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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BLOG'S 2nd ANNIVERSARY & A NO-COOKING RECIPE

I started blogging from December 28th 2008 on my other blog http://tiruppati.blogspot.com/ with five posts that month. And it was on February 9th 2009 I started this cooking blog. My blog has completed 2 years today and is stepping into the 3rd year.

Trying to find a child's talent at young age is possible. But things change while we (especially ladies) get older......with different cultures, activities, family's interests and too many other chores. Everyone is born with an inherent talent and are outstanding in their own way. But the thing is... WE FORGET OUR STRENGTHS AND INTERESTS. Searching this wouldn’t be easy. Thinking back.. as far as we can...searching our skills, talents and aptitude is not that easy. But if you search, you can find a passion of yours.. It requires a lot of soul-searching, then a lot of courage, learning, experimentation and finally a lot of commitment.


I was not a computer savvy person. I learnt everything myself out of my own interest and passion to do something useful in my free time. Gradually I started learning new things in my computer, improved my photography skills, made new friends, and learned so many things.....and still learning....As traditional food & cooking are forgotten these days, I concentrated more on that. A little routine of my job.. cooking... makes me feel excited.


Blogging has given me a reputation in "Traditional way of cooking" & "Iyengar cuisine". As I told you already, its not that easy to blog. The ingredients, measurements & method should be authentic and perfect. It requires a lot of commitment, patience and passion. But its worth it. Novice cooks are interested in learning things from me and also appreciate my efforts. Youngsters inside and outside India ask me lots of guidances & tips right from puberty to postpartum. And I am happy to share my knowledge with them. My online friends & readers inspire and encourage me.
THANK YOU ALL FOR ENCOURAGING ME TO REACH THIS MILESTONE. And a special thanks to all the "400" friends through friends connect.

RECIPE FOR THE DISH "FRIENDSHIP"

INGREDIENTS:

Understanding - 1 tablespoon

Support - 1 heaped tablespoon

Honesty - 3 cups

Sharing - 2 scoops

Courtesy - 1 tsp.
Praise - a pinch

METHOD: Combine all the ingredients over a period of time, ensure a generous dash of laughter. Mix well till the lumps and bumps are dissolved. Toss with love. Garnish with cheer. Serve generous portions.
The number of servings depends on you. It can serve the whole world, if you really want to. NOTE : Don't ever use the hot spice "plagiarism" because they spoil the friendship recipe forever!!

58 comments :

  1. Shanthi Maami - Congratulations!!!!

    Your blog is always an inspiration to me. And a big Thank You for the authentic Iyengar recipes. I appreciate it all the time!

    And this no cook recipe here is a keeper for life. And beautiful post. Congrats to you once again! Time to celebrate and wishing you many many fun blogging years ahead!

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  2. So sweet shanthika..and so true !if one understands and executes this it would be so wonderful..!!

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  3. A Very Happy Blog anniversary Shanthiji!!!! Loved ur recipe of Friendship!!!!!

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  4. Superb! You are the best:)Great recipe and congrats!! Keep going!!

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  5. Congratulations Shanti Akka on completing two years. Wishing you many more happy blogging years ahead. What a lovely way to say about your blogging experience. double liked your friendship recipe.

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  6. Happy blog Anniversary Mam...
    I tried ur recipe and it has come out well and thanks for sharing....

    Kurinji Kathambam

    Event : Healthy Recipe Hunt -1 (Aval/Poha/Riceflakes)

    Kurinji Kudil

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  7. KUDOS TO YOU FOR A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION OF ALL RECIPES IN ORIGINAL FORM ..i WD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE RICE VADAM (SOAK AND GRIND METHOD)KINDLY POST IT AT THE EARLIEST

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  8. Hearty Congratulations on the happy occasion of 2nd blog anniversary.It is no mean achievement to maintain the high standard and retain the large readership over this long period.Your blog has become a ready reckoner to many for clarifying doubts or for learning a new recipe.When someone approaches me on cooking I direct them to your blog.

    I would like to highlight two strengths in your culinary blog.The narration is crisp and complete missing no details.One could see even the small variations in making the same item are spelt out.The second one is the excellent photography.The pictures whet one's appetite to have the delicacy.Infact I often wonder whether the recipe and the picture compete with each other for reader's attention.
    Best wishes Shanthi on reaching this milestone.We are all proud of you

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  9. Thank you Mama and with your blessings, I can achieve a lot.

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  10. Congrats madam!!!! Keep on rocking...lovely friendship recipe

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  11. Congratulations ! The No-cook recipe is a winner and a must have for life !! Keep rocking !!

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  12. Congrats and keep rocking always as ever..

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  13. congrats on ur completion of 2 years hope u go much higher and higher.Its so beautiful and peaceful and interesting to read ur wonderful article and ur recipe for friendship kudos to u.Long live friendship and sincerity and love in this universe.

