Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bruschetta: Quick Italian starter(How to)

Buonasera!!! (Good Evening!!!)

I am not a big time cooking person but there are few days when I am in a mood to make something new. My kithen rescuer is my sweet elder sister. If I call her at lunch-dinner(making) time, she will understand I have some problem. In my case I have to write down the simplest recipe just to make sure I don't forget. My experience says, I forget things very easily...

We don't like regular american breads so we always used to through breads after 2-3 days so I stopped buying it until I discovered my love to french breads/baguette in my recent trip to San Diego through my friends.

Anyways lets get back to the blog title now. So one day when I was taking to my sister she told me about how simple this dish is,

-Spring cheese stick
-Green olives
-French baguette(I used French Bread)
-Olive oil
-Basil flex dried
-Parsley flex dried
-Oregano flex dried
-Black papper

-To make the garlic paste, chop garlic finely. In olive oil add garlic, parsley, oregano, basil flex. Spread this oilve oil on french bread slice on both the sides.
-Bake the bread on 400 F till the time it becomes crispy. It doesn't need more than 15 minutes. You can change the side in between.
-Chop tomato, spring cheese, oilves finely. Add salt, black pepper, basil, parsley, oregano flex.
-Put this mix on a garlic toast which you just made.

It's customized recipe but what I love the most is the smell of garlic toast. You can make the same thing with fresh basil leaves instead of flex.

Buongiorno!!! (Good Day!!!)

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Friday, April 16, 2010

War zone - KITCHEN

Who says it's easy to do household things like cooking, cleaning etc...

I am married and I also work fulltime in software industry. Where I am living, there is not time limitation in work so it's very common for me to reach home after 7:00 pm. I was initially not a big fan of cooking and household activities but now after 2 years of marriage I am little used to that.

I would love to share my yesterday with readers. I prefer to finish my grocery on weekday(so I don't waste more time on weekends). After finishing my work, I went for grocery. Unexpectedly it took me long and it was too much too. I live on 3rd floor so taking all these grocery to the apartment(without elevator) is a big exhausting task. After reaching to my 1st goal, I thought to start cooking. I thought to make full dinner of Daal, Roti, Rice and Sabji as I had very less Roti flour left.

Now starts all my extra struggle...

1. Due to small kitchen accident, rice and wheat flour were mixed up and as I was already in short of wheat flour, I have to separate them.
2. Addition to that, lots of rice was on the kitchen floor and they were playing hide and seek with me.
3. My husband's work decided not to let him go.
4. I tried to call my sister's family for the whole day but noone responded and in this kitchen war time both(My sis and he husband) called me separately to talk to me. Not just them I was missed by lot of friends so my phone didn't stop ringing for these entire 2-3 hours of war time.
5. After cooking, when till 11:00 pm my husband didn't show up, I have to finish dishes too.

And just like that my yesterday was over!! But I am not done yet... One thing is still left which is,

6. I couldn't sleep properly today.

And due to that(obviously) I am frustrated today.

It would be great if someone can guide me how to control my anger due to day to day struggle!!!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Father(Mother) of the bride

I would like to be anonymous so I can express myself well.

I saw one movie today, "Father of a bride". It's an old English movie but from that I just thought to write my first blog about my moments.

I cry very few times in front of my friends and family. Most of the people I know think, I am very strong person and as such I am. I mostly cry in front of my husband. I am married from little more that 2 years but I know him from almost 10 years.

After my college, I worked for almost 2 years and then I thought to go for Master's. I applied and prepared myself for that. On the day of visa as usual I was very nervous. My mobile roaming was not working till last day so I was very angry about that but as soon as it worked, my dad was very confident that now I will surely get my visa(he didn't tell me that until I got my visa) and I will reach little nearer to my love. And surely he(dad) was right. I was too excited for getting visa and my mom was too. But my mom cried on phone talking to her brother about getting my visa. She was very happy about me but she was also sad about thinking that I am leaving(and it's not even due to marriage). Now whenever I will be back home, it will never be the same. Just like the movie without my marriage. I knew about that when I was visiting my mom's brother's family before I leave my country for my study. Whenever I think about this incidence, I almost cry!!! Actually I realized the same in my last few days at my home. I cried a LOT in nights sleeping in my bed. I cried while celebrating one festival(Rakshabandhan) on the last day just before leaving for airport. That festival is about brother-sister bond.

Lot of things happened in 1 and half year while my Master's. But lets jump to my wedding. After completing my final exam for 3rd semester, I flew home for the first time for my weeing. It was surely an overwhelming feeling as my wedding was in 15 days and I had lot of things to do till that time. Most of the times, I was not at home for shopping and whenever I was, it was full of relatives. I remember one incidence, I was angry due to my tight schedule and I was trying not to shout on my family due to my mixed emotions. My perception is, usually you shout on YOUR OWN family because of the situation, emotions etc.. Something happened and my emotions came out. We all cried at that time, my dad, my mom, brother, my sister(who is married) and of course I am. Sometimes you have to let go of your emotions.

Girl's wedding is a very emotional feeling. I knew him(my husband) from long time but I think you never want to grow up. Can you imagine in that 15 days, I was at home just 2 days before my wedding. Indian wedding starts at that time, I mean all the ceremonies like Mehndi etc. I wanted to be JUST with my family for sometime before my wedding, I never got that chance. Same thing happened this time too, I cried at LOT in nights in my bed before my wedding. I was suppose to leave for wedding venue one day earlier. That moment was....... (I have no words). It's not easy for a girl to get married. You have to be strong for your family. I know, if I will cry, no one can stop their tears. That night too I cried a lot. Then comes the happy part... MARRIAGE. But that is followed by the worst part of all... VIDAI.

I have to think about my parents. I can't imagine what kind of overwhelming feeling they had from while going home when on the next day, their son was leaving for his Master's and their other older daughter had JIYANU. Just within 24 hours, they were all alone in my big house.

I even remember my sister's wedding. Her wedding was literally in 15 days. It means we had totally 15 days for everything from shopping to hall booking to catering etc.. In that 15 days 1 day my dad was doing something as a preparation for marriage and suddenly he started crying. That was before above all(whatever I have mentioned in my blog about my visa, marriage etc.). That was the first time I realized how difficult a daughter's wedding is for parents.

And I think now you can understand why I have never seen my wedding DVDs.
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