Not-so-little-anymore M amazes me everyday, with her ever-expanding vocabulary! In the past week or so, it's like her vocabulary somehow exploded! She says things like "anna pushing me", "stop bothering me (thaap baathing me)" and "open this" or "daddy, what you dooin?" or "bess you" when someone sneezes (including herself!). She can recite numbers from one through ten. Does not know to count but any time I ask 'how many..', she knows to respond with a number, random of course. Simialrly with colors, does not know which is what but says blue, pink, red, black or white. Most days she wakes up with a great attitude - lying in her bed, all sleepy eyed but singing the ABCD song! Wish I could feel that way when I woke up!
This first picture below is my entry for Click for Bri hosted by Jai & Bee of Jugalbandi. Yellow signifies hope and enlightenment. Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer. Read more about Bri & her fight in my previous post or here. Thanks to Jugalbandi and our best wishes to Bri!
For a surprise baby shower for a friend, I had prepared this Mixed Vegetable Kurma.
Mixed vegetables (I used cauliflower, peas, broccoli, carrots & corn)
Coconut milk - 2 cans
Water - 1 cup
2 Tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Grind to paste:
1 medium onion
5 cloves garlic
4-5 green chiles (or to taste)
3-4 red chilies (or to taste)
1 tsp each saunf, jeera, dhania, turmeric
1/4 tsp tamarind paste
Heat oil & fry the ground masala the raw smell of onion is gone. Add the mixed vegetables, salt and water. Cover & cook until almost done. Add the coconut milk and cook until well done. Garnish with cilantro. Though the heat index may seem rather high with the amount of red & green chillies, the addition of coconut milk neutralizes most of it. By the time we ate it in the evening (prepared in the morn), the kurma was pretty mild.
One more look at the kurma!
Sireesha, Skribles and Shubha gave me the "Nice Matters" award. "Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people, good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.” Wow! That is such a beautiful award & I'm honored! Thank you all! :)
Skribles also gave me a "Good Chat Blog" award! (Don't you love the retro look of the badge?! Kudos to whoever designed it!) Thanks again, Skribles, for thinking of me for this lovely award! :)
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