Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes

I am mom of 2 year old naughty daughter. I have responsibility to keep my home neat and clean to protect her health. I believe that "Cleanliness is half your health". Recently I had a chance to review a new product from trust worthy brand Dettol "Dettol Multi-use wipes" . Today, I am going to share my opinion about the product.

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes pack comes with 30 wet wipes, which cost Rs 115/-.Though the wipes are really wet, the opening of the pack is re-sealable type, it prevents the wipes to drying out. It is convinient, easy to use and portable too. 

Images of Dettol Multi-Use Wipes
Uses of Dettol Multi - Use Wipes:

1. To clean the shelves, laptop, baby toys, kitchen countertop.
2. To clean the dirt in face, hands and neck.
3. To kill the harmful germs.
4. To moisturizes the skin.
5. For hygenic and sanitation.

How am I using this new Dettol Multi-Use wipes:

1. Usually I mop the floor with dettol liquid for hygenic and sanitation. These wet wipes made my job easily to remove the sticky and heavy dirt.

2. I carry this wipes in my hand bag to clean my oily skin then and there. Since the PH value is neutral, I dont feel any irritation or rashes of using this.

3. My little one watches rhymes in my laptop while she is eating. She makes a big mess in the laptop with her food hand. Once it dried out, its so difficult to clean up the mess she made. But, with these wipes.. My laptop got back its new look.. It removed all the dirt and spots.. I feel so easy to clean up these now.


 Before and After images of using Dettol wipes

4. Sometimes she keeps her toys in her mouth. I am using this wipes to kill all those germs in her toy.

5. To clean the muddy spots in the car glasses.

6. I keep some wipes in the kitchen to clean up the spilled liquid like coffee, oil., in the kitchen countertop or microwave. 

These wet wipes are such an effective way to wipe the dirt away.
  
Positive:
  • Alcohol free
  • Neutral PH value 
  • Kills germs and other harmful bacterias.
  • Easy cleanand Instant clean
  • Portable and convinient to use
  • Fragrance 
Negative: Seriously I could not find anything negative other than price.

Price: Rs 115/- (30 wet wipes) 

Overall:  It is the best and ideal for instant clean up for skin or any even even surfaces. These Multi-Use Wipes not only help protect your skin from germs, but also keep surfaces germ free.

This New product Dettol Multi-use wipes is available in online shopping websites like Flipkart, Amazon.  I would really sugguest you all to have this instant clean up wipes at home for instant clean.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nethili/Anchovies peera pattichathu - Guest post from Remmy's Kitchen

Hello Friends! Today, I am so happy to have my friend Remya Seam of Remmy's Kitchen at my space :). She is a very sweet person, passionate blogger, lovely mom. I love all her recipes, especially authentic kerala dishes. I would really sugguest you all to visit her page for delicious traditional as well as baking recipes. 
I am so glad that she made my favourite kerala fish dish for the guest post. Thank you so much Remya. Sure, I will try this recipe for my hubby. He loves nethili meen :)


Hi all! I'm Remya Sean of Remmy's Kitchen. This time I'm doing a guest post for my lovely friend Bhawya, a girl with cooking talent as well as creativity! For me she is a friend to whom I can ask any doubt :).. Today I am sharing famous fish dish in kerala in her blog. 


Nethili peera pattichathu /Anchovies in coconut mixture kerala style

It is a traditional Kerala fish recipe. We can use nethili or small sardine fish  for this dish. You may use mango or fish tamarind as souring agent. Ok, let's move to the recipe.

Ingredients:

·  Nethili / Anchovies : 1/2 kg
·  Tamarind / Kudampuli : 4 pieces
·  Shallots / kunjulli (sliced ) : 1/2 cup
·  Curry leaves : 3 sprig
·  Coconut oil
·  Salt

For coconut mixture:

·  Green chillies : 2
·  Grated coconut : 1 cup
·  Ginger, chopped : 1 tspn
·  Chilli powder : 1/2 tspn
·  Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
·  Coriander powder : 1 tspn

Method:

·  Wash and clean the fish .Set aside. Wash and soak the tamarind in water.


·  Take a bowl, add grated coconut, green chilli ,salt ,turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder. Mix well with your hand and set aside.


