Monday, December 14, 2009

Terrific Two

Over the weekend, my little pampered space turned two. Two years back, I created this blog and kept private for two weeks before opening my doors to everyone. My intention was to keep records of my family valuable recipes and to share with my family members and close friends. But, I didn't expected any huge number of readership who will be interested what I cook- eat or even dislike.

I was not the one who discovered the kitchen after my marriage. Lucky husband didn't face any in toxic/ inedible food in his plate.
Blogging world opened a wide exposure in different cuisine, photography skills and few web features. I learn and still learning many...
The journey is so far pleasant, smooth and joyful.
I thank each and everyone for your suggestions, valuable comments and support. It would have been never possible without your encouragements to reach such milestone!
After hitting the publish button, this time I will be more existed to read your comments, tell me what you didn't liked so far,  or enjoyed, which category of recipe you wish in future... Bad or Good I am bold enough to go through..... It will help me to keep this place interesting , useful to you.

To celebrate this occasion let's see how easy it is this treat!
If u prefer not to cover the fruits and nuts balls with chocolate. Lucky you are no need to cook at all!

Dry fruits and Nuts balls



Dry fruits and Nuts Balls
Yield: 12 balls
No cooking required

Dates: 1/2 cup 
Golden Raisins:1/2 cup
Almond, pecans, walnuts  chopped (use whatever u like): 3/4 cup
Molasses: 2 tbsp



Method:

Chop finely dates and raisins. Toss the chopped nuts and add the molasses. Mix well and make balls.


For chocolate lovers

Wax paper: to keep the chocolate covered balls.
Dark chocolate (preferably 70% or more): 3.5 ounces - chopped
Heavy cream:  2 tbsp


In microwave safe bowl, add the cream and chocolate. Keep 1 min- 30 seconds, every 30 seconds- take out and give a stir.

Drop the balls with a spoon coat the balls with ganache. Take out and keep in wax paper and let it dry at least 1 hour in  the fridge.

 This would be a perfect holiday gift !


I am entering this chocolate covered balls to MEC- Festive foods event created by Srivalli and hosted in my place.
Hurry up I am waiting for your lovely treats.....
Sending to Priyanka who came up with Its time to Jingle Again

70 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats, buddy. Enjoy blogging and happy cooking. I adore your culinary , photography and blogging skills.:) Keep up your good work.:)

Dry fruits laddu sounds sweet.

Gulmohar said...

CONGRATS !!What a great way to celebrate your blog anniversary..Could I grab one of those ? Lovely presentation :-)

Cilantro said...

Happy Anniversary to Spiceclub. Great pics.

Pavani said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary and thanks for the yummy treat on this special occasion. They look delicious and very professional too.

Madhu said...

Congrats Cham, choco covered fruit balls looks very festive.

Divya Vikram said...

Great way to celebrate the milestone! Wishing you many more successful years of blogging!

Bong Mom said...

Cham

I absolutely love your blog. I love the honest and "close to roots" feeling that I get in your blog along with great pics and recipes.

Wish you many more happy blog years

Rachel said...

Happy Blogversay and what I like best about your space are the no-frill attached recipes and pictures! Glad to have known you through your blog.

SE(Denufood) said...

hey congratulations!!!..great way of celebrating the blog anniversary...absolutely loved the chocolate covered dry fruits !!!

Vidhya said...

wow.. congratulations dear and wonderful way to celebrate this....

Lavi said...

Congrads Cham! Iam Happy, that we started the same day and we are celebrating it with chocolates. Fruit and Nut Balls looks Perfect Cham!

Sonia said...

Congrates on Milestone!!! Wish you many more to come. :) The choco balls and everything looks so beautiful. :)

Soma said...

Cham Congrats! Love your blog and all the recipes, close to home and heart. Wishing you many many more to come.

I have to make these treats.. looks like a gourmet picture postcard!!How absolutely gorgeous. Both the plain and the chocolate versions rock!

notyet100 said...

thanks Cham for this awesome entry,...and congrtas for the blogversary wish u many more ,.i luv ur space and the presentation too,.:-)kepp up the good work,..and keep blogging nd rockin ,..;-)

DK said...

Wow, congrats on the milestone cham..the choco box looks scrumptious! Here's wishing you many many more milestones!

Yasmeen said...

Those are delectable treats.Congrats!

jayasree said...

Congrats Cham..Wishing you many more of such milestones ahead..
Love your recipes and presentation.

Fruit balls make a very nice treat. Gorgeous presentation and click.

Prathibha said...

congrats dear....

They look really adorable dear...wish I could grab one..

Deepa G Joshi said...

Congratulations!!The chocolate balls look tssssss, so very tempting esp for a choco lover like me!! Nice clicks too..

sowmya.s said...

congrats on the milestone..choco ladoos look yumm.

sra said...

Happy anniversary, may you blog for long!

Uma said...

Happy birthday to spice club and many congrats to the mastermind behind that. Dear Cham, wishing you and your blog many many wishes on the happy occasion. The treats are just mouth-watering. Perfect way to celebrate!!

Priya said...

Congrats Cham!!my hearty wishes to ur blog, keep rocking and those fruit balls looks tempting, wat an excellent way to celebrate this great day..

