we left the hospital and came to my brother’s house at HSR Layout. For two days we did not go to hospital as he was in ICU. but there were visitors like my brother, his friend and my sister-in-law as she was not there for first day. That morning at 4 o’clock my brother woke us up saying its an emergency. Doctors called him saying there is an emergency and dad is in critical condition and they need his signature. As it was early morning ICU was empty, so they allowed us to be with him. And somewhere even they … Continue reading LONGEST JOURNEY OF MY LIFE (PART 2)
LIFE is a journey from birth to death in between we pass through many journeys; emotional, physical, mental and few unpredictable. Most of the time sad journeys are the longest than happy ones. My longest journey were those 8-9 hrs journey of my father’s last breath from Mangalore to Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore. It was our last hope just for the sake of self-satisfaction that we tried our level best to save his life. In Islam it is said that – “Time and the place of death is always pre-determined and we will reach that … Continue reading LONGEST JOURNEY OF MY LIFE (PART 1)
Here I bring yet another adventure of Mommy ‘n’ Princess “A Healthy Homemade Ice-cream”. This effort of mine came in as a result of my sister’s request to prepare an ice cream which could be healthy. First of all I wondered how would I make an ice cream! Will that be even possible? Then I thought lets give it a try. But again my thoughts were how would I make a healthy one. I wasn’t sure if I can actually make healthy ice creams. A series of discussion kept running inside me regarding healthy and non-healthy things to consider.
As I continued thinking the first thought was what could be a healthy ice cream? Probably an ice cream without binding agents and without any added chemicals. So I started with minimum available ingredients at home, such as:
2 cups full cream milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 extra tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp of salt.
1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
I mixed all the ingredients together and churned it using a hand blender. When the mixture turned into a bubbled structure I covered it and kept it in the freezer. Again when I checked it after half an hour the consistency was same and there was no ice formation. So after another half an hour I checked again and I could see it had started to freeze over the edges. Now I took my blender again churned it till the ice got turned into liquid and kept it back in the freezer. Now I started to check every one-hour as I had analyzed the freezing time of my fridge. I repeated this process 4 to 5 times.
My toughest task was to wait for an hour, as my princess would come to me asking every fifteen minutes –
“Mamma is it ready?”
She was very excited that her favorite vanilla ice cream was being made at home that too in a healthy way.
This time it took me a little while to check my ice cream, may be around two hours. So, the texture of the ice cream was hard like ice but I was able to break it easily with the blender. Again I churned it until I got a creamy texture and kept it back in the freezer. After a while when I checked again, I was so glad to see that it didn’t form an iced texture this time. Finally my ice cream was in the actual ice-cream form. Therefore, with a happy mood I served my home made healthy ice cream to my super excited princess. But my happy mood turned into a sad one pretty soon as she did not like the taste of it and started asking me if we can make some junk ice cream next.
Yes I have to agree that the taste was just fine since I just added normal milk. The taste would have been enhanced if I had used Almond milk or heavy cream. So, I further added ¼ cup of condensed milk and churned it again. After churning twice with a gap of an hour, my ice cream got its real shape and taste.
Yaay!! I was finally able to scoop my ice cream with a spoon. Ultimately our ice cream adventure came to an end. Continue reading “ICE CREAM ADVENTURE”
All the mothers of little prince and princess will surely know what all are their growing demands and what all effort we have to put in order to fulfill them. So this time I had to become a baker. You may think what is the big deal about this; well I had never used an oven in my life. This was the first time I tried and it was to fulfill my daughter’s demand. So her demand was to bake a cake. I was like! Cake! Seriously!! I was not at all sure about the result. So as … Continue reading Mommy Goes Baking
According to the dictionary there are various definitions for the word “space”; during childhood we were taught the meaning of space as “A continuous area or expanse, which is free, available or unoccupied”. NASA may define space as “the region beyond the earth’s atmosphere or beyond the solar system and so on.” But here I am not discussing about any of these. What is space according to you? A mother, a father, a child, a husband and a wife may have different definitions for space in their life. Surprisingly I found the meaning of the space … Continue reading P.S – THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT SCIENCE
A dialogue in a trailer of a Hindi movie Badrinath ki Dulhania has actually inspired me to write this post. The dialog goes like this ”Pyar important hain per us se bhi zyada izzath.”[Love is important but more than that dignity is important]. It is one of my strongest belief that between a couple there should be respect even before love. If you can’t respect each other then the love remains meaningless. Whenever I hear the separation news of couples I keep thinking that, what could have been the reason that ended such a long relationship. I also understand that … Continue reading RESPECT BEFORE YOU LOVE