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“Humpday” Mantra!! Flowers and Pearls…that’s today’s motivation. Feminine, delicate, fragile… All things Woman..and in a good way . I am NOT a floral person but when I saw this dress recently at a boutique, I knew I had to have it. It fit like a glove.. Cherry on the cake! Don’t you love it when that happens..I love the sash tie detail. It helps create a waist and gives the classic shift like dress some more structure. I styled it with neutrals because of the busy print on the dress. Blush shoes, nude eyelet purse and a simple matte gold cuff. I added the pearls and matte gold necklace to play into the femininity of the dress. A bold lip and nail color added the much needed “pop” for summer. Hope you like it. Stay cute in 2014! Also submitting this for the luckymag online community!
……And the winner is.. drumroll!!!
Mango Salad by Nadisha!! It looks festive, summer-y, scrumptious and oh so delicious!! Congratulations my dear!!
Please follow the link to look at the finalists and their recipes!! What a great display of talent!
Thank you all for playing!!
Hope everyone has big plans for the fourth of July! This year we are “potlucking” at a dear friend’s place who is a fellow foodie. I am sure him and his wife are going to go the extra mile and make sure all their guests are well fed.
This is what I am bringing to the celebration:
I really hope you all have a good and a safe 4th!
Here are the individual entries and their recipes!
Enjoy!! and make sure you goto Freaky Curry on facebook and “like” your favorite recipe visual board!!
I hosted Freaky Curry’s first ever culinary challenge and the response was overwhelming! The theme chosen was “Summer”.. I know, so apt 🙂
Here is the Culinary contest finalists visual board!!
1 pound of minced beef/ turkey/chicken/pork (combination of beef and pork is the best)
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 small white onion chopped fine
1 Tbsp each of fresh basil, cilantro and/or mint
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp of dry italian seasoning
Salt and black pepper to taste (2 tsp and 1 tsp)
Mix all together. Make about 15-18 medium sized balls. Heat 2-3 Tbsp of Olive oil in a shallow pan. Arrange the meatballs in a single layer. Cook on medium heat for 6-8 min on each side. Lower the heat and simmer with your favorite sauce for 15-20 min.
To serve 4-6 generously;
1/2 Gallon of full milk
1/2 Gallon of half and half
1/2- 1 cup of sugar depending on your taste
3-4 cardamom pods seeds crushed
1 tsp of Saffron blossomed in a Tbsp of warm milk
1 cup of chopped ripe mangoes (or 1 cup of mango pulp)
Your choice of dry fruits roasted in ghee for garnishing
In a steel heavy bottom pan, Add the milk and the half and half and bring to a boil on high heat. (Keep stirring)
Lower the heat and simmer till the milk reduces to a half quantity and slightly changes color. (Keep stirring)
This will take about an hour or more so please be patient and keep stirring to avoid the milk solids from sticking to the pan.
Add the cardamoms and the saffron. Mix well. (Keep stirring)
Add the sugar to taste and cook further till the milk reduces to a quarter quantity. Check for sugar. Remove from the stove. (Stir)
Bring to room temperature before adding the mango.
Garnish with the dry fruits. Serve warm or chilled (at least 4-5 hrs).