Showing posts with label Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garden. Show all posts

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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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Colors from my garden

 Some clicks from my yard to share with my blogger friends :)






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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lavender


      Growing Lavender  from seed has been an enriching experience and waiting to see it bloom has  done  what our mom's could  not do......... taught us patience !!!!!!!

             It has taken 2 years to bloom , but definitely worth the wait , we have some 'Lady Lavender' and some 'English Lavender' growing wild in our backyards.The sweet fragrance wafting from it as we brush against it cannot be described in words.

           Do yourself a favor and get some lavender samplings and pot it up where you can smell it everyday , it will perk you up as no caffeine can!!




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Thursday, June 10, 2010

English Roses

            One of our first Austins, 'Crown Princess Margareta' started early this year, it threw out large canes and budded profusely and by the end of May , it was blooming its head off!.This climbing English rose has a very fruity , tea rose fragrance and a nice creamy  peachy  apricot color which fades to white before withering.
           Competing very strongly with the Austins are the low maintenance Knock Outs, the single and double layered are putting up a great show amidst the annuals like marigold and petunias and salvias. 

More about our annuals next week......



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