Friday, June 14, 2013

Enjoying the outdoors :Puff pastry sticks and berry lemonade


I must have read 'The Prophet' a zillion times and every time I read it there is something new I discover...  The book is truly timeless. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book and I almost have it to memory now.

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.” 
― Kahlil GibranThe Prophet

Whenever I read these lines I think of a eagle in flight, free from any bondage, she flies not because she has a destination but she flies because she has wings that give her joy. There are always some people in our lives who give us that lift, to take flight.  The open skies have always enchanted me, be it star gazing at night or hot summer afternoons with impeccable blue skies...a meal or a snack under open skies is so romantic. It makes me realize how beautiful the world around me is, it helps me open my mind and realize what true flight and freedom is.

A simple snack,  walking on the grass with bare feet, lying on the sheet and watching tree tops... small things packed with life's biggest treasures. Here is a simple puff pastry sticks and berry lemonade packed with big fun !!

This is such a simple recipe, that I am wondering if I should post this... anyhow I am going to share it.

Recipe....
Puff pastry sheet, thawed, rolled out and cut in thin strips.

Mix garam masala, salt, garlic powder, chili powder into 4 tbsp of olive oil. Brush the seasoned oil on the pasty, twist it up for a nice shape and bake for 10- 12 min at 375 F or until golden brown. Let cool and serve.

For the berry lemonade 

Blend a cup of berries of your choice, squeeze 1 lime and add sugar, chaat masala and some salt. Now add some ice cold water - makes around 7-8 cups, instead of water if you add some sprite or a shot of vodka,  it takes it to a whole new level of awesomeness.



 Happy Father's day to all the awesome dads out there !



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22 comments:

  1. These puff pastry sticks and berry lemonade look absolutely wonderful! The plush green grass looks so comforting! :)
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  2. simple and interesting dishes...pastry sticks looks fabulous...me too..love to eat under open sky and chilly air.....

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  3. I have been trying to make the puff pastry sticks for a while. Looks very crunchy and delicious.

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    1. they are super easy and great to make

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  4. Great outdoor picnic themed pictures...I was also planning to do something this summer, hope i get it done :) The puff pastry stick awesome!

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    1. Shema : hope you get to do your outdoor party soon, am planning another big party but sometime in August !!

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  5. great pics ! i can those munch on those sticks forever !

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  6. I like the puffpastry sticks, they looks wonderful appetizer. Berry lemonade is awesome colorful.

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  7. Wow so simple yet amazing. .thanks for sharing. Lovely pics too

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  8. Yummy & beautiful clicks.. They tempt me to have an outdoor tea time like that :)

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  9. Gorgeous, joyous photos. That is a lovely passage about relationships. The only ones worth keeping are those that uplift us.

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    1. Thank you ! I agree Suzanne, it is hard sometimes to recognize it...but with time you do figure out what is a truthful relationship and even thou sometimes it's hard to let go. You just have to,as there is no point working on a relationship where there is only negative energy. Life is too short and there is so much beauty around to share and to spread :) have a great weekend !! Hugs

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  10. very lovely pics..Cannot take my eyes off.. very nice post too.. Love those crispy pastry sticks!

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  11. Wow pastry sticks looks fry tempting... Want to have a food like this

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  12. Those sticks are just mindblowing, your pictures are pulling me to make some picnic.Droolworthy lemonade.

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  13. just chanced upon your blog while clicking through another one, your photographs are gorgeous! I'm a huge Kahlil Gibran fan, have/read all his books. I think I'm going to go back and read Prophet tonight,again.

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