMania Gang this season, well its really exciting , the blogs participating have giveaways from 100$ to well 20000$ and more...and jus for 2 days ,the giveaways galore end in 2 days and boy, it so muc fun + ur blog gets a ping , a push and lods of followers too:-)
I am still with collecting sponsors but from my side there will cookie cutters, books , vanilla beans et all, its sure going to be fun , remember the date -15th and 16th September!!!
And be there, and if u want to join in too, as a participating blog , hop by here for details!!!
And the seats are fast filling , yeah there are only about 200 or so total seats!!
Best parts they give u all the support, how sweet is that!!!
And wait there is a bit more of news, i have a theme, yeah thats right!!
Theme: Sunshine Happy Cute and pretty Giveaways!!!
Yeah there'll be lods of cuteee stuff ,ur sure going to love!!!
Bake it Pretty has me bursting to tell u about how interesting this site is....i mean jus too good.....
They have the cutest Sprinkles , cookie cutters , twisty ties and more and i am so looking foward to get creative with their stuff and before that ,of course u willa sneak preview of the good that arrived in my next post!!!
To make it easier for u to shop , i am having a wonderful Giveaway for a bake it pretty Voucher so please do hop by and participate!
THe Lovely Herbal water Giveaway is about to end, and there arent muc of entries, so while ur there at it , enter in :-))
There are 2 prizes here for the winners!!!
And another Super Giveaway for 100$, yupp, my dear pal Amanda, has some of the best giveaways at her blog and i have won a few too, and at the moment besides the many giveaways she has a 100$ Giveaway!
Hop by and u will love her blog!!
She is the most helpful pal i met around and u will love to meet her at her space too, and believe she has so many prizes that ur bound to win something!!
Also a nice day to tell u about a few delicious stories about some goodies i simmered from the sites of a few blogger buddies!
The first is a delicious Asian Stew i simmered this Jan, adapted from Kristy's site, My little Space, she has lods of wonderful deliciousness happening there and i love to hop by!!!
I grilled the potatoes instead of frying them!!!
1) MARINATED 2 LARGE FILLETS OF CHICKEn
~~~Lite soy sauce
2)PAR BOIL POTATOES AND GRILL
3)FRYthe marinated chicken.
~3 CLOVES GARLIC CRUSHED[d more the better really]
FRY d ONIONS IN GARLICKY OIL with a pinch of sugar-cover and cook on slow fire till it caramalizes beautifully.5)Now its time to add the stir fried chicken with all its juices,green peas,carrots,seasonings and grilled potatoes and tofu/cottage cheese.along with some water.
Seasoning- Lite soy sauce + oyster sauce + pepper + sugar + corn starch [optional]
Absolutely delicious with noodles or steamed Rice.
Spinach Chicken CurryMoving on............
Its been awhile the the delicious of ELLIE at ALMOST BOURDAIN ,beckons me to simmer in our own kitchens...
And these 2 recipes are very similiar to some deliciousness my mommy darling simmers and i love it when i find a tiny bit of beef in there :-))))
So to the tunes of TANGO's .......BABy can i hold u...Faithful and some more form Boyzone ...this one simmered in the pot .....saved the best for last.......
Did thin the freshly extracted coconut milk ....coz was looking at a light chicken n mushroom curry for dinner and u can thicken it up by simply doubling the amount and skipping the stock.....
DELICIOUS CHICKEN CURRY
adapted From 2 recipes from Almost Bourdain Here n HEre
1] Marinate 2 POUNDS OF cuT CHICKEN in 1TBH CURRY POWDER [madras c pwder is what i went in for]
2]HEAT 2 TSP OLIVE OIL- aDD 2 CHOPPED ONIONS...stir fry well.
aDD CURRY LEAVES ,GINGER grated & GARLIC CRUSHED....
3] add in MARINATED CHICKEN and stir a bit ,cook a bit ......take in the aroma a bit ......
when done add the following- a whole de seeded red CHILLI
1 TBH CURRY POWDER
1 /2 TSP EACH WHOLE CUMIN
and GROUND CORIANDER
1/2 TSP TURMERIC POWDER
SWEET POTATO ,
a COUPLE OF MUSHROOMS
200ML COCONUT MILK ,
2tbh SESAME OIL ,
4 tbh GROUND PEANUTS,
1/4 whole ALMONDS,
2 tbh BROWN SUGAR 350 gramsCHERRY TOMATOES and BIG TOMS Mixed
[ u can add some later ,so have little bites] and pressure cook / cook / SIMMER TIll potatoes and chicken are well done .
the quantity here can be adjusted to ur super taste buds :-))))
4] Finally add in Loads of CHOPPED SPINACH and CILANTRO......
Absolutely fingerlicking good with steamed rice!!!
I have so much to post here and so muc to say to u all on ur blogs, but my laptop has slowed me down way too muc, imagine posting with a laptop that hangs every 2 mins:-(
Till i have a new laptop or this problem is sorted , whichever earlier, u may see a little less of me, i'll miss u and hop u do too, but honestly will be very muc around!
I have so muc to share about the goodies i have received ,the books i love and more...stay tuned.......
Arent these Jars so so pretty and super cute....well im very excited too, to tell u all about them and whats happenning with them in my backyard:-)
Talking about Pretty , i was happy to meet Matty in my Inbox ,one fine day and loved to hear about what he had to say!
Matt has a lovely site about Ties and , honestly ,one hop there and u will see how passionate he's about them!!
I mean there's everything from the cutest ties to the places to pick them to ...hold ur breathe.... the most absolutely cutest ever tie cakes [ here] ,all in one place!
A perfect fathers day idea if i could master the art of fondant!!!
Honestly u have to hop by here ,if only to see the pics!
this is for every body, who emailed me about the Pretty Jars, Visuell Creations In Bombay Imports them besides lods of other goodies , i will give u updates on more resourcing next time round, but for now , u can find their stuff at Alfa and Premsons and for details u can contact Robert on 09322005985!