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My eye catches a steel matt finished kitchen tool & yes i picked it up too!!!Different,cute & adorable they have to be,be it be baking tools or my personal choices or new products & i love to talk about it too if its a thumbs up....
i aint into make-up though of late have started using a sunscreen but one product i simply love is M.A.C. HELLO KITTY LIP BALM,fantastic lippy.Tinted lip conditioners in pinkfish & popstar in absolutely cute tiny pot with HELLO KITTY on the top+has sunscreen.
PARFUMS every girl loves perfumes,so do i! Parfums set memories & a stori...Like TRUE LOVE that glides into ETERNITY.It completes many a gear more than a tote to me!! My fav nightwear has to be satin mickeymouse pyjamas with my fav perfume completes me absolutely...... Fresh for the day(cool waters,eternity summer,et all) or oriental for the evening or musky for the night. I cant have a fav here coz there are too many fantastic fumes to set a single one apart so i have a big big list of favs not to be taken in any order. DIOR house my favs....fARAHNIET & DUNE are two very heart warming fumes that are always on my dressing table with sample vials in my bedside "pouch". ESTEE LAUDER gives immense pleasure to my senses & yup thats PLEASURES,PLEASURES INTENSE,PLEASURES EXOTIC....... love the whole range
A COLLECTORS DREAM IS MY SHOPPING LIST WHEN I START COLLECTING BOOKS-I DONT OWN ANY OF THESE BUT WANNA START MAKING A WISHLIST-IF U CAN HELP ME WITH GREAT OPTIONS TO ADD TO MY LIST DO LEAVE IN A COMMENT AT ANY OF THE POST-THANX A MILL!
I love Blue,aint talking about the movie here but blue as in blue & can host a whole world of reasons for this love. For one baby blue is the color that completes a soft or deep baby pink, love the varied sky blue hue'd depth my room takes done up in everything blue(right from drapes to my handtowel& if there 's a tiny WTP embroidered in the corner,fantastic!)
Oh there are many more valid reasons to say the least but here im an eager beaver for all things 'velvet',here referring to the red velvet cake tweeked(loved the way heather used this on her site,yeah am looking for blogs ,love the present one,my second,from yummy lolly but its been more than 24 hours customizing clickable pages under my heading,learnt a little around &edited the html but i want clickable pages not just add elemnts.tweek reminds me tweety who i love ,absolutely no connection here) in to blue velvet cake,but not only for the above reasons,more coz have absolutely not a drop or gel drop of red food color & am too far from civilization to pic up some(besides i not having transport & hopes of laying hands on my dream gel color) but then my heart 's already set on all things velvet & my buttermilk(added white vin to half & half) stands waiting on my kitchen counter,almost seems like i'm perfecting sour cream,didnt i say almost ie not quite there yet...
dont have baking soda either which seems like a ingredient necessary for all that fizz & aint sure of some soda powder in my pantry. Am i done with my editing????........no,no,no,....another one please....what color will coco powder gimme with baby blue now...well next best grated (v .finely)white chocolate(selbourne),will it work..will have to wait & watch....tastetest my senses ie..of sight & taste!
Now went thru a couple of sites to whiff a recipe good,most of them have the buttermilk,vinegar,red food coloring required to the give the tradional red velvet hue... now i relate velvet & red to love & hearts so had to dig in my heart shaped mould,so what if its blue,its the thought that counts at the end of the day,aint it?its in a good way ofcourse &my love for baking is after all a faithfull(i love that song,so do mom &dad) to the end ,love affair.
ok my blue velvet heart sits in the oven along with a few sample muffins(though i so would have loved it to be heart shaped too).couldn picture before it went in to the oven coz the sun playing hide &seek,i depend on my lit window sill for pictures,the way light behaves is more important than my clicking really but i aint complaining coz the weather's so lovely,a real respite from the dusty heat....so save that for later!
THE VERDICT is out,from my side this,a truly yummy cake ,buttery & sweet just the way i love ,moist & soft with a crumb that not too tight....all in all a winner. Am so glad i went with the recipe from bhg.com(better homes&gardens).looks cute too,will take pictures with the first sunrise rays(ok,ok,a little later).The milk thickened flour sits in the fridge for a great cooked buttercream...buttercream sets me drooling anyway.
