Tuesday, 8 May 2018

A Table with bit of Joy&Sorrow!!!

     After slipping into a small mourning break for the loss of a elderly uncle in the family I am back to my favorite zone. I wanted the mourning days to pass quietly as it is a known fact, not to get indulge in any kind of happy moments or activities except pray for the soul to rest in peace. :((((
   Well...as the saying goes that happiness comes in many forms and today I share my happiness with you all by expressing it for the milestone of CG.  Six years have gone by and Crystal Grandeur manifests it's 250th post.
   Sharing my passion and spending time for the blog on table-settings, on decors, on recipes, gardening and on write -ups all together  a total experience and a pure delight for me. Blogroll.... a space to get inspire and to inspire. A big plus of being surrounded by talented and energetic bloggers that turned fellow bloggers into friends and friends into blogging family. With responsibilities, with demand of time and with the never ending story of house hold work....here is the place & an opportunity to share my interest in a most meaningful way. As well tower of joy to do so. I thank everyone for the constant visit and for readership at CG that motivates my return to do more and do well. 
  When it comes to laying a table for a milestone eventuality we give in extra care & touch to bring out the best.  I chose a plain glassware set from my collection and a white cake inscribed with name on top 'Crystal grandeur' to  adore with which I wish to share my happiness & observance. Also happy to dedicate this table to the departed soul who was in all means a Father figure to the entire family and his caring gesture & affectionate words sure to endmost with us.   

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Summer Table Is Here To Say Hello:))

   Summer arrived here almost with a bang. The days are getting hotter and people are reaching out for coolers and Ac's. In table setting scene too obviously it's time to bring out cool summer colors,  finding sweet spots and pulling up chairs for out door settings to enjoy a meal with your nearest & dearest. 
  There is no better way to set a summer table than bringing out your blue wares and combine them with white, pink  and colorful flowers. No going wrong with these combinations which complement each other. 
   Here is a table created keeping in mind for summer holidays and complete relaxation. The different shades of blue wares with mix of white serviette and pretty floral napkin rings a gift from my dear niece and blooms of colorful flowers in the middle gives the season's look.


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Friday, 30 March 2018

Easter is here to celebrate:)

     Bunnies and eggs are symbol of Easter and this table renders a Easter look with them along with a Bird's nest recipe. Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs. The decorated Easter nest, eggs and cute bunnies celebrate the arrival & freshness of Spring that we associate with this time of year. Placing decorated candles and a white Canna bloom from the garden for the center added charm & festivity.
    Here is a simple and easy to make Bird's nest recipe with boiled potatoes and green peas just seasonable for the celebration.

    Scroll down for Bird's nest recipe:) 

              'Wishing Everyone a Fun Filled Happy Easter'

Boiled Potatoes: 3
Shredded Chicken: 1 Cup (For veg preparation boiled veggies like Peas/carrot/finely cut cauliflower be added and coating of egg can be avoided)
Sliced Onion: 1 Big
Green Chili: 1 
Ginger: 1/2 Tablespoon
Garlic: 5 Cloves chopped
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 Spoon 
Red Chili Powder:1/4 Spoon
Few Curry Leaves
Fried Vermicelli: 1 Cup  for coating
Oil: 2 Tablespoon+for Deep Frying
Few boiled green peas for egg decoration

In a pan pour two tablespoons of oil and put cut ginger, garlic & green chili. Fry for few minutes. Then add cut onions, salt and saute till the onions become transparent. Add turmeric & chili powder to it and fry for few minutes till the raw smell goes. Add curry leaves and saute for one minute. Then add the shredded chicken pieces and combine well with the mixture. 
In a bowl mash the boiled potatoes and add with it the cooked chicken mixture and bind it well with hand. 
In a small bowl break the egg and stir it and keep aside. Make lemon size balls from the potato dough. In a plate spread roasted vermicelli. Shape the balls to nest pattern and dip in egg mixture. Roll and coat the ball all sides with roasted vermicelli. In a deep frying pan add oil and fry the balls both sides till it turn to golden brown. Arrange it in a plate and place the boiled green peas on it for the egg effect. Here your bird nest is ready. It is easy , quick and fun too for a celebration like Easter and for children table setting.       

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