·  Heat oil in claypot. Swirl the pot so that the oil will spread to the whole area.
·  Now add sliced shallots, curry leaves and chopped ginger. Sauté it well.
·  Add in the coconut mixture and mix it well. Now add soaked tamarind


·  Add cleaned fish and mix it gently with coconut mixture(Amma used to toss the clay pot )
·  Now add 1/4 cup of water and cover the clay pot with its lid. Simmer the gas and cook till almost all water is evaporated.

Note:
·  Another easy method also available for meen peera. May be that is the authentic way. Mix all the ingredients with your hand and add 1/4 cup of water. Now cook it in low flame with 1/4 cup of water. Finally add coconut oil.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Energy in a Jar!

Energy in a Jar

Energy in a Jar!! Sounds interesting right?? Energy bites mix packed into a mason jar makes an attractive gift for any occasion.

For this Christmas holidays, I am planning to gift this energy jar to my surroundings.

It is super simple cute gift made with healthy ingredients. We all need more energy during holidays, so that we can have more fun. This gift is for to boost enery level.

Energy bites recipe is no-bake version, so it's easy to make them too.

Use color printer to make the fancy labels and decorate the top of the jar with ribbon or holiday themed fabric.

Happy Holidays :)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup Butterscotch chocochip
  • 1/4 cup Raisin
  • 1/2 cup Cereal
  • 1 pint Mason jar

Makes : 15 to 20 balls

Step 1: Layer the ingredients

Energy in a Jar

Use funnel or fold paper like funnel shape. Keep the funnel in mouth of the jar and start layering the ingredients as listed order.

Step 2: Add label and instruction



I used online editing tool www.picmonkey.com for making these tags.

I created two types of label. One for Name label and other for energy bite recipe label. Recipe Tag is very important because that will provide instructions on how to prepare energy bites.

Take print out of these two labels and trim it carefully using Scissor and punch a hole in recipe label and insert thread on the hole. Recipe tag and name tag is ready.

Stick the Name tag on the Mason jar lid using Glue.
Close the lid carefully. Tie the recipe tag on neck of the jar.

I uploaded the recipe tag image. you can use that. In case you are designing your own labels, here is the instruction for Energy bites.

* Take jar ingredients in a bowl, add 2 to 3 tbsp of peanut butter. Mix well and roll them into 1 inch ball. Freeze it for an hour.

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(Note : If you are allergic to peanut butter, add almond butter)

You are done!

Energy in a Jar

Friday, December 5, 2014

No Bake Cheesecake with Oreo crust

No Bake Cheesecake with Oreo crust


No Bake Cheesecake with Oreo crust

Cheesecake is a rich, smooth and creamy dessert. It is no-bake version. 
The base crust is made of oreo crumbs, the filling is mixture of cream cheese and condense milk. Topped with chocolate sauce and fresh rasberries. Sounds delicious right??
We all liked it lot.. pls try this recipe.. I am sure you will love it..


No Bake Cheesecake with Oreo crust

Ingredients

For Base crust:

  • Oreo - 20 biscuits
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
For Creamcheese fiiling:

  • 1 - 8 ounce creamcheese, softened
  • 1 cup sweetened condense milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
For Topping:

  • Chocolate sauce
  • Fresh rasberries

Serves : 8

Step 1: Oreo base crust



Take oreo biscuits in ziplock bag, crush them into fine powder using rolling pin.

In a bowl, add oreo crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Mix it well until all combined.

Transfer the mixture into 6 inch round springform pan. Spread and press with tumbler/glass. Refrigerate it until use.

Step 2: Creamcheese filling



In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat it with electric hand mixer until creamy.

Add condense milk and vanilla essence, beat untill smooth and creamy.

Pour the creamy mixture over the base crust and spread it evenly with rubber spatula.

Step 3: Cheesecake topping



Take chocolate sauce and pour drop of circles over the cake.

Use clean thoothpick or skewer, drag through the centre of circle in a continous line.

Top with fresh rasberries and cover the pan with plastric wrap.

Refridgerate it for 4 hours.

Serve chill...


No Bake Cheesecake with Oreo crust

Friday, November 28, 2014

Neha and Nithin

Neha and Nithin are very good friends from college. Now both are working in the same private company. They like each other, but they dint express their feelings to each other. One day, Nithin decided to convey his love to her. He called Neha in his mobile phone.

Nithin: Neha, can you come to our office cafeteria after 5 pm? I want to tell you something.

