Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shifting time...

It will be atleast two weeks before I post.. will be busy shifting ...we are moving from Gurgaon to Dwarka..

Right now, have my hands full. with sorting, packing, cleaning and pulling my child out of the cartons, suitcases or from under our feet...

Hope to be back ASAP


Friday, March 12, 2010

Our tiny tot graduates from Montessori

It was a very special day today... our daughter graduated from her Montessori. All the parents were invited, and the tiny tots performed before a big audience for the first time in their life. All of them did a commendable job, and showed the time, effort and thought that the teachers put into organizing this special event.

The play was about saving our environment and my daughter was the tree... and these were her lines..

I am a tree, tall and round
I have lots of green leaves on my crown
I have a trunk, tall and wide,
Here birds and squirrels love to hide.....

and here are a few snaps, not in any order, though..

Our tree - second from left. The other tree is Rhianna, the Water is Vishesh and Soil, Arya

Joined by flower - Advaitha, Butterfly - Richa, Bee - Vedanth and the Ant ready to make his entry behind, is Sumer....

And finally, with their graduation certificates, mortar board hats and all...!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

'Zentangles' , and the Beautiful Blogger Award

This is my first attempt at the art of Zentangles. The origin of it is mentioned here. Though, without this specific name, I am sure that thousands of people have been doing it and are still doing this....

Basically, this is just doodling, given a nice name... it is really addictive, and I am sure that even doodling can be a work of art.

Check it out and let me know what you think of this.

Also, I got an award from Thess, you can visit her blog here . She has a lot of blogs and lots of interests. Thanks Thess, for considering my blog for the award.

But the conditions of the award are the same as two that I have done before, so I won't be stating 7 things about myself yet again..!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fried chicken and garlic toast.

I had a more aesthetic picture of this plate, but somehow, this is my favourite..with a tiny hand pushing a fork into the salad...:)

Some fried chicken, fried potatoes , a salad and some garlic toast.. sometimes the simple flavours are very satisfying ..and as you can see, my daughter loved the garlic toast and the tomatoes in the salad..

This recipe is absolutely simple

Lemon juice - 1 small lemon
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Sugar - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tsp (more or less according to preference)
Crushed garlic - 4 cloves

Whisk all the ingredients, marinate about 500 gms of chicken and 3 or 4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into 1 cm thick discs.

In a wide hot pan, add a bit of olive oil, add the chicken pieces and the potatoes, keep a lid on and shallow fry for about 15 minutes a side.

The garlic toast was made by mincing a garlic, mixing it in some soft salted butter .Then I just coat one side of the bread and toast on a hot plate.