Thanks everybody for participating. The winner for this giveaway is –
Comment #16 – Miz Helen – “Hi Trisha,Congratulations on your 200th post! I have followed your blog for a long time and always enjoy your post. This is a great cookbook that would be a perfect addition to my collection of well over 200 hundred cookbooks. My favorite of all of those is the one that my Grandmother wrote in her own hand writing, it is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us!
Congratulations Miz Helen!
Can you believe it? This is my 200th post. I’m pleasantly surprised. When I started out, I thought I would be able to keep going for a while, but was wondering how long that would be. Turns out I ♥ blogging. I also absolutely love checking out other blogs, getting to know the bloggers and checking out their wonderful creations. Its been really inspiring.
Of course, my primary source of inspiration comes from the piles of recipe books that I own. I can tell you that this habit started a long time ago. I remember right from my college days, I would gather my pocket money and spend it on recipe books, specially the ones with fabulous pictures. In those days, I didn’t really check the index out too keenly. I must also tell you that back then, I wasn’t too keen on cooking. I took special interest only in sweets and cakes. So my first few books were mostly about desserts. I still remember my Mum getting frantic each time I came home with yet another book. I could spend hours admiring them but never really got into the kitchen to whip up something. So her concern was “what ever was I going to do with my ever growing pile of cookbooks, considering I never used them?” Well Mum, I’m glad to report that I now use every single one of them and I’m really happy that I picked them up when I did.
Its now more than 10 years later and I still have a thing for cookbooks. Needless to say, there is also loads of information, recipes and pictures on endless sites and food blogs. So my growing stack of recipe books is in check, though I still add to it regularly.
I thought I would take this occasion to give something back. I want to say “Thank you” to each and every one of you who stop by regularly or just the once, those who follow my blog publicly or silently – in the shadows – I would really like to know you better, so if you are one of those who just stops by once in a while or leaves me anonymous comments, its time for you to step out of the shadows 🙂 and also all you wonderful folks that take time out to leave me comments, I do love comments, so please keep the love coming. And it doesn’t end at that. I’m going to give you the opportunity to participate in my first ever giveaway. I recently came across this beauty of a book on desserts and one lucky ready will have their very own copy.
This gorgeous book is something one should have handy. Its filled with wonderful dessert recipes covering a wide variety of goodies like meringues, souffles, mousses, pies, chocolate desserts, puddings, frozen desserts, fruit desserts to name a few, complete with gorgeous pictures and all.
How to participate –
This giveaway is open to all. Participation in this giveaway is very simple.
1) You need to follow this blog, and comment on this post and let me know that you’re a follower. If you already follow the blog, simply leave a comment and let me know.
I’d also love to hear a little about you. So please include the answer to this question in your comment – How many cookbooks do you have and which one is your favorite? I can’t wait to hear from you. If you don’t want to answer the question, you can still participate, just leave a comment on this post. 🙂
2) You can increase your chances of winning by following me on twitter and tweeting about this giveaway, following My Hobbie Lobbie on Facebook and blogging about this giveaway. Once you’ve done this, please leave me a separate comment for each of these. This allows you 3 additional chances to win.
3) The giveaway ends on 10th June 2012. The winner will be randomly picked and announced soon after. Please make sure I can get in touch with you. If you don’t have a blog, please leave me an email address so that I can contact you.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored giveaway.
It just so happens that I love blueberries. I think a lot of folks do. But you see, here in Mumbai, finding fresh blueberries is impossible. And its the same with frozen ones too. Back in Goa, these little gems grow wild and till date I remember our annual vacation trips to Goa and how we’d go berry picking every once in a while. I used to look forward to it all year. We don’t go there as often anymore, not in the summer atleast. So when I was in Panchgani on one of our weekend getaways, I spotted a Blueberry crush at a Manama factory outlet. I was elated and picked it up at once. I knew this was as close to the real thing that I would get for a while. It tastes divine and even has little berry pieces. And this crush is what I used for this no churn ice cream. However, if you are fortunate enough to have access to the berries, fresh or frozen, I would suggest using it, I can only imagine how much better it would make this ice cream. I didn’t use any sugar, since I used Rich’s sweetened soya cream.
No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream
200g Rich’s sweetened soya cream
Manama’s Blueberry crush, to taste
Whip the cream till it is nice and light and fluffy.
Add the crush to the cream and stir well to incorporate thoroughly.
Taste and add more crush as required and mix well.
Disclaimer – This is not a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.