Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bangle bracelet studded with stones


Monday, December 23, 2013

Recipe for Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

5 ounces high-quality milk chocolate, chopped
 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee
Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring until totally smooth.
Add to a large bowl and whisk in a few tablespoons of whiskey, stirring until combined. It may separate a bit, which is fine.
Whisk in the condensed and evaporated milks until smooth and creamy, then whisk in the remaining whiskey, instant coffee and cream.
The instant coffee and chocolate may not totally dissolve at first, but it will as it sits.
Pour mixture in a large pitcher, bottle or a few separate jars and refrigerate. This is best after it sits for a few days, but you can drink it immediately also.
Just make sure to shake and stir the mixture every few hours (or even once/twice a day) so everything dissolves and mixes together. Serve on the rocks or in coffee!
Yield: makes about 5 cups   Total Time: 10 minutes

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Recipe for Bourbon Balls

Recipe for Bourbon Balls

1 1/2 cups crushed ginger snap or vanilla wafer cookies (tip: use Mi-Del ginger snaps to make it gluten free)
1 cup pecans (or walnuts)
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, plus more for dusting
1/4 cup bourbon (or rum)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons honey

Pulse the pecans in the bowl of a food processor until they are coarsely ground. ...
Add the crushed ginger snaps, along with the confectioner’s sugar, bourbon, cocoa powder and honey. Pulse until the ingredients

are combined. Place in a bowl.

Chill until thoroughly cooled in the refrigerator, about two hours. (You can expedite this by chilling in the freezer for about 45


Remove the dough from the fridge.
Using a teaspoon as a measure, roll out small balls with your hands, about one inch in size.
Toss to coat in a bowl of powdered sugar.

Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gold price likely to go down

Gold price likely to go down
Due to following reasons:
Demand for physical Gold is weak.
Low inflation in USA
Probability of FED tapering to begin soon

Monday, December 9, 2013

New Orleans coffee

New Orleans coffee is available in most super markets, grocery stores and Vietnamese markets.

8 eggs (separate yolk & egg white)
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup superfine sugar
¾ cup Bourbon
¾ cup New Orleans style coffee
Freshly grated nutmeg

  • Combine egg yolks in a large bowl and beat it until thick & pale yellow. Add sugar as you beat
  • Mix coffee and 1/3 cup cream
  • Add Bourbon and let it remain for about 30 minutes.
  • Beat the egg whites in a bowl until stiff
  • In a separate bowl, whip the remaining heavy cream until soft
  • Alternately fold the egg whites and whipped cream into the coffee mixture.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish it with nutmeg

Serves 8 people.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Radiant Orchid is the "it" color of 2014 named by Pantone.

Radiant Orchid is the "it" color of 2014 named by Pantone.
Emerald was the color in 2013.
Radiant Orchid is pinky purple in color.
Being vibrant and inviting, it has enough warm tones to look good on most skins.
Because of colors ingenuity, it will appeal to younger generation.
Pink is the color for spring 2014.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Almond Butter Recipe

Almond Butter Recipe
Time: Approximately 10 minutes
3 cups (440 g) unsalted roasted almonds
¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil

Place all ingredients into blender jar and secure lid.
Turn on blender and slowly increase speed to High.
Use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Once the butter begins to flow freely through the blades, stop machine.
Store in an airtight container. It can also be frozen for longer storage.
Makes 420 grams of Almond butter

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Recipe for saffron Tea

Saffron tea

8 tsp black tea, loose
8 cups water
12 green cardamom pods
   sugar to taste
1/2 tsp saffron threads
Heat water with cardamom, sugar and saffron. Simmer until reduced by half. Add tea and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain out tea and spices, and serve hot.
Serves 8 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Diamonds by the foot

14k Gold 2 tone diamond by foot
This necklace opens up a world of possibilities. This 27 inch long necklace is studded with TW 1.75 carats of diamonds. The necklace can be custom made to your size and budget. If gifted, it is a gift that will be worn 365 days of the year.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mother Teresa on Giving

Mother Teresa on Giving

We must give what will cost us something. This, then is giving,
not just what we can live without but what we cannot live without or we don't want to live without, something we really like.
Then our gift becomes a sacrifice, which will have value before God.

Mother Teresa

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kashmiri Chai Tea

Kashmiri Chai Tea

 Powdered almonds make this chai a little bit nutty, and you can really taste the cinnamon and cardamom as well. If you don't have real saffron (it's very expensive) you can always leave that out.
1 tsp loose tea
4 cardamom pods, bruised
1 small cinnamon stick, broken up
Saffron threads, a pinch
4 cups water
2 tbs finely powdered almonds
Honey, to taste
Mix everything except honey and almonds in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let tea steep for 5 minutes. Put a teaspoon of almonds in the bottom of each cup, and pour hot tea over. Sweeten with honey to taste.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Recipe for Chicken Reshmi Kebab

•1 kg boneless chicken cut into 2" cubes
•2 tbsps garlic paste
•1 tbsp ginger paste
•1cup fresh coriander leaves
•2 large onions chopped
•1/2 cup fresh yoghurt (should not be sour)
•1/2 cup almonds
•Juice of 1 lemon
•Salt to taste
•Butter or vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil for grilling kababs

•Soak the almonds in hot water for 10 minutes so that the skins loosen. Now press each one between your thumb and index finger so that the skin splits and can be removed. Do this for all the almonds.

•Mix the almonds, coriander, onion, ginger and garlic pastes and grind in the food processor to form a smooth paste. Add salt to taste, the lemon juice and mix well.

•Pour this paste and the yoghurt over the chicken and mix well to coat all the pieces. Cover and keep to marinate (in the refrigerator) for 24 hours.

