My special Christmas Cake.

image I am a true epicurean and by this post I am making debut of my cooking on wordpress. I would be sharing the recipes of some dishes tried by me (I am an experimental cook). I hope you guys will like this. Nothing is best to start this category with Christmas Cake. If it’s a Christmas how can I miss baking a cake? Yesterday I got so busy in the celebration that in the night I realized I forgot to make a cake myself. So I rushed to the kitchen and made this quick but cute cake. Given below is the recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup castor sugar or normal sugar (you can increase and decrease the quantity as per your taste) 1 egg 1½ Teaspoon Chocolate spread 3/4th cup of Hershey’s coco powder Half teaspoon baking soda Half teaspoon baking powder Some cherries 50gms butter <for healthy cake 🙂 > 1 cup milk Few drops of chocolate and orange essence. (Orange syrup will add some citrus flavor) Method:

  • Beat egg, milk, butter, sugar and chocolate spread together.
  • In a bowl sieve flour and coco powder and add baking soda and baking powder, mix well.
  • Now add beaten eggs, cake, sugar and butter mixture slowly in the flour. Put few drops of flavor essence. Mix well to avoid lumps.
  • Add some water if required to make the batter in smooth thick pouring consistency. And add some cherries into it.
  • Grease the baking dish and pour the batter.
  • Microwave it to 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Insert the fork to check if its bake. (if fork comes out without sticking, it’s a sign ur cake is ready)
  • Now decorate your cake as per your liking.

Enjoy it with your loved ones. Merry Christams..!!! Bon appetite 🙂

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This Christmas, Let’s care..!!!

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Yoho It’s a Christmas. The favorite time of the year.

Everything looks so beautiful, the festivities brings a magical aroma all around. Market flooded with Christmas goodies, sweets and gifts. Sharing gifts and greetings not only brings happiness  but also strengthen the bond. Its a way of expressing our love, emotions and well wishes. Irrespective of the age we drop the list of gifts in the Christmas socks so that Santa can gift us. Yes, gifts has such an enchanting touch that we all become excited like a kid to get it. The festivities make us go crazy in shopping.

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This year i really wish we add on to our list of gifting something which is precious and adorable and that is CARE. Let’s start caring. I am not with an opinion that gifting doesn’t mean that you don’t care. Of Course we do care but lets start caring even for those people whom we don’t know. That could be a stranger on the road, at shopping mall or in a cafe. Or a neighbor living near by or the some familiar faces we just come across daily but don’t share any relationship with them. To be kind to someone no need to share a relationship with them. Nowadays people don’t even care for their own people as everyone is running into a race of chasing materialistic pleasure. But this Christmas not just only shower  the gifts but also bless the people with your care.

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Just imagine the people who don’t even have enough money to buy a new dress or sweets this year. Worst, not enough money to buy a warm coat to protect themselves from strong freezing waves. And think about those people who has everything but not people with whom they can share happiness. And some have their family but still secluded.

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Therefore, gift your valuable time, your concern and your care to your loved ones and even to the strangers. A big tight hug and feeling of being together gives you immense happiness that you have been successful to add magic in someone’s life. So become the Santa of happiness for others. Spread the message of love with your care.

So, This Christmas-Lets’s CARE…!!!

A gift from Santa- Happiness Packed :)

Who says happiness is related to immaterial things only. Yes, I do agree that one cannot buy happiness but experiences and sense of satisfaction you get out of it really makes you happy.  We didn’t even realize with the passing years we have made our life so technology  gripped.33f7655

The above stated line is quite debatable as various pros and cons being associated with it. People think we have become slave of technology. But I don’t buy this thought as I feel my life has become an ease because of it. And how incomplete I feel without it. The people can relate to me especially bloggers. Imagine when your internet networks are weak or all together no network situation. What if your  storage disk gets crashed or your system gets corrupt and nothing is worse than missing your cell phone or breaking it. Few days earlier something similar happened which forced  me to ponder over a thought that technology has become part and parcel of our life.

17th December 2014 at 12:30 pm I was sitting in my office and working on some important project. Though it’s just first half of the day but I was feeling tired (due to work load or chilling winters) and I got an urge to have a cup of mocha. So I thought to stepped down to coffee shop. The moment I stepped outside my office a freezing wind blew against me. Coldness was chilling down my spine; it was a drastic change in weather. Instead of coffee shop I entered a departmental store to pick up some woolen gloves and socks (I still don’t know why I took such decision). So in less than 10 minutes I picked up the things and moved towards the billing counter. Paid the bills and got the packet, and the moment I opened the wallet to put my credit card back I dropped my phone (Galaxy S3).

Very casually I picked it up but after few minutes I realized that my phone screen got blanked. Still calm,I took off the battery and reinserted thinking it will start working but efforts went futile. Now that was a panic moment when I realized that I broke the screen of my phone 😦

I thought to give to a service center and get it repaired and meanwhile put the sim in black berry (my spare phone) which i got 4 years back. But an application freak like me who is active on wordpress, instagram, pinterest, twitter, fb and so on won’t get the charm to access all this on Black berry (no offence, I still love it) And that moment I realized that Breaking of phone is worst than a heart break. Sob, Sob & Sob that was all in my mind and heart.

10342889_10203103322116959_3798202613561980174_nAlthough some of the apps were running good on bb but still the sense of satisfaction was missing.  Therefore no peace of mind and result was no happiness. To clear it, I am not 24×7 on internet or social media addict but yes to a level it has become a part of my life for good.

For few days I managed with my bb but couldn’t check insta, pinterest or wordpress nor can do skype call to my family. Alas, felt so deprived. Now on Saturday the secret Santa made me decided not to get my phone repair rather buy a brand new machine which can make my days normal and bring back the happiness.

On Saturday evening after office santa made me rushed to the Apple store to check the options. We were standing in mid of the store when a sales representative came towards me. He greeted me and before I could say anything  he handed over me a bag and told that its a gift for me and wished me Merry Christmas. Clueless, confused yet excited I took out the box from the packet and it was a brand new Apple I Phone 6.  It was a gift from my Santa who was standing next to me with a mischievous smile on his face and just a glance of a box made me felt it was a moment of “Happiness packed.”

P.S.  A special thanks to my secret Santa. And this blog is posted through my new machine.

Happy Christmas season. 🙂