Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bottle Art - Up-cycled Bottle :)

Bottle art from masking tape and shoe polish. 
Easy peasy recycled craft.




 2.After complete cover up using masking tape. Press it tightly so that there are no loose ends. Later use cream shoe polish and dab it here n there. Use a old piece of cloth and rub over the dabs to cover up complete area.
Here is the outcome!

"Aipan" - Art from Uttarakand

I learnt this art "Aipan" at the Binsar Valley resort of Club Mahindra. 

More about this art form in this link: http://www.uttaranchal.org.uk/aipan.php





With teacher Renu

Friday, February 13, 2015

French Salad with Indian Mint Dressing

Recipe by my hubby Murali

Ingredients 

1.Lettuce - One bunch - Chopped
2.Grated Carrots - 2 Medium size
3.Cucumber -2 Medium sized (cubed)
4.Yellow/Red/Orange/Green Bell Pepper (Any or All, cubed, fried with little olive oil (1 tea spoon) on high heat for a minute)
5.Olives - Chopped - 2 tablespoon 
6.Tomatoes - 2 Medium Sized cut in to cubes
7.Apple - Cut it to Cubes
8.Pine Nuts and Walnuts - 1 table spoon (dry roasted and crushed)

Dressing:

 9. Mint leaves - 1 bunch
10. Green Chilly - 2
11.Coriander leaves - 1 cup
12.Olive oil - 2 table spoon

Procedure:
  1. Dressing: Grind Mint leaves, green chilies and coriander leaves with little water into thin smooth paste, add Olive oil and mix well. Store in refrigerator for few minutes. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix all vegetables and apple (1 to 7), 
  3. For crunch, you can add Nuts (8)
  4. Add 2 tablespoon of mint dressing.
  5. Add salt and pepper as per the taste.
  6. Garnish with salad cream.(optional)

*Grated radish can be added if desired.