Neha: Yeah ok Nithin, will see u in the evening. 

Nithin was waiting for her with a beautiful rose in his hand. He looked so nervous and restless. Neha came there after 5 minutes. She guessed that he is going to propose her. Of course, she likes him too... 

Neha: Hey! What's the matter? (She lifted her eyebrows and smiled)

Nithin (He don't know how to start, but then...): Hmmm... I know you too like me and I don't want hide with you anymore. Yes, I want to marry you. I want to live my rest of my life with you. Will you be?

Neha (happy tears rolled down on her cheeks): Yes, I am.... (She blushed)

After a month, Neha's dad found stubble person photo in her shelf.

He got so much angry and yelled "Neha where are you??"

He showed that photo to her and asked who is he? Why are keeping his photo in your shelf??

She said in low voice "He is Nithin. I love him, I want to marry him".

Her dad was worried and moved from that place without saying any single word.  
Neha's dad strongly believes facial hair defines ones personality. Nithin didn't meet her dad's expectations. 

Next day, Neha invited Nitin to her home to introduce him to her dad. 

Nithin came to her home and pressed the calling bell. Neha's dad opened the door and asked him "Hello, what do you want?"

Neha heard her boy friend voice and came from her room . She saw Nithin was standing near the home entrance. She went there and welcomed him.  She gave intro to her dad.

Neha : "Dad, this is Nithin. We both working in same company. He is the one I told you the other day".

Neha's dad couldn't recognize his face. Nithin's well groomed face and formal outfit convinced her father's decision. Later he realised "Nithin is the best companion for his daughter". Next year, they both going to get married with their parent's blessings.


This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at Blogadda in association with Gillette.
An instance when a stubble came in the way of a man's chance to make a good impression.

Accepting tag from RHYTHMUS of Umamaheshwari Anandane. And to my friends who are interested in #WillYouShave, here is my tag BabitaRemya sean, Indrani, Preethi, Umamaheshwari Anandane.

DIY Fancy Leather (Feather) Earrings

Fancy Leather (Feather) Earring

Handmade leather earrings are cute and fancy. you can make earrings in different color leather scrap with different patterns. I love feather earrings so I made a pair of leather feather earring and some simple fancy earrings. To make these Pretty earrings, you will need leather scrap in any color, fabric paints and earring kits.

Fancy Leather (Feather) Earring

Step 1: Supplies needed and Pattern

  • Leather scrap
  • Fabric paints : Gold, Red, Silver
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry plier
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Paper and pen

Pattern:

Step 2: Making of Leather Tribal Feather


Trace and cut the leather scrap with the reference of outer layer of pattern.

Tape the leather (see image) and paint it with gold fabric paint.

Once it dried out , remove the tape.


Now tape the next layer and paint it with red and silver fabric paint. Let it dry for sometime.

After drying time, remove the tape and draw dash line using gold fabric paint in the middle.

Cut fringe on both sides .. Tada! feather is ready :)

Step 3: Making of Leather feather earring


Poke a hole on one end of feature using jewelry plier.

Grab jump ring and earring hook, connect one another.

Now connect the feather with top of the jump ring.

You are Done!

Fancy Leather (Feather) Earring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fragrant Butter Rice / Butter Pulao

Fragrant Butter Rice

Butter rice/Butter pulao is simple, flavorful and tasty dish. It doesn't require more time and preparations. It is one of the best meal for toddlers. My little one likes it lot. 

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter
  • 2 cup Long grain rice
  • 4 cup chicken broth or veg broth or water
  • 1 purple onion
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 cup of frozen peas and corn
  • 1/4 tsp of Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Serve : 4

Method:



1. Wash rice with water and soak it in water for 15 minutes.

2. Chop onion and garlic, set aside.

3. Melt butter in large pan over medium heat.

4. Add garlic and onion, cook stirring until it become translucent.

5. Add peas, corn, salt and pepper. Cook for couple more minutes.

6. Now add chicken broth and bay leaves. Bring it to boil.

7. Add soaked rice into it and close the pan with its lid. Cook untill liquid is asorbed.

8. Butter Rice is ready now!

Remove it from heat, discard bay leaves, fluff the rice with fork and Serve hot.


Fragrant Butter Rice

Friday, November 21, 2014

Butter Fried Chicken


Butter fried chicken is very simple to make. It tastes as well as smells so great. The texture of outer layer is crispy and the inner part is juicy and tender. Try it out, you will love it..


