Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tried and Tasted - Roundup

First of all, thanks to everyone who sent me entries. Secondly, thanks to Zlamushka's blog who started this wonderful event and for letting me host it. You can read more about it at - http://delightsofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-2010-tried-tasted-event-zlamushkas.html.If I have left out any one's entry, please let me know.

Coming to the entries in the order I received. There was an entry from a non-blogger which is at the end of this post. Do read about that one too.
Ksenia who made the logo for this event tried Divya's 'Baked Falafel' and blogged about it here. Thanks Ksenia for the logo and for the lovely 'baked falafel'.
Who doesn't know Asha of foodieshope? She tried 'Divya's Kadalai Paruppu Kuzhambu' and made her own 'Chana dal and Carrot Kuzhambu'. Thanks Asha.
Energetic Priya of 'Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes' sends in two entries for this event. Thanks Priya.
She tried 'Bottlegroud Wraps' from Divya's blog and her version is here.
She also tried 'Garbanzo Fritters' from Divya's blog and her version is here.
Denny from 'Oh Taste N See' has two entries for this event too. Thanks Denny.
She tried 'Kathrikai Kuzhambu' from Divya's blog and her version is here.
She also tried 'Kalkandu Sadam' from Divya's blog and her version is here.
Sonal Agarwal sends 'Carrot Rice' that she tried and she blogged about it here.Thanks Sonal.
I tried Divya's 'Kara Kuzhambu' and my version which has vegetables is here.
Nithu Bala from 'Nithu's Kitchen' tried 'Aval Laddoo/Poha Laddoo' and blogged about it here. Thanks Nithu.
Priya of 'Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes' tried Divya's 'Cheese stuffed Jalapenos' and blogged about it here. Thank Priya.
Priya tried another recipe 'Onion Chutney' and her version can be found here.
Sumana of 'Sum's Cuisine' tried Divya's 'Carrot Muffins' and her narration can be found here.Thanks Sumana.
Priya of 'Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes' tried Divya's 'Chilli Tofu' and blogged about it here.This is her third entry. Thanks again Priya.
Niveditha tried Divya's 'Microwave Coffee Cake' and blogged about her experience here. Thanks Niveditha.
 Menaga tried two of Divya's recipes. She tried 'Pretzels'  and blogged about it here.
 She also tried 'Zebra Cake' and blogged about it here. Thanks Menaga.
Ayeesha tried 'Mixed pulses Vadai' from Divya's Blog and wrote her experience here. Thanks Ayeesha.
Sangeetha tried 'Savory Cookies' from Divya's blog and blogged about it here. Thanks Sangeetha.
Vanessa tried 'Paneer Butter Masala' from Divya's blog and wrote her experience here. Thanks Vanessa.

When you think about why people blog, ultimately it is to reach a common person who shares the same enthusiasm in your area. Divya has successfully inspired another foodie who is not a blogger right now, but might be soon. Swapna tried Divya's 'Italian Bruschetta' and her narration in her own words followed by a wonderful picture. Thanks Swapna.

Changes I made to this recipe:
a) Did not mix all the ingredients in a blender.My tomatoes were ripe and sometimes when you blend the tomato and basil and other ingredients, the tomatoes seep out water making the bruschetta watery. I prefer it slightly crunchy and chunky as a topping. So I just finely chopped/diced the tomato and drained off water(only the tomato pieces), then add basil(if fresh finely chopped, I used dried basil powder), olive oil, pepper and salt. Let it sit for a while before topping on the bread and baking. This will give a good taste too.

b) Did not use the French Baguette. Instead used normal whole wheat bread (ready and handily available at home) cut into small squares. In this case- you have to bake the bread more to make it crisp as the bread is soft. Preheat oven to 375 deg., then bake for about 5-6 min(flip them over after 3 mins). After this,scoop the tomato-basil mix and bake for 3 mins.

My experience:
I was very happy with the end result and my husband loved it - is an understatement! The recipe was easy to make, simple and did not require much time or resources. I decided to make this just half an hour before my husband came home and it was ready by then(hence the trial with normal whole wheat bread instead of French baguette).. Thank you Divya..Good one :)
Thank you all. Enjoy the wonderful collection.
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  1. What a lovely selection of Divya's great recipes!
    Thanks, dear Champa,for displaying them in such a nice presentation!

  2. Awesome roundup, lovely presentation..

  3. Beautiful roundup dear. Thanks :)

  4. Nice round up.Missed this event.

  5. Lovely Roundup!
    Thanks Champa...

  6. Lovely roundup Champa. Glad everyone liked my recipes :)


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