•Put the marinated chicken pieces on skewers and grill. Lightly brush with oil to keep from sticking.

•When the chicken is cooked, remove from the skewers and serve with Mint-Coriander Chutney, thinly sliced onions and hot Naans (tandoor-baked Indian flatbread).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tiffany painting

Missing you paintingThe painting is of a beautiful lady named Tiffany. The painting is signed by the artist Viz: Prince Chand. Tiffany is resting in her village and cooling herself with a hand operated fan.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mother Teresa on Sharing:

Accept the gifts of God and be deeply grateful. If He has given you great wealth, make good use of it, try to share it with others, with those who do not have anything.
Always share with others because even with a little help you may save them from becoming distressed.
And do not take more than you need, that's all. Just accept whatever comes.
Mother Teresa

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Silver lining ballpoint pen

Silver lining ballpoint pen
The ballpoint pen is in 925 Sterling silver. It has spiral design on the barrel. This twist action ballpoint pen is 5.25 inches long, width of the pen is 8mm. If gifted, the pen will be treasured forever. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, touching reply on the daily show

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for womens rights and access to education, appeared on the Daily Show last night, ahead of Friday's pending announcement for the 2013 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Her answer to one of Jon Stewart's questions left him speechless. 
An outspoken critic of the Taliban's tactics in her native Swat Valley from a young age, Malala was the subject of an attempted assassination at the hands of a Taliban gunman because she was unafraid to speak out.
Then, at just 14 years old, a Talib fighter boarded her bus, pointed a pistol at her head, and pulled the trigger. But she survived, made a full recovery in England, and has become and transformative figure in human rights.
Now, she is poised to become the youngest Nobel Peace laureate ever
In the key moment of the interview, Stewart asked her how she reacted when she learned that the Taliban wanted her dead. Her answer was absolutely remarkable:
I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, 'If he comes, what would you do Malala?' then I would reply to myself, 'Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.'  But then I said, 'If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.' Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that 'I even want education for your children as well.' And I will tell him, 'That's what I want to tell you, now do what you want.'

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/malala-yousafzai-left-jon-stewart-speechless-2013-10#ixzz2hLEnObOZ

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flossing the teeth

Flossing the teeth:
A room is well vacuumed only when you vacuum the room and also you use attachments to clean the corners, edges etc.
So if we compare cleaning a room with cleaning our mouth, then:
1) Brushing the teeth is vacuuming the room and
2) Flossing is using the attachments to clean the corners, edges etc.
Flossing helps us to get into the tight corners and crevices to clean where tooth brush cannot reach.

Some people prefer inter-dental cleaners and wooden or plastic dental picks.
While those with tightly spaced teeth prefer something that glides easily.

The best kind of floss is the floss that we will use regularly.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

"AIDS patient I work with are the modern saints" Mother Teresa

"AIDS patient I work with are the modern saints"  Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was asked if she read books and works of saints

She replied: I find that God teaches us all we need to learn through our actions and our work.
But really I do not need to read many books now because constantly I am being taught by others.
The AIDS patient I work with are the modern saints, the new saints of the church.
As they grew in Jesus, their last days, hours and moments were so beautiful that for me theirs are the stories of the saints.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Peacock clip ballpoint pen

Peacock clip ballpoint pen
The clip of the pen is rich in texture, detail & coloring. Completely handmade from 925 Sterling Silver and gold plated. The clip of the pen has blue & green enamel flanked with design of feathers.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Judging people:

Judging people:

We never ask people why they are on the street or in their present situation:
We don't need to know their history.
We don't judge people for whatever situation they are in, because all they want is someone to love and care and they are satisfied.

Said Sister Dolores, one of the sister of Mother Teresa

Entrance to Malibu Temple in California

Entrance to Malibu Temple in California

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Humility by Mother Teresa

Humility by Mother Teresa
  • We should have a humble and meek heart.
  • We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.
  • Do not let any chance pass you by. It is easy to be angry, self centered, selfish and condescending, but we have been created for greater things.
  • So why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts.
Mother Teresa

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Apple Date Swiss cheese Vegetarian Sandwich

Apple Date cheese Panini Sandwich
Note: If you do not have Panini sandwich maker, then you can use a skillet or a regular toaster oven is also fine.

¼ Cup low fat honey mustard
8 slices Wheat or whole grain bread
2 crisp apples, thinly sliced
4 Medjool dates sliced  (soft dates)
8 ounces of cheese of your choice
Butter or cooking spray

Preheat Panini press
Apply honey mustard sauce evenly over each slice of bread
Layer ½ an apple slices  over each slice of bread.
Layer 2 ounces of cheese over each slice of bread.
Slice the dates and layer ½ an date over each slice of bread.
Top it with another slice of bread (with honey mustard applied on it).
Lightly coat Panini press with cooking spray or butter.
Grill each sandwich for 3 to 5 minutes until cheese has melted and the bread is toasted.
Serve with chips or French fries.

Makes 4 servings.

Open sandwich before grilling
Grilled Olive bread Sandwich

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Truquoise cz Gold cuff bangle bracelet

Turquoise cz bangle
The bangle bracelet has a very tempting color. This Gold filled bangle is studded with Turquoise and Cubic zircon flanked with diamond cut lace border. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Gill Bangle Bracelet

The Gill bangle is an all time classic.
18k Gold Gill Bangle Bracelet
The Gill bangle is an all time classic. This made in USA bangle is 2.50 cms wide. The bangle is strong enough for every day wear.

Friday, August 2, 2013

2 tone Gold & Silver Dome pen

2 tone Roller ball pen combines style and function
   The 2 tone Roller ball pen combines style and function. This 925 Sterling Silver pen has diamond design on it. 
If gifted, it is a gift that will become family heirloom