WHAT YOU NEED /SHOPPING LIST
95 grams butter 1 cup +2tbh sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 1.5tbh fav blue color(its a blue velvet cake remember) 1.5 eggs 1.5 cups a.p. flour 2tbh white cooking chocolate grated fine( make it very fine,i'm replacing coco powder here to uphold my baby blue color but i do always wonder if white choco powder exsists,if not what is dried milk for?)
3/4th cup buttermilk(i added a tsp ofwhite vinegar to half & half,kept aside for half an hour) 3/4 tsp baking soda(i used powder) 3/4 tsp white vinegar
NOTES: everything at room temp. u can add vinegar to milk or half& half if u dont already have buttermilk .as u keep it for around half an hour or even more ur butter & eggs will come to room temp.
OK SO LETS BEGIN....GO ....
1)if u have a stand mixer u can set the oven to 180*c now,i rely on my hands so i take a little longer so set the oven somewhere inbetween. 2)greased my heart mould & 4 muffin moulds(ok ok,i did this last)anything is ok as long as u dont feel more than 3/4 or save some soda for the spills...:-) 3)Now i got beating my already soft butter till light & creamy. 4)next the sugar joined in alongwith the vanilla extract(smells ......wowoweeee)& beat some more......(i alternate with left hand too so both get equal exercise & none have a chance to complain), 5)continued beating & added the eggs ,the first one,beat in well. Then the next half & beat in well again. 6)Now alternate the sifted flour with buttermilk & tip in the white choco too. Beat till just well combined(on a stand mixer on low medium). 7)Nowz an exciting fizzy part,combine the white vinegar with soda & dont take too long admiring the fizz..... (i smelled it too,u know the eno fruit salt?now u know what goes into that,the vinegar mus have contributed to the limey 'aroma')tip in the batter & combine again. Well the prepared pans are waiting so lets not keep them & the oven waiting any longer.
Bake till the aroma fills ur home&springs back to touch.
cool in the pan ( i cooled it in the oven ,shut ofcourse,for awhile before i turned it,covered with foil paper,seals in moisture ,to cool completly)
one is sure THE FROSTING NOW...this different
WHisked together in a pan 3/4 cup,half & half mixed with milk,u can use whole milk alongwith 1/6 cup flour.
Whisked as was cooking,first on medium,then on low heat. add a pinch of salt.
Transfer to a bowl,cling wrap & refrigerate.
Beat 90 grams butter with 1/2 cup icing sugar & a tsp vanilla extract till very light & fluffy.next add only half of the cooked milk mixture & beat till smooth.
Blue velvet was a big hit out here & if u plan to watch "BLUE" do carry a slice for a quick bite ,if ur neighbouring multi-plex allows u to tag along ur own bites ie...ours DON'T
cute ,different colors in silicon cuppy cake moulds,in heart,mickey mouse….etc etc etc……..as also cuppy cake pans in all different really cute shapes(www.sugarcraft.com) multicavity,3d,mini bears,balls,3tired,petite doll,mini fluted tube pan…whew..all of ‘em
miro plane zestor candy & oven thermometer Metal spatulas or cookie turners(saw a v cute one on the KAF site) Cake & Cookie decoarting tools,decorating for icing(lovely pastry bags on fantes.com),metal decorating combs,disposable icing bag & noozles & palette knife.
Whisks with aerating balls,mini wonder whisk rolling pin in silicone(again from k.a.f)
villa ware mickey mouse sandwhicher all the cute forms for great pancakes.
A chef aid nut flaker that also flakes and slices fruit and vegetable with a match stick cut.
dregers to sprinkle sugar,cinnamon& cocopowder to sprinkle on baked goodies & brewed beverages.
ceramic in different sizes & glass in strait (for bread dough raising)& narrow bottom broad top measuring cup.
cute brite design thick cupcake & muffin paper cups in all sizes right from truffles to muffins.
those cute cookie lifters & rolling pins & tools on the KAF site.paper doiles,the nice lacy cutout kind& lacey cup cake holders too!!
cookie sets ie 1set in different sizes& a custom made nice compact tin to store ALLLL LL my cutters cutely!!!! (&NEATELY) ginger bread boy & man cookie cutters.mickey & minnie cookie cutters,cookie cutters in bears& teddy bears infact everything on cookiecutters.com/index,all the shapes,the push&pop heart shapes,texture sets,push&print designs for plain cookies…..can go on & on…………
real caramel,butterscotch&fondat blocks.
