Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mango Season Trifle - With All Flavors of mangoes







Mango season has already started.  I can see varieties of mangoes coming to the market and  have already started to taste them.  Mangoes are my favorite fruit and I can survive on them without having anything else. Two days back I had bought some Alphonso mangoes to try. As you all know Alphonso mangoes are one of the expensive mango variety and also they are most delicate mangoes too. When I got them,mangoes were semi ripened, but today when I checked them, all mangoes had got beautiful yellow color. So thought to make some recipe from it instead leaving them to get spoiled. Then came up with idea of Mango triple. Triple desserts are the layered pudding dessert which can have multiple flavors into it. But for this Mango triple, I have tried to keep much of the mango flavors in the ingredients like I have used mango cake, mango custard , mango jelly so that the recipe can bring the taste of mangoes in every bite you have. So lets see how to make and assemble the recipe.

INGREDIENTS
  • Mango flavored cake, diced -  1 cup (I used store bought, As you can use simple vanilla cake also)
  • Mango custard - 2 cups (follow the down recipe)
  • Mango Jelly - 1/2 cup (follow the instructions in down recipe)
  • Glazed red cherries, finely chopped - 10 nos
  • Truity fruity - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Whipped Cream - 1/2 cup
  • few crushed almonds - To garnish


 Ingredients for Mango Custard
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Cornflour - 2 tbsp
  • Condensed milk - 1/2 cup (adjust the sweetness as per the mangoes, add if required more)
  • Fresh thick mango pulp - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Preparation of Mango Custard
  • Mix 1 tbsp of cornflour into 1/2 cup of milk.
  • Keep the remaining milk to boil. Lower the heat, add in cornflour- milk mixture into the boiling milk.
  • Stir the milk continuously to avoid any lumps .
  • After few minutes you will see the mixture getting thick. turn off the flame.
  • Now add in condensed milk, mango pulp and cardamom powder. Mix everything well.
  • Let the mango custard cool down completely at room temperature.
  • Then refrigerate it for further use in the recipe.

Ingredients for Mango Jelly
  • Mango pulp - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Agar Agar powder-2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
Preparation of Mango jelly
  • Combine agar agar powder and water into one pot. Mix the mixture well and place it on the heat to boil.
  • When you see the agar agar powder is getting dissolved into boiling water, add in mango pulp and sugar.
  • Mix well and cook the mixture for another 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Pour the mango jelly mixture into the tray and allow it to cool down.
  • Once the jelly is cool, refrigerate it to set it completely.
  • Then slice the jelly and use it in the recipe as required.




Assembling of Mango Trifle
  • Take a glasses of your choice. But make sure they are wide opened glasses with minimum depth.
  • Fill 1/3 the glass with chilled creamy mango custard. Layer it properly from top.
  • Then goes few diced mango cake pieces, followed with chopped  glazed cherries and truity fruity.
  • Then fill the remaining top space of glass with fresh whipped cream.
  • Then top the triple with homemade mango jelly pieces and crushed almonds.
  • Serve it chilled for the better taste.
  • Mango Trifle is ready to serve.















Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Zenfone 2 could dethrone any phone to become the best phone

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Today phones have become so small and handy. They come in all shapes and sizes. Looking at the way the global smartphone market has rejoined in recent years, most smartphone manufacturing companies are hysterically growing their R&D and marketing expends in order to encourage the customer. Design and modernization are quickly the new catchwords. