March 28th, 2008
Now who doesn’t like garlic, almost everyone does, but the smell, aye! I have this love hate relationship with garlic, without it, the food is just plain blah, and with it, well you know, the food tastes just perfect!
Well, enough about the garlic, now lets talk about the smell that lingers, long after you have chopped up a garlic clove. Thanks to Rachael Ray, I know the trick to get it off. Just rub your hands on stainless steel…. Thats it!
Dont believe me, try it!
March 26th, 2008
Gooey, mushy fruit from Mexico. Delicious, and what can I say about its nutritious properties. Avocados are great!
I used to enjoy the guacamole that our local mexican restaurant makes. But recently at Fatime’s house, I had it in a fruit salad. It was awesome!!! I love to bite into it with other crunchy juicy fruits and nuts.
I dont remember all the fruits there were in Fatime’s fruit salad, but I make it with whatever fruits I have at hand. I add walnuts, and raisins. A dash of honey, lemon and orange juice, salt and pepper. Thats it, a little goes a long way is so true here.
Aniket, my nephew who was visiting me last week, told us about avocado smoothie. Sounds weird huh? Well, it does not taste that bad. We blended the avocado, with a scoop of vanilla icecream and little milk. Thats it.
Also, recently I heard from a friend of mine, that avocado is a great conditioner for dry hair. Mash it up and apply it all over your hair. And also I think it is great as a face pack.
See, now you understand why I am totally fascinated with avocados.
p.s. The best way to get it out, is sliced through the avocado, it has a pit in the middle which wont cut. Then holding the avocado in your palms, twist the two halves in opposite directions. Then peel of the skin with your fingers. Chop it up or mash it.
March 26th, 2008
Last night, we saw The Hunting Party, starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, and Jesse Eisenberg. It is based on the Bosnian-Sarajevo War, in which hundred thousands Muslims were massacred. This is one movie, which is not anti-Islam. It is based on a true story, and I encourage all you dear friends to watch it.
It is an wakeup call to all the brutality that we are facing today! Watch it!