Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Celebrating 1st Blog Anniversary with 201st post ~ Custard Fruit Parfait, an Event with Giveaway


It's been a year already!!!
Never thought I would make it so long, didn't think I would have so many recipes to post or blog about and so many other things to do around here.
Never knew that I would make so many friends who had the same interests as me, and would learn many new things!!!
Well the realization has set...it's been one year of wonderful food blogging, taking part in events...having an event here at my blog and again...making new friends!

I am writing my 201st blog post...wow!! 200 posts done...yes 200 posts...gosh! I myself don't know how I reached this milestone!...I did reach 100 posts very soon but coming to 200 posts took me a little while, because of lots of breaks in between. But I did make it! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!:))


It wouldn't be possible without you readers and you guys who leave wonderful comments....I am always excited to see your comments and keep looking forward to your comments...that's what keeps me going along with the inspiration and excitement to learn new dishes and read about dishes from your blog. Your support has helped me get this far!! Thanks a lot!!!

For this celebration, I made a Custard Fruit Parfait...very simple and easy to make.
Its a fun dish with lots of fruit and custard on the top. Top it off with some granola for the crunchy texture. Mix and match any fruit and it will be delish.
Since regular is made by mixing the fruit in the the custard, the feel of this parfait is different. Top it off with whip cream if you wish or more fruit.
It's a fun way to make kids help you with this. They can add what ever fruit they like!
This also makes for a perfect fruit salad.


I used Mango flavored custard, which diminished the fact that I had no mango to add in it!...So use plain or flavored custard, your choice!

Ingredients: (I used)

small orange with pulp taken out or cut into small pieces
chopped watermelon pieces
chopped pineapple pieces
strawberries and Pom seeds
some crunchy granola

Mango flavored custard


Method:

Prepare the custard according to the directions on the box.

Chop all fruit into small bite sized pieces.

Add some of the custard to the bottom of the glass. Add the fruit, not in any particular order. Mix them up!

Add some more custard on the top.
Top it with granola and Pom seeds. Add a cherry or strawberry on the top!
Served chilled!
Enjoy!!!



Coming to EVENT....This will be the second event hosted by me, first being Srivalli's MEC-FESTIVE DISHES....You can check that out on the MEC-Festive Dishes blog page (up on the top corner).
This will be the second event here but my FIRST very own Smitha's Spicy Flavors Event!!!

I hope all of you will participate and make this a success for me. Come ON Friends, come and celebrate with me! I will be giving away a wonderful cookbook to the winner! A cookbook every cook wishes to have or cook from ~~ Raghavan Iyer's "660 curries" along with another small surprise book!


This event and giveaway is open to all my readers all over the world!!....I shall ship it to where ever you live...unless and only if the postal service doesn't deliver there, then I am out of luck!!

I want to give all entries an equal opportunity. This is going to be a month long event: -- first 20 days for sending in entries
-- next 10 days for voting

So the readers of my blog, your blog and your friends are going to decide the winner. So blog about it in your blog, ask your friends to come and vote for your entries from the 11th FEB to 20th FEB. SPREAD THE WORD AROUND!!

Follow my blog here and 'like' on FACEBOOK to keep track of the giveaway!

THE WINNER will be declared on the 21st FEB.

Theme: Best Food I have Eaten or Blogged About! Bye Bye 2010, Welcome 2011


- Choose any food or dish and take a picture of it.

- Food has to be something you cooked, cooked by a friend (at a potluck), or from a restaurant (take-out, eat-in, buffet). (PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN)

- You can use a cell phone, camera or any other image capturing device, BUT MUST BE AN ORIGINAL PICTURE TAKEN BY YOU (MUST BE CLEAR)

- WRITE A CAPTION ON WHY YOU THINK IT'S THE BEST FOOD AND DESCRIBE IT AS MUCH AS TO TEMPT US (recipe not required)


RULES FOR BLOGGERS:

- POST ON YOUR BLOG BETWEEN NOW AND 10TH FEBRUARY, LINK TO MY BLOG WITH LOGO

- 3 ENTRIES PER BLOG, ONLY 1 ARCHIVED POST ALLOWED, repost with link and logo

- PICTURE MUST BE AN ORIGINAL TAKEN BY YOU

- BLOG ABOUT IT ON YOUR BLOG WITH THE TEMPTING CAPTION, SEND ME THE PICTURE AND CAPTION ONLY (WHICH I WILL PUT ON MY BLOG ON THE 11TH FEB) 

- VOTING STARTS 11TH FEB TO 20TH FEB

-  THE NUMBER OF VOTES EACH PICTURE GETS WILL DETERMINE THE WINNER

- VOTING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON ANY SOCIAL NETWORKS, ONLY ON MY BLOG.

