Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
I was always fond of gardening since my childhood, we had a little area next to our house where we had planted few Rose bushes and I used to water them regularly. That's when my interest in gardening started.
Gardening brings peace and its a kind of meditation and a satisfaction. Of course its a costly hobby until u invest some to begin.
Our new member is the Apple tree in our garden, I have two Red delicious apple tree which have fee apples this season. Not sure if we will get to taste them or else bugs & birds get lucky. But its really amazing to see the nature of life. In my following posts you will be seeing each one individually.
Thanks for stopping by and happy gardening.
I had a veggie garden of 5*5 area and recently I added an another bed of 10*5 area. Right now I am growing spinach, amarathus, peas, radishes, tomato and
Basela leaf plants. In my new bed I have planted cucumbers, beans, okra, ash guard, bell peppers, chayote squash & corn from seeds. So waiting to sprout.
I do have a herb garden too with cilantro, dill, methi, chives, basil, mint, garlic, aloe vera and green chillies. Growing herb garden is very easy and during spring after the last frost. Just take some good garden soil and pots with proper drainage and plant the seeds and watch them grow. U will need to water them regularly until it sprouts. I would like to add holy basil/tulsi here too.
In my flower garden I have roses, tulips, dhalia, star jasmine 2 different varieties, gerbera, hibiscus and crysantamums.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
So we started to pick beads and then no time it was ready and looked so pretty. So I recommend you all to give it a try for your self and or your loved one. They would really appreciate and love it for sure no and you get all the credit for your creativity. So let's get to the supplies and the way we do by not wasting any more time chit-chatting.
15-20 Beads of your choice(color& size)[you may need more for the longer necklace]
Needle and thread(color of the ribbon)
Ribbon about the length you need the necklace to be + 8inches
Take the ribbon and measuring about 4 inches from the end insert the needled thread and insert a bead, now fold the ribbon on top of the bead and needle through it and insert another bead and overlap the ribbon and needle through it making waves with the ribbon and beads in between. Finish it till you reach leaving 4 inches at the end. Not it well and hot glue it so you are sure it's not going to unknot. Whalah! The necklace is ready. Just tie it around the neck by forming a bow.
Note: you can hot glue every single hole bot it isn't necessary. You can make 2-3 lines and knot it and add one single string too. If 4 inches isn't enough to knot at the end add more ribbon, but check it before you start your project. I did this for my 3 yr old and 4 inches on each side was enough.
Friday, January 30, 2015
It uses toor dal for binding and taste. I know some use channa dal but my Mom used to make it with Toor dal so do I. It was my all time favorite subzi, but I don't make it that often b'coz the amount of oil it needs to cook doesn't fit in my regular diet. But once in a while it's definitely worth it.
Without anymore chat let's jump into the recipe and direction to make it.
1cup Menthya soppu/fenugreek leaves
2tbsp Toor Dal
5-6 Dry Red chillies(2tsp red chili powder)
4tsp Fresh coconut
1tsp Cumin seeds/jeera seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Turmeric powder
Pich of hing(asafetida)
Soak the Toor dal in water for about 30-45 mins. Drain the water completely once it soaked well, put it in a blender jar add dry red chillies/ powder, fresh coconut and cumin seeds. Grind it into a fine paste without any water if possible (if not able to grind add very little water). Now make tempering with oil in a nonstick pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add hing and turmeric powder. Now add fenugreek leaves and fry for a while till it changes it's color. Now add dal paste, salt to taste and fry it till the oil dries out and the paste becomes a dry powder or like crystals.
Serve immediately or store in air tight container in the fridge for couple of days.
Note: Do add oil if needed in the middle, try to use a hard anodized or a non stick pan so it dosent stick in the bottom or get burnt. It stays for 5-10 days if no water is added when grinding.
Friday, January 9, 2015
I had few colors left out so I tried to mix and match them, single color would also look good too I guess. I fell in love with this pattern and thinking of making a nice cute dress for my daughter, hopefully soon.
But for now if you do want to try this pattern don't hesitate and give it a try you will like it, I am sure. For the pattern I followed this youtube video. Happy crocheting!