whatever people say including me ...Freida is here to stay..She has captivated the western world with her beauty and fashion sense thats what one magazine said....what the likes of Aiswarya Rai tooks years to achieve or still trying....she did it in like a few months...This is what i call "LUCK ALL THE WAY" my friends...One movie and she airs in Ellen Degeneres show,speaks articulately like an all American,gets an NRI boyfriend,shops in Harrods,wears Chanel,Zac Posen, John Gulliano( wonder who funds her for this..)...now that gets me to this...How did she get this wrong ? This was massive folks..THE OSCARS...
Following all that euphoric cry, we welcomed her into our mad world. My first glimpse of her..Were this pair of sparkling eyes..moist,curious and yet subtle...
As she lay in the nursery, she had this gentle expression while looking around her world inquisitively..…That moment all i felt was... How lucky am i ?
Over the last 11 months...I have seen her grow leaps and bounds…But the lustrous long lashes and those wonderful expressions still catches my breath…At times her eyes gives the look of a matured girl at her age…
I have heard that daughters share a special place...so true….
Her crystal tears..her adorable tantrums.. her ever-enchanting smile... I can go on and on about her…
In a word my daughter ‘s eyes are full of vitality through which a great hope and a promising future are clearly foreseen...She is my world…. My little Sunju..
The history of chocolate truffles dates back to 1828 .Ganache is the center component of a truffle. Ganache is a velvety smooth combination of solid semisweet chocolate and cream. Cooked at just the right temperature it cools to form a rich and firm paste with intense chocolate flavor. A truffle is a confection made of a round ganache center, often flavored, covered with a shell of milk, dark or white chocolate. Truffles are often covered in cocoa powder, sugar or finely chopped nuts.Perhaps originating in France, the truffle is named for its visual similarity to the French mushroom-like fungus of the same name. Like the original truffle, chocolate truffles have become synonymous with luxury and a sumptuous taste experience.
What you need for this luscious truffles....?
Dark chocolate ( 80% cocoa) - 100 gms
Full Cream - 1 cup ( approx 14 ounce)
Cocoa powder for dusting
Dark rum - 1/2 ounc pinch of roasted cinnamom and clove powder(optionmal)
Lemon zest - 1 pinch(optional)
1.Heat chocolates in a pan and milk until chocolates are partially melted.Remember low heat. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted. Whisk in desired flavoring until creamy-smooth. Add all the other ingredients.
2.Transfer to a bowl and let stand in refrigerator until firm enough to hold its shape, about 2 - 3 hours.
3.Using a tablespoon,mold chocolate into balls, 1 level Tb. at a time, and place on a cookie sheet lined with greased parchment paper.
4.Place desired cocoa powder coating in a small bowl. Working one at a time, drop truffles into the bowl with greased fingertips. Shake bowl back and forth so truffles are completely coated. If necessary, roll truffles by hand to make round. Return to parchment. (Can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 5 days or frozen up to 1 month.) Before serving, let stand at room temperature to soften slightly.
A friend has greatly inspired me to come up with this post. She is so infectious with her "GREEN MANTRA" that am suffering from the Green fever...
Going GREEN is hip, the next kewl thing to do.The very mention of ORGANICS these days would get you a place in an elite club,such is the power of GREEN or will it remain a mere super word in the dictionary.Many would say...what the heck?..future times will say..as i see it...time is running out and probably no tepid excuse will save this world from the shit we collective have planted.
Call it a ploy to make some quick dollars or gain awareness...The movie "Inconvenient truth" could come true or is it already true? ...As Nandini my friend feels , the only way to combat this global crisis which i would is worse than any global economic crisis is being educated...being repsonsible......being receptive to the needs of our EARTH..
And it has to start from our dwellings.... Therefore i have decided to get my act together and render all my support full on to her...Am going GREEN and so will be my ROUTINE....
Below mentioned are my GREEN routine and it would be interesting to know how would you GREEN YOUR ROUTINE..may be this would give a spark to some one else.........
1.I hate plastic bags as i hate lizards or MC Donalds.My new grocery bag is the next cool thing to have.I am trying not to use ziplocks and clingwraps sincerely....Amen !
2. I can stop putting the appliances on stand-by mode,make an effort to switch the lights/heaters off when not in use,move to energy saving lights..uhhmmm..
3. "Warm showers" after a tired day who doesnt like it ...but isshhh i got to put an end to staying in the shower just for fun... I am intending to put up a stopwatch in the bathroom..it sounds funny but as long as it works..am fine.....
4.No more binge shopping for me. Recycle,Reuse and the last R ( i forgot)..but i have decided not to clutter my place.A cluttered space is a cluttered mind....
5.Tissue papers will be sparingly used...at the moment i cannot live without them...but shall make an effort to stop the usage of tissue papers.
Many ways could be adopted to save this humble earth....so my sensible friends....celebrate the Earth which is the only place where you could find some nice chocolate truffles....( watch out for my recipe ..its commin soon)