New events, New openings and a Dream…..

Finally new events, I am updating this blog with a new post. Its ages and I do feel bad neglecting angels ~thoughts. Its not that I am out of literacy posts or that I have lost inspiration   but I am currently working on cultivating my culinary skills at my alternate blog simply.food.  I am concentrating on developing simply.food and moving it to a new direction. Spending almost all my free leisure time, I have been busy cooking, baking, photographing, editing, cutting and finally posting and making my mark in the foodie blogosphere.

The benefits of it are that my family and friends are getting an array of treats and delights to sample and savour. Some creations have been successful and others I hate to admit have been a kitchen disasters and only suitable for the trash bin. This however has not put me off; on the contrary it has reinforced my passion for cooking with a vengeance. Not only that but I have become a shopaholic in the bake ware and kitchen  departments, where I have been feasting my eyes new tablecloths, crockery and unusual dishes in weird and wonderful  shapes and sizes.

In addition, I have been practising with my camera too, although I have yet to find a suitable photographic class.In the mean time with the help of google uncle once again I  am self teaching macro photography ,again I hate to admit I have had some  good and some not so good results. But still it’s all a learning curve and I am having great fun discovering new ideas .I only wish there were more hours in the day as I do love my sleep also.

Now for the new openings, All the effort and hard work has certainly paid off, I am pleased to say that simply.food has finally being noticed in the virtual world.  As from February 2010 Simply.food will be featuring a regular recipe in a magazine called HOMEOBUZZ published on a monthly basis in India reaching some 10,000 readers. Being an NRI I feel proud that an Indian magazine is publishing my recipes. Seeing my name in print is an exhilarating feeling.

I have rambled on about new events and new openings and lastly  the dream…….I would love to compile a book for my recipes and maybe even someday publish it. People say “Believe in dream and you can turn it into reality”, so lets wait  and watch, until then I would like to share this poem on dreams.

I dream about the friends with whom I’ll grow old,
I dream about the person whose hands I’ll hold,
I dream about being young and in love,
I dream about loved ones, looking down from above.

I dream of the places I’ll one day see,
I dream of being wild and free,
I dream of my house, high on the rocks,
I dream of the sand underneath my socks.

I dream of the people I’d love to greet,
I dream of the things I’ll say when we meet,
I dream of hearing their voices sing,
I dream of being happy with everything.

I dream of travelling with a map in my hand,
I dream of never coming back to this land,
I dream of finding myself – in sense
I dream of jumping far off this fence.

I dream of any things that one day I’ll know,
I dream of the freedom: a dream I won’t let go,
I dream of my future and marvel at my pride
As my heart is flying and singing inside.

Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/everybody-dreams/

Published in: on January 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm  Comments (16)  

Untitled – Why should all poems be titled?? This poem does not conform to usual standards…!!

Are you wondering why this post has such a strange title??? Me too  lolz!   :smile:………….No I didnt think of the title  name it has been passed to me via  a strange tag. Yes tagged once again ,that adds up  to 5 tags in the last 4 weeks!!!!! and yes I am slowly but surely working my way through them (other wise what few readers I have here ,will all dissapear from overload of me bragging about my self and my antics from sheer boredom!!! )hee heee see even I can laugh at my self!!

Ok back to the mentioned title,  sree-  from All in the mind passed this tag to me . I have been asked  to write some sort of abstract poem,  totally random and I guess  not edited about what ever is going through my current state of mind. Now those who are regular visitors to my blog will be aware that I am passionate about cooking and am currently concentrating on  my food blog  simply.food. <<<<I am trying very hard to improve it and take it to the next level.

For days I was thinking to write some sort of poetry for it , each time I thought of a line, I have been  jotting it down but in all honesty  thats  as far as it had got  and has been sitting  in the draft  post  ever since, well that is until now. So with out any further introduction here is the rough , unpolished  jotting of my poem.

Cinnamon spice and all things nice… 

Cinnamon clove and star anise
Fragrant aromas to tantalise and please
Cooking baking mixing with a whizz
Desserts, cakes and ice creams that you can freeze please.

Sweet and sour with a hint of bite
Maybe a salad for that something lite light?
Flour, eggs and butter milk
Chocolate soufflés that fall down and sink turn out like silk.

A savoury touch with some special spice
Something that gives a kick and goes with rice
Eastern, Western or a European dish
Culinary delights to earn you a kiss fulfil your every wish.

Day and night I think dream of food
I know for my waistline this is no good
So instead I write my creations in a blog
Hopefully one day it will be famous enough to flog log!!   🙂

copyright © 2009 Nayna Kanabar

As far as tags go I am supposed to pass this on to some of my fellow bloggers, however since the numerous numbers of tags that have been arriving here , I have now exhausted my list of persons I can tag so I am just going to say any one who reads this post please feel free to pick up the tag.

Last but not least “Thanks ” sree for landing me in this hot soup, I have most certainly felt being  sizzled, boiled ,grilled  and baked!!!!!

 

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm  Comments (18)  

Indi Blogger rank increase.

Today I was really pleased to receive an email from Indi Blogger to tell me my blog rank had increased . Now in all honesty its just a number  and you may rightly say “so what” whats the big deal? ……I know that  the ranking system really amounts to nothing in the real world but it still feels extremely  good when you know  you have improved and it has been recognised. Thanks Indiblogger for letting me climb up your rank ladder.

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Published in: on January 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm  Comments (11)  

No new years resolutions…..

As we say good bye to another year, we can reflect on the good times and put behind the bad times we might have had. We can move on ,we can learn from our mistakes and celebrate our successes. All this is a learning curve in life .To appreciate the good things in life we need to work for them, and then only we can say we have truely deserved them.

We relish the New Year with joy and pleasure; we make new plans and vow to work to make our future better and brighter. What we mustn’t forget is that not only should we think about ourselves us, but seek to help others that are less fortunate too.

This year I am not going to make a list of new years resolutions, as we all know resolutions are rigid lists that are made and broken with the first couple of weeks. Instead I have decided that I will take each day as it comes. I have vowed that I shall respect my self; I learnt that one must learn to respect one self first, before expecting others to do so. Your body is your temple, treat it with respect. Feed it with good thoughts and kind words, at the same time discipline it to curb laziness and procrastination. Enjoy good things, indulgence once in a while is a good thing but don’t let over indulgence make you egotistic and selfish.

Pay hard work with relaxation

Treat kindness with appreciation

To earn respect give respect

Share a little, care  a little and  love to your hearts desire….But above all thank god that you have lived to see another year….

My new year started with offering of prayers to Lord Ganesh, please click here to read more. Before I close this post I want to thank all my blogger friends for supporting me in this blogger world, for taking out precious time to read my ramblings and leaving me inspiring comments, believe me they really make my day and bring a smile to my face. Like this>>>  🙂

And last but not the least I wish for you all a relaxed mind, a peaceful soul, a joyful spirit, a healthy body and a heart full of love All these are my prayers for you. Wishing you all a happy new year -2010.

Published in: on January 3, 2010 at 12:27 am  Comments (10)