Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer and Yellow for CLICK

Delicious summer is here at last, taking up all my time. Haven't been able to dedicate any time to blogging, so I am just going to post some pics for your viewing pleasure.

Plenty of time at the park...


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Carnival at school...


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Fun with friends at the Kiddie pool...


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Enjoying swim lessons...


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Getting S's room done in the hope that she will start sleeping on her own...


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And now the two pics I clicked for CLICK


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This is a pic of the surprise package that had arrived from Indosungod with lots of love, a huge bar of chocolate and also a packet of raagi as part of the Arusuvai Friendship chain. It has been a while since it arrived and I have been using the gorgeous yellow sambhar powder to spice a lot of dishes. The jewels that it rests on is palm sugar which sweetens my tea. Thanks Indo, the post about what I did with all those stuff is still pending but I thought this would be a fitting tribute for CLICK for Bri, if I am not past the deadline that is.


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This is a delicious Kadhi I enjoyed from Hooked on Heat. As usual I deviated from her recipe and molded my Pakodi Kadhi recipe to fit hers. No onion here but the myriad spices used for tempering and the Kasoori Methi added a very distinct taste to the Kadhi.

I was not sure which pic to send for CLICK but decided on the former.

Thanks to all those who tagged me and passed on awards my way, I will try to do a post as soon as I get some time.

Oh, and did I say the parents just arrived ?

59 comments:

  1. the little one seems to be having a blast. pls check your e-mail.

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  2. that's a lovely click :)

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  3. Nice pix. The one of the palm sugar is lovely. Glad your parents are with you.

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  4. Looks like you're really enjoying your summer...nice photos :-)

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  5. I bet I know what prompted your blog post - Parents Arrival :) I can sense the happiness from the post. I am glad you are enjoying the palm sugar. Have fun. Amazingly the daily rains have kept the temp. at a tolerable level don't you think?

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  6. Enjoy the Summer,S and your parents, never mind about the blogging! Hugs to you!:))

    S is having a blast.Her room looks wonderful. I have put my kids to work too, stripping the wallpaper and painting 5 rooms this Summer!:D
    Yummy Sambhar pd from Indo, planning to make that too. Kadhi is a great CLICK.Have fun there, don't worry about other things. I am off blogging too in 2 weeks until Fall, yay!:)

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  7. The first picture is sooo adorable! As is the cheerful decoration of your daughter's room.
    Adding kasuri methi to kadhi is a nice idea.

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  8. Looks like S is having fun. Love all pics.

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  9. glad to see that S is having a fun filled summer :) .
    I love the decoration of S's room too .
    I also add fresh methi to kadhi , that is a whole different taste. i hape posted it on my blog with title methi kadhi I think .
    oh...and now as parents @home, can we expect you more on blog !!!

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  10. Cool pictures :) Nice entry.

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  11. So good to hear from you! and thanks for sharing the fun pictures. Hugs to you and S. Have fun and take pictures of what Aunty makes, so that we can enjoy it later :). And I love the decor of lil's S's room. Tell her S jodi oi room-e na shute chai tahole ekta Mashi eshe sundor room-ta niye nebe ;)

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  12. S is a darling. Summer is meant for kids :)

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  13. Lovely pictures Sandeepa .What lovely yellows . S must be having a lovely time - enjoy your time with your parents !

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  14. I hope that and the family have a great summer!

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  15. What lovely photographs, Sandeepa.
    And the kadhi looks most delicious:)

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  16. Little S looks like she loves summer too!! Adn your folks have arrived? Lucky you! Have loads of fun with them. Loved S's room. Similar fix here- M who used to sleep in her own room until about 6 months ago is now firmly attached to ours!

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  17. You do sound happy that your parents are with you!! Great, enjoy your time with them! :) Palm sugar pic is nice...

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  18. hey ..glad to know your parents are there with you!..lil S's room looks great..wish I get to sleep in that..heheh...and those summer pics are so nice...

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  19. Hi.I am new to blogging.You have a really nice blog. Hope to make some stuff from here.

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  20. Lovely pics! Childhood is fun, isn't it?

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  21. Little one is enjoying her holidays , and the room looks so colorful with butterflies ,lovely ..
    take your time off , enjoy this break, aar eyitai beshi important , poribaarer sathe samay katano, Baki to sob pore ashe , I am really glad for this .
    I like the pic with Taal mishri a lot ..
    hugs and smiles
    Jaya

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  22. hey sandeepa..actually came here to ask how u have been..just to see i have missed this post. Little S is having a blast is see. Have fun with ur parents....and be back woth some yummy 'vegetarian' bengali recipes :)

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  23. hey sandeepa, loved your chire doi aam recipe...pakora kadhi is pretty good, isnt it....have never cooked it myself...only had someone cook it for me:) have a great time with your parents.