LG said...

ahaa..they look absolutely delectable! slurrrp!...please send me one box :) Wishing Spice Club many more happy and joyous years with yummy and mouth watering recipes.

Happy cook said...

congragulation.I think your blog is like me i also love to celebrate with something chocky :-)
Love those truffels. Wish i could have that box to myself.
I love you place and love that you also give sometimes gravies for both Non and veg ppl.
You know me i like all you sweets things here.

Pari said...

CONGRATS!!! Those nutty balls look KOOOL, wish I could grab a one.

Akal's Saappadu said...

congratulations for the successful blogging dear!!
I have always admired your culinary skills and your recipes; keep up your good work and joy and je te souhaite une très bonne continuation!!
your nutty chocolate balls look so gorgeous; nice gift that we can offer to someone too , simple & great recipe!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

and I see that "Cham's profile" photo is dressed in xmas costumes too, nice!!!

Nandini said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely choco-beauties! I'm a chocoholic! Sweet! Keep blogging with more crackers!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

congrats on your blog turning 2... You have an awesome space here...

Gita said...

Congrats Cham..what a lovely way to celebrate...they look absolutely delicious and the presentation is gorgeous...keep rocking :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow chocolate balls look yummy!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Happy anniversary, wishing u many more such yrs to come!

Laavanya said...

Congrats dear Cham - and what a delicious way to celebrate your blog anniversary.
I love your wonderful recipes and enchanting pics.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats Cham, the treat looks absolutely divine. Great going and wishes for many more anniversaries to come.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Spice Club!

karuna said...

Happy blog anniversary. two great years of wonderful recipes and many more to come.

Rahin said...

It really has been a terrific two ! Congratulations Cham

Dershana said...

congrats cham. and, what fantastic looking choco balls!

Padma said...

Congrats on your blog Anniversary Cham. Nice way to celebrate with choco covered fruit ball. They look perfect. Thanks for dropping by.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

congrats!! lovely picture and perfect way to celebrate....i want the whole box!!

Archy said...

wow, wonderful.. simple and very tempting holiday recipe Cham !! bookmarked !!

Nostalgia said...

Congratulations! you have done well and keep the rhythm going. Loved today's recipe..way to go...

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi cham,
congrats dear:)
i am gr8 fan of ur recipes and pics...do keep rocking with wonderful recipes:)

sayantani said...

Congrats!always enjoy reading your posts. love love love those cuties. lovely presentation and click.

lata raja said...

Congratulations. Many happy returns and many many more birthdays to celebrate!

Srivalli said...

I was waiting wondering when you are going to do this post..:))..Its been a great pleasure knowing you Cham, and those chocolates are real treats!..Wishes for many more years to come!

Usha said...

Congratulations on this milestone Cham ! Looking forward to many more years of fantastic recipes and pictures from you :-)

Priya said...

Congrats..ur blog is too good..Keep up the good job..

ANJALI J. said...

hey cham , hope u remember me.. :)
congrats on ur blog anniversary..lovely pics

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hearty congratulations! Way to go Cham and nice recipe! pretty presentation too!

Sujatha said...

Congratulations girl!! You absolutely deserve to celebrate your accomplishment.. Its been a pleasure to go through your recipes, try them, and also read your comments in my blog! Keep up the same momentum and I wish you many more anniversaries for your blog :)

Happy Holidays Cham :)

my kitchen said...

Happy anniversary.Grab from screen & taste it right now

RV said...

Congratulations!! Wish you more anniversaries... Love the picture.

Sun said...

Hi.. nice posts.. I like ur blog.. Hope u will visit my blog too..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congratulations dear.......I can't see the pics...will visit again...recipe sounds yum.....

Pavithra said...

Congrats and keep going. Love your pic so much dear...

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Cham
Browsing the posts after along time...loved your earlier posts..though it took time to go through them....the chocolate dabbing is interesting post...have awonderful blog anniversary !

Vaishali said...

Congratulations, dear Cham. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.

meeso said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful treat for your blog birthday! I will be looking forward to another year of recipes :)

Homecooked said...

Happy Anniversary Cham :) Glad you opened ur doors for us!

Maheswari said...

Congrats Cham...What can i say..i love u'r blog..

Siri said...

Congratulations Cham :).. May you celebrate many more and your 'little pampered space' jingles forever.

Hugs,
Siri

rekhas kitchen said...

Congrats cham Wish Spiceclub many more years like this Happy blogging.. that choco covered ball s looks so tempting yummmmmmmmmm.

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear,

Shared an award with you, please feel free to collect them:)

Savithri said...

Congrats on your two year blog anniversary. The chocolates look divine!

Sowjanya said...

Congratulations Cham! beautiful pictures..Just like a gourmet chocolatier..and fits right into the holiday season too..

Roopa said...

Congrats Cham :) I like your spirit and also your cooking skills :)

Cham said...

Thanks for your generous kind appreciations and thoughts

Pravs said...

congrats on completing 2 years of blogging. Love your blog and the way you present the recipes with lovely pics each time. Wishing you many more years of blogging and wish to see a lot more of yummy recipes from you :)