Friday, August 16, 2013

Nigella Lawson's no churn coffee ice-cream

I scream......
You scream......
We all scream for Ice-cream
Well for me Ice cream is a delicious dessert which can be eaten in any time of the year, 
It's just not a cold tub but a tub of heavenly creamy cold delight.

Nigella Lawson  is my favorite chef when it comes to cooking because her recipes are so simple that even kids can help you making them and No churn coffee ice-cream is on the top of my home made ice-cream list, its just so simple that it doesn't even take much of time and do not call for much of ingredients.
All what you need is just four magical ingredients and you are done....

So lets get started

Ingredients for the Wonder No-Churn Coffee Ice-cream :-

300 ml (1 ¼ cups) heavy cream

175 gms ( 2/3 cup) sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

2 tablespoons espresso liqueur (I replaced it with dark rum)


Whisk all the ingredients together until soft
peaks form, and you have a gorgeous, caffe-latte-coloured airy mixture, 
and then fill 2 x 500ml / 1 x 1-pint airtight containers, 
and freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Serve straight from the freezer.

I know you all are thinking this is impossible how can someone make ice-cream in minutes with such simple ingredients & method but I told you nothing is impossible when it comes to Nigella Lawson's cooking,
even I didn't believe it till I made it.

It's a must try recipe, may be you can make it for your date night or just for fun
I made it to try it out and got appreciated from who ever eat it.

I Love you Nigella Lawson, thank you for this recipe

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blood Donation Camp

Blood is a bodily fluid in humans that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells in short a major part or may be fluid of the body.

A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured. In an hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives.

From one unit of blood, red blood cells can be extracted for use in trauma or surgical patients. Plasma, the liquid part of blood, is administered to patients with clotting problems. The third component of blood, platelets, clot the blood when cuts or other open wounds occur, and are often used in cancer and transplant patients. Cryoprecipitated anti-hemophilic factor (AHF) is also used for clotting factors.

Every seconds someone in the hospital world wide needs blood.More than a million blood donations are needed every day.The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O being a universal blood group. More than a million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.

It only takes about an hour out of your busy schedule and it may save a life. Donating blood may not only benefit the person who received the blood cells but may also improve the health of the donor.

What are the potential health benefits of donating blood?

While the most obvious health benefit of donating blood is the wonderful feeling derived from giving something vital to someone who needs it, the benefits of donating blood may extend far beyond this to having a positive impact on the donor's health.
 A healthy person can donate blood four times a year with a minimum of 3 months’ gap between each blood donation. There are also certain steeps one should follow for donating blood.

On occasion of the hotel's first Anniversary it was decided to have a blood donation camp organised at the hotel with the help of Jeevan Jyoti Blood Bank & Components.

I decided to help some one by donating blood and so did Monu.

The process for donating blood is like wise every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking temperature, blood pressure, pulse and haemoglobin to ensure it is safe to give blood.

Whole blood donation process only takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

It hardly pains but the only problem with me is the fear for the syringe which makes me scared all the more

With Monu it wasn't the same she was all the more smiling, when the syringe was inserted

But once its done I am all fine I hope this fear for syringe goes out of me some day

After we were done donating the blood we were given some refreshments.

 Happy Blood Donation!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pench Safari

I get very excited when it comes to outings, picnics or excursions.
I can't really sleep out of excitement the previous night of the picnic and keep thinking about what I got to pack for the same.

It is important to pack carefully and remember some guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment during the safari.
Well here is the list you would really need when you go on a Jungle Safari
(It took me a day long to think when we were going for the safari last month :p, I am sharing this with you all So that you will save the time that I wasted thinking)


Ensure that you are wearing Comfortable walking shoes, No you will not get a chance to walk in the jungle but you never know when you have to get down of your safari gypsy to run out of an emergency hehehe! jokes apart wearing a comfortable shoes will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the journey, as its a day long journey and wearing heals for safari is a big bad idea.
I wore my Puma Shoes as I find them very comforting.

A Cap or a Hat

When you get seated in that open gypsy for your safari on way it gets very 
windy,so a cap or a hat is must, I wore a woollen cap and my friends wore the cow boy hat.


You can see all the pictures below they will shin on your eyes that's how the sun was when we were there for the safari, So the sunglasses are a must too.

Cloths type

Light clothing is essential for the Indian summer but we travelled during the time of winter so I had carried my woollens too.

Insect repellent and a Sunscreen lotion 
This are Must! Must! Must! for the jungle safari. 
I did applied lots and lots of Sunscreen lotion- Lotus SPF70 but I forgot to apply Insect repellent but thank God! I was packed from top to bottom so I was safe.

Carrying light and handy binoculars will increase your viewing pleasure. 

A camera with extra battery and a good memory card should be handy, as these may not be available everywhere. I am lucky enough that I purchased a Camera recently as you all know.
A DSLR with good FPS will do justice as the animals move really fast, so to capture there wonderful pictures its a must.

Snacks, Water bottle, Rain gear & First aid kit.
This  should be carried for a wildlife destination, since it is usually far from a city or town and will be difficult to buy this as you will hardly find general stores here and apart from that you might be there at the Safari for a long period of time, our Safari lasted for some four hours.

We decided to go to Pench which is in Madhya Pradesh for our Jungle Safari which is located approximately 110 KM from Nagpur, you can book your safari online as well.

She is Teona the youngest kid in our group who is lucky enough to enjoy a Safari in her 7th month of age Lucky you :)

Clicking  pictures from the car window on our way to Pench

We bundled bat ball and badminton for playing at the S kumar 999 Guest house where we stopped for our lunch break, As our Safari time slot was of 01:00 PM

After playing a lot we all had food and rested for a while.
Then we all gathered for our safari, the gypsy that we booked for the safari had come to pick us up at the guest house.

That's what we spotted when we entered the Jungle.
That's a device to keep watch on the movements of  animal, they have covered it up with the branches so that animals do not fidget with it if they happen to see it

That's a deer's horn which might have broken from the dears head and the officers who make rounds in the Jungle might have hung it on the branch as no one can carry it out of the Jungle as its an offence.
I noticed a wired thing after every ten meters or twenty meters our guide use to stop the driver and use to bent down of the gypsy to collect something the next time when he did that I bent to see what is he actually doing and I saw that he was collecting the plastic bottles which were littering around the Jungle which were may be thrown by the visitors which is not good. I made a point no one in our group dose that.

That's a wild cow,the fist animal which we saw when we entered the Jungle

Beautiful natural roads............

I really loved this click of mine

That's a stop over where the guide took us for a break where we got 10 min to freshen up.

We did a lot of modeling session over here, by we I mean Ms.Monali :p
And you know what during this photo session we missed the sight of Tiger cause when we again began the safari after the break we saw other people clicking pictures all were calm and quite and until we reached the spot we had already missed it by fraction of seconds :(

Teona says better luck next Time...........

My Next trip is for sure to Tadoba that is also a great Tiger reservoir located in the state of Maharashtra.

Till Then Happy Safari.