Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year :)

Hi Friends,

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year !!!! :):)

May this new year bring all your wishes and prayers true.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DIY: Chilli Sauce

Recently, I made a Indo-Chinese dish which required chili sauce. I din't have the sriracha sauce at home. So, decided to make it and use right away. I tried this recipe and it came out good. I would use it in Indo-Chinese recipes in place of chili sauce. The measurements are approximate and earned a couple of tablespoons, I suggest to try and adjust the levels to your taste.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Scarf - Knitting & Crochet

Simple double crochet scarf:

Double Crochet

Garter stitch scarf

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Channa Masala

This was one of the recipes on the menu when we had friends over at home last weekend. The measurements given holds good for 6 persons.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Knitting & Crochet

Some more... the two beanies are single crochet beanies and the cell phone pouch is stockinette stitch pouch with crochet flower..

Knitting & Crochet

I'm an absolute beginner to knitting and crochet. It all started few months back, when I wanted to knit a baby blanket. I started to browse for basic information on knitting, searched for videos in youtube. Believe me! there are tons of information online. While nothing will compare to a well organized class... this is just a starting point to know about the craft. I bought the knitting needles from Joann and started searching "What is knitting" ... :) ...  

Then comes crochet, which sailed the same boat as knitting. I got the crochet hooks and looked for information on crochet online.

I'm hoping that this post will encourage any one who wants to learn a craft - like an absolute beginner like myself - is very much possible. The joy to creating things(even if it is a small piece) by our hands is immense!! :) 

Although I feel to master the craft, it is possible only through proper guidance. I'll put up my knitting and crochet works - I'm very much new to this, so I've tried only very basic items. Hoping to do more :) Would like to get all your valuable comments :)

Here is the first baby blanket (small) that I knit - It is a simple garter stitch baby blanket.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate Bliss Cheesecake!!

I came across this recipe in the cover of Baker's semi-sweet chocolate and tried it. The result was a pleasing and blissful cake :)!!