Monday, November 26, 2012


With the 100th post of my blog, I would like to introduce you to my little S and share some of the fun that I am having as she is growing :)

Dear S

I am really enjoying this phase of your development, when you are trying to repeat and speak almost everything we say in your own way. You very comfortably say 'Babaji', 'Ma', 'Pappa' and not to forget 'Mummy' :), 'Nanaji', 'Nani', 'Mama', 'Mami', 'Bua', 'Sakshi', 'Harsh'. 'Tata', 'Bye bye', 'Saachi shani'...

Since last two days you also are crying calling 'mummy mummy' when you woke from sleep and are looking for me all the time, my heart melts when I hear this.
I am taking you to playgroup since 2-3 weeks and you are having a good time there, you are learning to interact with other children and trying to be assertive.

You walk so fast that it is as good as running. Sometimes you would walk ahead and look back sneakily to see if we are coming behind you! That looks so cute n funny, just like the incy wincy spider in the rhyme which we see together. Be careful not to bump.

You jusssst love to go out of the house, as if you are held in a captivity. You go to anyone who is going out and enjoy your round!

This is the first craft project that we did together. You enjoyed sticking the pieces on the star and saying "stick stick stick"

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Almond Chutney/spread

Hi Friends,
Recently I tasted this chutney/spread at a friends place and fell in love with it! It is a yummy side dish with all healthy ingredients. This chutney is also very good for kids and acts as another option to feed them almond (main reason why I got attracted towards this dish!)
It taste somewhat like the peanut-coconut chutney but more richer and healthier.


To Grind:
10 - 15 almond (soak in warm water for 5-10 mins)
1 tbsp daaliya (roasted chana daal)
1/2 tbsp jaggery
1-2 pods of garlic
small piece of ginger
2 tsp jeera seeds
handfull of coriander leaves
2 tbsp coconut powder (u can use fresh also)
1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 roasted green chillies

For tempring:
1 tbsp ghee/oil
2 tsp mustad seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)

In a frying pan take 1 tsp of oil and roast the green chillies. Grind the ingredients mentioned under to grind along with the chillies into a paste. You can increase or decrease the green chillies depending on how hot you want it. Temper with the ingredients mentioned for tempering. Enjoy this yummy and healthy chutney with fried snacks or any of the south indian dishes like dosa, uttapam, idli.

Note: Daaliya (chana daal/bengal gram daal) here, I am referring to the one we put in chiwda and coconut chutney. The roasted chana daal or phutane. Not the broken wheat daliya.

You can adjust the amount of jaggery if you dont want it to be sweet.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nanaji's doll

This is layout featuring my dad..(also called Nanaji i.e maternal grandpa) and my daughter. As in the case of most young children, my daughter is also a darling of all her grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters. My dad is no exception. He loves to see the little one first thing in the morning and enjoys playing with her. Love this photo, which captures one such perfect moment. 

Here I have used a sweet cup cake tag for the sweet moment, also matching the patern paper I have used and my daughters dress. Highlighted the photo with a lovely lace as a frame. Used "Smile" sentiment from my scrapbook kit, covered with crepe paper flower. Stamped the "You are special" sentiment on another blank label and highlighted with the crepe paper flower, love the symmetrical look.
Also stamped a few stars and colored them in orange.
Tiny little eager legs, very excited to see the book and the pictures!

Thanks for stopping by, do let me know how you liked it.

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