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  24. Looks like you are having a lot of fun, especially the little one!
    Theres something waiting for you on my blog.

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  25. Hey lady, glad to see you still blogging! :) With a room like that, S had better want to sleep there! :) Cheers!

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  26. san long time no see... hope u r having gr8 time with ur parents:)

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  27. Hi Sandeepa:
    Can you please put your Pakodi Kadhi recipe in your Vegggie recipe section?
    I love your recipes, easy to make and delicious to eat. So from a fellow Bong to you " Keep Up the Good Work."
    anwesha basu-khindaria.

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  28. Hi,

    my second book THE ROYAL RAJPUTS is out. I have posted the summary and the cover on my blog. Do let me know what you think.

    Best

    Manoshi

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  29. Sand's how r u doing? its been a long time, I cam back from India and now you are on break! Hope you are having a good time with ur parents!

    pls. drop by my blog and pick up your award. :)

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  30. Hi Sandeepa,

    Looks like you've been enjoying summer to the fullest! Love to see the kids playing, and the new bedroom looks so sweet! Don't you just love that sambhar powder !?? :):):) The photo you took is really spectacular with the palm sugar.

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  31. Please collect your Brilliante Weblog 2008 Award here:

    http://exploreless.blogspot.com/2008/08/brilliante-weblog-2008.html

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  32. Hi, very nice website and makes me dig my memory too:-). Myself being a Bengali and growing up in a small town near Kolkata makes my mouth water just reading your uche posto and lau chingri:-)

    I am only 2 weeks old in the blog world. do come and visit me whenever you get time.

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  33. sandeepa,
    Kothaye acho tumi, shob Bhalo ache to ..
    hugs and smiles

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  34. Hi ya
    This is my first time here...
    lovely pics...

    i am pretty new to this blogging world....jus popped in to say my big hi!

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  35. Hey S, dropped by to say hi. Hope you guys are having tons of fun with your folks!

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  36. beautiful beautiful beautiful pictures.

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  37. sandeepa, all is well? long time no posts here and as well as DMC.

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  38. Hello friend :) How ve you been? Hows Lil S..? Read from other blogs that Durga Puja is nearing...thought of sending my wishes to you and your family :)

    Take good care...and have lots of festival fun...

    Shn

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  39. Hi Sandeepa, Sharodiya shubhecha and happy Durga Pujo to you and your family!

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  40. Hi,
    sharodiya shubecha sandeepa and love to little S .
    Hope you are enjoying life and this season of festival .
    Happy Durga Puja
    Hugs and smiles

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  41. Hello Sandeepa, Pooja greetings! Hope to see you back soon.

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  42. Hi Sandeepa, wishing you and family Shubho Bijoya. Hope all is well at your end. Missing your posts here.

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  43. Hi Sandeepa,

    I have been reading your blog for last couple of months. I happened to find it while I googled for "Luchi- Alur Dom" one day :-). It's a really nice blog space.

    I am a new mom and I saw the link for the desimom blogspot on your website. I wanted to join the desimombloggers group. I sent an email to the admin for the blogspot. But as I understand from the website, the request for invite emails are to be sent to you. Can you please add me to that space.

    I am new to the world of blogging. Just started a blog on my daughter's name. You are welcome to see it.

    Cheers~
    Piya

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  44. thank you for the wonderful posts...you inspired me to blog as well..i realised the virtual adda is the bet way to connect to the bongs all over , than keep looking for some bong bonding at the malls:) ..I'll be pleased if you visit my blog as well...www.friskycook.blogspot.com


    Nilanjana

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  45. Hi Sandeepa,
    You don't know me..but let me tell u that u r the inspiration of my blog..so I've some awards for u in my blog..pl. pick them up

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  46. Sandeepa, long time no post.. I hope you are doing ok.. Merry christmas!

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  47. Happy New Year to you and your family, Sandeepa! Still too busy to blog yet? Miss you!

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  48. Happy New Year, San! Hope you are doing fine!

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  49. do visit my blog when u find time and join in the savory event going in my blog!

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  50. Happy New Year Sandeepa to you and your family! Hope all is going well.

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