Butter Fried Chicken

Step 1: Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt, divided

Step 2: Marinade chicken


Fried Chicken

Take chicken in mixing bowl. Add eggs, grated garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix all well and marinade it for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Make dry mixture


Fried Chicken

Take a bowl. Add flour, bread crumbs, oregano and salt. Mix them well until all incorporated.

Note: Instead of adding breadcrumbs and oregano separately, you can also use Italian seasoned breadcrumbs.

Step 4: Dredge chicken in dry mixture


Fried Chicken

Take a chicken piece, dredge it in the flour mixture, then dip it in the egg mixture. Now again coat it well in the flour mixture. Keep the flour coated chicken in separate plate.

Repeat the same for rest of the chicken pieces.

Step 5: Shallow fry the chicken


Fried Chicken

Melt butter in large skillet over medium flame.

Shallow fry the chicken in all sides, until it cooked well and the outer layer turned to golden brown color. ( it took 15 minutes for me to fry. Keep an eye on it, do not burnt it)

Remove excess oil using paper towel.

Note: While frying the chicken, cook it in medium flame or else the outer layer would burn easily before the chicken get cooked well.

Done!! Serve immediately with your choice of sauce or mayo.


Butter Fried Chicken

I am linking this recipe to Remmy's Kitchen First yr anniversary and Giveaway event

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles

Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles

Hi friends, today I am sharing simple DIY project. Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles. 
Reuse the empty bottles and make Multi-purpose holders. You can use the holder for charging cell phones or for organizing stuffs like crayons, markers, combs, brushes.
It is easy to make and portable too. So, why are you waiting now! Go and search some empty bottles and make holders for organizing your things.

Step 1: Things required

  • Empty lotion/Shampoo bottle
  • Scissor
  • Knife/box cutter
  • Pencil
  • Duct tape 
  • Sandpaper

Step 2: Peel stickers and Mark the bottle


Wash the empty bottle thoroughly and dry it out.

Peel off the stickers. Then decide the height of the holder and mark the bottle with pencil.

Step 3: Cut along the traced line


Using kinfe/box cutter, cut along the marked line and Sand off the rough edges using sand paper.

Note: While cutting the plastic bottle, please be careful. Do not hurt yourself.

Step 4: Decorate it


I used duct tape and cello tape to decorate it (or You can also use acrylics paint to paint some beautiful design/drawing)

Holder is ready now.. Hope you like it :)

Attach a hook to the wall and hang the holder.

Multi-purpose holder from old lotion/shampoo bottles

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Butter Ball Cookies / Snowball cookies

Butter Balls

These cookies are taste so great and it just melt in your mouth like butter. Here I have used ground walnuts, you can replace it with your favourite choice of nuts like Almonds, pecans etc.. but make sure to grind it finely for better taste and texture. Try this rich delicacy, I'm sure you will like it.


Butter Balls

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Baking time : 10 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen / 48 cookies balls
Recipe Source: Here

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup ground walnut
  • 2 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar + 1 cup icing sugar for dredging


Step 2: Dry Mixture



Combine flour, ground walnuts and salt in a medium bowl

Step 3: Wet Mixture



1. Cream butter in mixing bowl

2. Add icing sugar and Vanilla essence in it. Mix all well using electric hand mixer until fluffy

Step 4: Combine dry and wet mixture



1. Add half of the dry mixture into wet mixture, beat it in speed 2 until all together.

2. Add rest of the dry mixture and mix well to attain dough consistency.

Step 5: Bake it up and roll them in Icing sugar



Preheat oven to 400

1. Take small portion from dough, shape it into 1 inch ball. Place the dough in baking tray lined with cookie sheet.

2. Repeat the same process for rest of the dough. ( Cookie will not spread while baking, so you can keep more cookies in a single tray)

3. Once you shape all the dough, bake it for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

4. Take out from the oven and let it warm for sometime. (Do not let it completely cooled down)

5. When the cookies still warm, remove it to plate, sift icing sugar on it. Roll them in icing sugar and then move it to wire rack to cool.

You are done!! Drizzle some chocolate sauce on this buttery cookie and Enjoy...


Butter Balls
I am linking this recipe to Remmy's Kitchen First yr anniversary and Giveaway event

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