dark stout beer for that rich choco cake
Gel food colors in all pastels& colors.light yellow ,orange,red,pink,blue ,brown& all the colors i missed!!
winnie the pooh breakfast mugs & cutlery & table ware & bake ware & cookie cutter….
nigella lawsons tools * kitchen stuff et all& that cuteee e heart shaped mug.
tiny candy in all shapes available like hearts,stars,flowers etc edible Writing gel for cake&cookie deco.edible glitter.Sprinkles in all colors in balls and other shapes too,all shapes possible.cookie confetti. sugar hearts,cutie’s,bees,etc etc etc ...all that coulod lay my hands really for cute deco of baked goodies
a good cannon camera to shoot my goodies
sprinkles in varied hues n shapes
cuppy cake tins in different shapes n sizes et all
d best premium gourmet vanilla bens
my own KITCHEN AID and till then hunting for a nova n 73 (now its actually coming to hamilton beach all metal ,carmine red)
cookie cutters in all possible shapes(now thats another big list….)
Now the list for stuff i'd love to pur over pots & pans & baking trays is endless...but have a lot to do ,as of now,of my own free will have happily taken over all housekeeping right from cleaning to simmering daily meals with a few healthy options thrown in & managing my study assingements & this is my first ever notebook or comp so am absolutely new to everything in blogging et all (like i found a cute theme but cant put those pages i want to below the header like in my wordpress blog)but have to try it all all types of pastries...(Oh will i really get the puff pastry right???) to different cakes & yeah the red velvet cake interests me as much as the neiman cookies more so coz was jus reading the urban legends...&a few more pickles than already have tried.....more sauces than my caramelly butterscotches......& loads of traditional dinners....
WISHFULL MERCHANDISING-DREAMZ UNLIMITED 2
COMING SOON-GETTIN ORGANISED
JOURNEY OF LOVE....
Foodie in me or i in the foodie...what is food to me? Oh i can call food by its various perfecto names... platefull of eliciousness.... gorgeousness to the palate at its best.... the bestest comfort platter.... cartload of memories...... Food is care,fondness ,passion & more than all a buffet of unconditional love...... No dinner is as fantastic as the one simmered with lods of love....none is!!!!! Memories-the first time u bit into a capsicum with mommy kind assurance that it aint no mean spicy chilly(was a tiny tot then,but yeah the memories had begun building on.....) the first time u realized how the best drink in the world was (and still is) Hot Chocolate while giggling under the blanket sharing gay laughter and song when a buddy was over for a in ur satin pygamas-sleepover (and espresso mochinno & vanilla milk got added to the list along the way....... Food that surrounds with fun and love-all at once ,filling u with so much warmth- be it with ur buddys or ur bosom buddies,ie ur parents on the dinner table each night.... and the first time u were attracted to the kitchen not to fix urself a midnight snack but to expierence the joys of cutting,grinding,brewing,simmering,whisking, baking et all and drown right into the world of herbs and spices ,meats and veggies,butter and flour....never to look back... And all this before the teens cot up with me.... A few years down the line....the passions still going strong.... Memories still building beautiful... And all the memories so splendid are all to do with-FOOD... Food -memories that spell love and warmth in plenty...
Grindin that perfect spice mix on a aged grinding stone for the days creamy and smooth curry laced and spiced with local souring agents & the freshest shrimps of the day...simmered later on the wood fire in a special curry pot..... Or the 'fat red local' rice brought to boil & then strained on a aged wooden block that partnered perfectly with yesterdays(and the days)creamy curry.... Or the fresh as ever,midly spiced fish,perfectly sliced ,slow fried on a heavy cast iron pan,on a low wood fire...... And all this while a beefy stewy pot simmering away,again in a brass or mud pot,the meat tenderly falling apart ,saturated(in a elicious way)with the mild spices ,condiments and garden onions..... Drowning into the world of spices and condiments..... herbs and garden veggies..... meats and fresh fish.... butters ,sugars and flours.... c'ing em born,cleaned & transformed rite before my tiny nose has been ,is & always shall be (I CAN PLAY FAITHFULL BY LOBO HERE) a exciting ,enthralling & exhilariting expeirence ..... COME FALL IN LOVE....