RULES FOR NON-BLOGGERS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE:

- SEND ME THE ORIGINAL PICTURE WITH CAPTION
- 3 PER PERSON
- REST OF THE RULES ARE SAME


Send in your entries to Smitha.joga@gmail.com with:

Name:
Blog's name:
Recipe URL:
Caption: (try to keep it under 10 sentences):

I will send a confirmation that I rec'd your entry immediately!
All the entries will be posted online on 11th Feb 2011.

I hope you all will help make this event a success by participating....
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful pictures and captions......

Thanks Guys and start sending in the entries!!! REMEMBER to spread the word around!




Sending this and Apple Waldorf salad to Pari's "ONLY EVENT" hosted by Pratibha of "THE CHEF and HER KITCHEN"

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38 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first Blog Anniversary Smitha. Colorful and delicious custard frit parfait.
    Nice giveway and event. Will send mine soon :)

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  2. Congrats Smitha ...wish many more years of blogging to you and what a cool event ..wonderful idea..try to post thing...am already think what I think as best ;)

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you!!!! I am looking forward to read all you new creations. Keep up the great work!!!! Btw: Lovely Mango flavored custard.

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  4. Congrats Smitha and wishing you many more happy blogging years :)..Nice Giveaway..Leme see if I can send in something :)

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  5. Hi Smitha,
    hearty congrats a big milestone achieved and the parfait looks yummilicious. Will surely try to participate in ur event.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  6. Congratulations! wish you many more!

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  7. Congrats Smitha. Wish you many more blogging years. Colourful Fruit Parafit.

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  8. Congrats on turing one with your blog baby...lovely dessert. wish I could have shared it.
    the idea of the event, very unique. but am travelling next week. let me see If I can do something before that.

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  9. Congrats!!! you have a lovely blog... will surely try to participate in this event...cheers :)

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  10. Lovely dish and a wonderful blog...congrats on your bloganniversary...keep up the good work..
    Reva

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  11. Congarts on blog Anniversary Smitha. Lovely event..Keep on going...custrad looks yummy.

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  12. congrats for your anniversary Smitha, that it deg a milestone reach and lots more for you come ...keep it going :)

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  13. Congrats Smitha for ur first blog anniversary,keep rocking gal...Mindblowing and absolutely irresistible custard...

    Awesome event..

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  14. Hi dear- Congratulations on your milestone, I believe it takes a lot of energy to get to this point n beyond..and you have done it perfectly and I know will continue to do so..Good luck!!
    Parfait looks perfect n the event sounds awesome..will surely try to participate..

    US Masala

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  15. Congrats again Smitha. I will definitely participate!

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  16. I wish you many many more milestones. Happy blogging.

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  17. Congrats Smitha , first time to your blog,loved it.Like the idea of voting .
    -Smitha
    http://essence-de-life.blogspot.com/

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  18. Congrats!!! happy birthday to spicy flavors...!!!
    Wonderful event and give away..nice pics too

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  19. Congrats on the milestone Smitha!! Will try to participate!

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  20. congrats smitha ! the event sounds fun -- will participate for sure !

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  21. congrats again...thanks for visiting my blog...will surely participate
    Reva

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  22. Congrats on your blog's anniversary and the pics are looks very nice and tempting smitha!

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  23. Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary and 200 posts in 1 year is really great. Fruit salad looks fabulous, a healthy way to celebrate. Your event and theme is really interesting, will surely send in my entries.

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  24. Congrats again..Fruit parfait looks way too tempting.
    Interesting theme..will def try to participate :-)

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  25. congrats for your blog anniversary. i would surely like to participate in your event

    A new event,Innovative Salads, has started in the Cookhealthy.in, I will love if you will participate in it

    Innovative Salads

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  26. congrats smitha and nice theme...

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  27. I have already been here for this event Smitha, will make sure to participate and and your words about human were all absolutely right and thanks for joining hands :)

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  28. wow...that's gr8...will surely send one soon....congrats for ur anniwersary too...

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  29. Happy Anniversary! Fruit parfait looks heavenly...

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  30. Happy Anniversary dear. Count me in.

    showandtell-vatsala.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Smitha,
    I have posted my entry for the event Theme: Best Food I have Eaten or Blogged About! Bye Bye 2010, Welcome 2011.
    Thanks bye!

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  32. Happy anniversary..parfait looks yummy..

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  33. i have already mailed my entry . Please check it

    Cook Healthy

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  34. Congratulations Smitha.... 200 posts in a year is awesome! Here is my entry http://spoonfulofdelight.blogspot.com/2011/01/brand-new-2011.html

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