Monday, June 30, 2008

Thank U & I Tried & Tested One Hot Recipe!!!

To all who sent in their good wishes and blessings for Little S !! I can hardly believe that in a few days he will be a month old! Time flies and how!!

I started this post before I clocked in to the hospital.. hoping to post it ..but the morning I was going to, I knew 'it was time'!

She asked if you have met the ridge gourd? I nodded... and replied.. from a safe distance. The only thing I had ever tasted (and did not really fancy) made from the ridge gourd was a bhajji/ fritter, where the cover is nice and crispy, the vegetable had turned soggy, limp and squishy.
Maybe it was a fact that we were all fussy eaters that the ridge gourd never made its way into my Mom's kitchen (for the same reason the Bitter Gourd, Dill and various other veges never found an entry either). My marriage and later blogging opened up a whole new world to me, M likes his vegetables and blogging showed me so many ways of making the most 'blah' vegetables good looking and yummy.
Going back to the ridge gourd, I was still very doubtful how I would like it.. I would pick it up at the store, run a tentative finger over the ridge, lightly squish it in my hand, wave it around like a mace and finally neatly stack it back and pick up the usual Bell Pepper, Opo Squash, Spinach or something 'safe'.
So when Zlamushka selected One Hot Stove , out of all the wonderful recipes Nupur makes, why did I opt for something like the ridge gourd curry? One, I wanted a 'dependable' recipe, this was my first time cooking with the ridge gourd and so make or mar type thing for me. Second, I wanted to cook and post it before I checked in to the hospital tummy n all and I also had this gourd on hand and not really in the condition to go out shopping for anything else just then! (the posting didn't happen!) I followed the recipe as it is and am only linking it to this post. The only change I made was making it a little spicy! That is all..... Goes without saying that the recipe was wonderful! Ridge gourd CAN taste wonderful! Thank U, Zlamushka for hosting this event and Nupur for your wonderful recipes!!

Other wonderful recipes I have tried over time from Nupur's blog:

Chavli Amti
Eggplant Rasavangy
Glazed Tofu
Pizza base
Carrot Pickle Pin It

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's a Boy!!

We are Blessed with a Baby Boy!!! Little S came into our life on June 5th and changed everything... made everything BETTER... PERFECT!!!
I will be back soon... right now I'm having fun with my Angel!
See you all soon!!!
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