The kitchen the outlooked the huge kitchen garden,as i still love to call it...huge coz it was like a mini farm with our pets and plants and fruits alike... The hens(we didn eat these) assured we never ran out of eggs...and oh the joys when those eggs hatched...those tiny beaks breaking the shell open (with a little help from the little me when no one watched)..... The doogies running all around ,my kittys keeping distance.... The fish i threw into the well(the well used only for irrigating the gardens & farm) And the coconut, Kokum,Blackberry, Lemon ,coconuts ,breadfruit,papaya ,mango ,banana,cinnamon ,'BimBlis', "Zamos", and what have u trees and plants.... And along with these turmeric ,onions,root veggies,lemon grass,tomatoes,curry leaves,cilantro too flourished well..... LOve to see new baby shoots and leaves boom & blossom & catch on the color..... The fruits born and grow in big and bright.... The aroma of the curry leaves or cinnamon bark as u lightly rub 'em between ur fingers to release a heady scent....
SAY YES TO LIFE..SAY YES TO ♥LOVE♥
Theres so much i love & so little i dont.....
The zing of life & the brightness of a real smile to begin with.....
I had no computer & knew not much on the world of blogging that i hadn even sighted...but that changed twice in a span of a few months......
In june,while browsing on a cell & researching a topic,read about blogger & outa curiosity signed in with none of my blognames avaible finally found VSSF & was content posting 2 or 3posts that were flowing....but that changed this september when was gifted my own netbook,my first ever comp & began shoting& boy im hooked now.....
its just a month but i love this so much,have been trying tweeking my look,havent yet been sucessful in fitting in the navigation bar under the header but i embark on this journey ,treading with a gay heart & joy & smile on my lips...
I dont know what it is about gourmet that fascinates me to write it again and again. . Is it the glamour? No.no i repeat. But i love atchn gourmet to a hearty dinners or passionately baked fairy cake. . .now now i am no chef nor an expert baker or cook, just a heartfull one who passionately churns pots of rice as delightfully as a choco cake. I am no trained pastry chef or gourmet chef but i use the word as naturally ,though naturally i dont plate gourmet meals i worked on with a few assistants in tow and a prep kitchen, infact i am the opposite, i clean, i cut, i snip & scrub too but yet i use gourmet, but forgive me that i do, i know i shouldn call a simple hearty dinner gourmet but in my world to me it still is. Gourmet to me is delicious tossed with loads of love and topped with some more. I admire a lot of baking on the net, well i am nowhere close, but i love what am doing & maybe thats the only quality i have in common here , it ends there, yeah my gourmet'y begins and ends with love, zest, zing and passion:) . Oh the things that make my world go round and gourmet does too... And yes i am a total candy pink floss romantique,round the clock ,i am so in love all the time & i think my heart love me for that-everythings as the good side of it is!!! Its what they say head over heels ,truly madly deeply..& so goes...i love everything that screams dang cute,be it my winnie the pooh quilt or disney bedspreads or soft toys... I fall in love with every new parfum i experience.... i am in love with my whole family & my most adorable ,awesome parents,i fall in love with every crunchy cookie or delicious cake i bake or dinners i experiment.... I fall in love with all those absolutely cute cookie cutters,mini pans & cute sprinkles.....i am in love with that WTP bubble machine that i dont own And more so than it all I'm in love with all of God's creation,the sunrise & sunset ,the trees & the shrubs,the foot hills & mountains Oh just all nature at always its best.... I fall in love with love every time i watch a cute movie(check list to the left column),and am floating for a few hours till something else comes along and am floating again... Everything in love excites me,even if its just a trip to the city with no shopping.... Love's always in the air,true love that sails to eternity......falling in love with all things anew is feeling on top of the world round the clock....Oh to be on cloud 9 Come fall in love & be full of the joys of spring...... Oh there is little i dont love-come fall in love..... It'll make u glow that none can,the sunset looks golden & hued more than ever & my espresso couldn have got better.... Buts thats what love is & my world revolves to love....more than making my world go round... Come Fall In love ,it make u jump for joy & makes u look good coz ur only as good looking as u feel.... Come Fall In Love & be over the moon....... Come Fall In Love........its the best to be !!!!!
SUPER COOL EXCITING BAKING,BREWING,BEATING,WHISKING & STIRRING FUN SITES