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Wall Piece at Sunday School

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Lukas has been attending the toddlers class at Sunday School. The class is great - age appropriate activities, action pack songs and lively and caring teachers. But some how Lukas is not into craft at all. I just cannot get him to sit and color or anything such. But somehow last Sunday he actively participated in the craft activity of the day. He waited patiently and observed as I dabbed his fingers in the ink to make this finger impression on the pop sticks. He was eager and amazed at how his little fingers could leave impressions everywhere he touched. He didn't mind ink on this hands and face too.

Scripture Cards - 1 Peter 5:7

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My first attempt on Scripture cards.


Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Shrikhand with Puri

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Ingredients for Shrikhand:
Yogurt  - 400 grams Sugar - as requiredPowdered Cardamom - suit to tasteSaffron - a pinchWarm Milk - 2 tbsBlanched Pistachios - handful
Method:
Drain the excess water from the yogurt. To do that you can by hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth or use a sieve with the tiniest holes. Dissolve saffron in warm milk and set aside.When the yogurt is drained of excess water add sugar little by little while stirring the yogurt. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add saffron, pistachios and powdered cardamom to the mixture.Cool in a refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve cold with hot Puries.

Father's Day Handmade Cards

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Here are two Daddy Day cards. This was a request from a friend and I made these for her. I enjoyed making these and hope she likes it.

 I made thiscard for a 11 year old boy to give to his daddy on Daddy's Day. I embossed the starts on a patterned paper and highlighted them with enamel ink.  While the following card is for an older dad. I made a pocket on the card and an insert with a tab that reads # 1.

Mother's Day Card

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A quick and simple Mother's Day card.

Gujarati Muthia

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Ingredients:
1 medium sized grated bottle gourd
1/2 cup Atta
1/2 cup semolina (rava)
1/2 cup besan
1-2 tbsp ginger - garlic-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (for colour)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp of Hing (asafoetida)
Oil
salt to taste
chopped coriander for garnishing




Method:
In a big enough bowl combine the Atta, Rava, Besan, bottle gourd, ginger-garlic and green chilli paste, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, lemon juice, sugar, salt and 1 tsp of oil. Mix well and knead into dough - adding water is not required as the bottle gourd contains good amount of water.Apply a bit of oil on your palm and shape a certain amount of dough into a cylindrical shape.Steam the shaped dough for about 15-20 mins (poke in a knife to check if the dough is thoroughly cooked- if it is cooked the knife should not have any residue- if it does let it steam for another 5-10 mins)Once steamed, let it rest and cool down for someti…