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  14. Congrats on 2nd anniv and keep rocking mam. Loved to read the article and the no-cook recipe.Sure its going to b a success :)

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  15. seetha ramachandranWednesday, February 09, 2011

    congrats shanthi! your recipe brought a smile to my lips! garnishing with some cheer ,in my opinion enhance the appeal! :>)

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  16. Ya aunty garnished with cheer. Thanks for your opinion

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  17. Congratulation on second anniversary.
    I liked your blogs, especially ayyangar's cusine's are so nice. I liked deepavali lehyam recipe in your blog,i book marked that recipe.
    once again congaratulations.

    warm greetings

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  18. The best recipe i ever seen in blogger world,i am sure u must be crowned one of the best guru bloggers in south indian cuisine..Ur blog holds a touch with caring and the love ,you spread is an amazing job...The recipe is sure a lesson for every budding blogger...Happy blog anniversary..

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  19. congs on blog's anniversary.ur recipe is the best recipe which everyone should make so the closeness of relations maintained

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  20. Hearty Congratulations and a great write-up!!Enjoyed reading through it!!You are the best!! Keep inspiring us always!!

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  21. Congratulations and thanks to u too for contibuting so many recipes :)

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  22. Congrats shantiji, This recipe surely rocks and your choice of words makes it even awesome.

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  23. Congratulations and Happy 2nd Blogoversary to Shanthi's Thaligai! :D

    I loved this particular recipe...;)

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  24. Congrats Shanthi,Wish you many more success & Happy blogging!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Congrats on ur 2nd blog anniversary, wishing u more and more beautiful years in this blogsphere, love that friendship recipe..

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  26. congratulations for the milestone.U r doing a very nice job.u rock shanthiji

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  27. congrats, I am silent visitor of yr blog and thanks for the recipes

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  28. Congrats Shanthi aunty :) You are one of the bloggers who I am close with and happy to have known you. Love all your recipes and especially like your festival posts. They are so traditional and nice :) Keep it going forever :)

    Hugs to you :)

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  29. The friendship recipe is so cute and very innovative. So true as well :)

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  30. Congratulations... Keep your more beautiful and authentic recipes coming!
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  31. My Hearty wishes and Congratulations on stepping to 3rd yr.... loved all your recipes... fell in love with the friendship recipe too...

    Dish Name Starts with F
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  32. congrats shanthi mami, your recipe also toppu tukker...:)

    Note - Me also same kind of post...:) one year anniversary, come and collect your akshathai to bless me..:)

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  33. Lovely recipe to share on the anniversary :).Congrats and wishing you many more happy blogging years :)

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  34. Hello Shanthi..

    Congrats on your second Blog birthday and i loved u r post and the no cook recipe is a keeper for LIFETIME..WIsh you all success in each and every future endeavors :-)

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  35. Congratulations..May u reach many more milestones like this ..

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  36. Awesome post Shanthi Maami.. COngrats and keep going. Love all your recipes particularly authentic posts. Keep going on your journey. Wish you good luck !!!! The recipe for today is awesome which is very very true.

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  37. Once again i went and read the recipe which i liked it so so much..sure is keeper and well written...

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  38. My heart congratulations aunty and wish u to celebrate more anniversaries..

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  39. Congrats on the milestone! I love the no-cook friendship recipe!!

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  40. congratulation shanthi....u hav so much to reach...

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  41. Hey Congrats on your blog anniversary.. Lovely post and a great no cook recipe..
    Enjoy following you.

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  42. congratz and happy anniversary!! Loved your recipe of friendship :)

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  43. Happy Bday for your Blog.Akka continue the service of providing traditional recipes to the budding cooks.

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  44. Congratulations on the 2 year anniversary,best wishes to you Shanthiji..

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  45. Congrats Shanthi.. A very very happy blog anniversery..recipe of friendship is simply awesome. I lived it very much

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  46. Congrats Shanthi, happy blog anniversary or birthday, whatever we want to call it.

    That is such a wonderful and nice and may I add unique recipe that we should all remember and follow always.

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  47. Congrats Shanthi.Liked your recipe of friendship.May you have many more happy occasions to celebrate.

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  48. Congrats Shanthi Madam ...Loved the friendship recipe ...

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  49. Congrats aunty.. Its a great thing.. your blog's second anniversary and Iam sure This recipe holds good for everyone so every one can have a healthy blogging!!

    Keep up the good work aunty.. congrats once again!

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  50. Congrats Shanthi maami. I appreciate your sincere effort in sharing all your cooking knowledge . By registering all your recipes you are helping coming generations and encouraging vegetarians. Thanks a lot

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  51. Hi mam
    your blog is like a ready reckoner. congrats on your 2nd anniversary.
    Geetha S

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  52. Your blogs are totally worth gift quantify and liveliness.
    cookingrecipetips

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