Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Time

~Easter Time ~

Easter is just around the corner which means its
time to think about those lovely decorated
sugar eggs & beautifully blooming easter lilies !!

These easy to assemble Easter Sandwiches are as
much fun to make with your kids as they are to eat..

Chick & Bunnywich ...

Bread, egg, cucumber, olives, carrots & cherry

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mouse Dip

~ The Pink Mouse Dip ~

My little one & I are die hard fans of trying all the
new veggies , fruits n grains in the market .Right
from unusual, uncommon or exotic fruits & veggies
to the most rustic ones we are always adventurous
with our new finds. While crossing a local farmers
market on the outskirts of my parents hometown , I
noticed these deep purplish red potatoes called
Nawabganji Aaloo (potatoes of Nawabganj) in the
local dialect. I had heard a lot about red potatoes from
US bloggers , but had never been able to find these
red tubers here in my local vegetable market .

The farmer was generous in sharing his knowledge
about the rare variety . Back home -The first thing
we did was to boil n mix it to a bowl of fresh yogurt
to make a lovely pinkish potato dip ......

The Pink Mouse Dip

Carrots, olives , Grated Boiled Red Potatoes mixed with
curd & seasoned with salt & a pinch of garlic- mint powder .

Red Potatoes

Raw, Sliced n boiled red potatoes .

Event Time - Glad to send it to Food Palette Series Pink,

Friday, April 8, 2011


~ Of ZooZoos and IPL ~

Cricket has become one of the most exciting games in
the world today. For Indians cricket is not just a sport
its almost a religion - a religion that worships the players
as not mere sportsmen but demigods. Almost a week after
the wonderful victory at the World cup , the IPL fever
is here to grip the entire nation in the cricket mania again .
IPL consists of 10 teams consisting of players from
around the world. Besides cricket , something else that
keeps us glued to the screen are the small white creatures
with ballooned bodies & egg heads commonly known as
the ZooZoos from the Vodafone commercials. These cute
little endearing characters have been wooing the audience
since last couple of years , it would be an injustice not to call
them the IPL (ad break) stars too ..what do you say ???

ZooZoos in my egg box !!!

Eggs with ZooZoo facial characters

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

An apple a day

~ Apples :the Next Superfruit ~
( A preview to Washington Apples)

How many times have we heard the old Welsh saying-
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" truly the number
would be uncountable for most of us .

Flowery Apple Salad

Slices of Red Delicious Apple sandwiched with fresh green spinach
& topped with some vanilla honey , fresh lime juice & raisins .

Apples are one of the most relished fruit in our diets today. The
disease fighting profile of apples provides a multitude of health
benefits right from teeth, gum & bone protection to reducing
one's risk for age related cancers , heart disease and cognitive
illness. Owing to their versatile flavors Apples are great for
salads, baking , cooking, snacking or eating right out of
hand. To get the full nutritional benefits associated with
apples at least one should be eaten every day.......

Washington Apples - No other Apple comes so close

Washington Apples are known worldwide for their wonderful
taste & crispness . Few days back the company called out for
a media & food bloggers meet at The Oberoi for an exclusive
display and tasting session of the seven varieties of the
Washington Apples for the first time in India with
Ms Rebecca Baerveldt Lyons from the Washington
Apples Commission.

The date of the event coincided with my daughter's annual
function coz of which I was unable to make it ,but the Washington
Apple Commission India office was kind enough to send me
all the information on the varieties & usage along with a
gift box of the samples .

The colorful varieties of apples set my creative juices a fire ... the crisp
& juicy divinities were perfect to be relished as snack or turn
into a cool summer salad . Their mellow flavors & juicy inner flesh
could not resist me from some healthy baking too ......

Apple Muffins

Apple muffins ( used Granny Smith & Fuji for baking) topped
with Red delicious, Granny Smith & Golden delicious

Major Varieties

The mild, aromatic n distinctive flavors of each of the varieties
made it difficult for us to choose the favorite , each of the
seven pampered our taste buds unanimously .

I bet you'l have to pick up some wonderful Washington Apple
to know how the juicy Red Delicious, Tangy Granny Smith,
Crisp Galas, Aromatic Braeburn, blushing Cripps pink,
tender Golden Delicious & sweet Fujis taste like ......
The crunchy flavor of these tasteful divinities will leave you
craving for some more of tangy juicy healthy & above all a
guilt free snack.

To know more about the goodness of Washington Apples ,
wonderful Apple recipes & tons of apple info visit their site

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day

~ April Food's Day ~

(for April Fool's Day )

What a wonderful day to resume to blogging
with laughter n gigs :) :) :)
It's April Fool's Day today! A day relished
by pranksters & dreaded by their victims .The
morning of one of the most light hearted days of
the year gave me a great excuse to tickle my family's
funny bones by deceiving their taste buds ....
At least for today all will believe in the saying
"What the eyes see, and the ears hear ...
is not always the truth !!!

How about starting the day with some Dessert ?????
Oh Oh I mean EGGS ....

This easy to make fun dessert will surely fill your house
with loudest laughters ........ The daddy daughter duo
laughter still echos in my mind ... what fun we had ......

White Vanilla Custard in empty egg shells with a scooped papaya
ball to resemble a soft boiled egg yolk .
(You can substitute custard with yogurt , thick cauliflower
soup, agar agar or any white stuff )
Recipe Vanilla Custard
Ingredients- 1 tbsp sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp cornflour,
few drops vanilla essence, 1/4 cup water.
Method- Dissolve cornflour in 1/4 cup water ,add vanilla
& keep aside. Boil milk in a sauce pan & add sugar once
it dissolves slowly mix in the dissolved cornflour . Stir
till the mixture thickens. Cool & use.


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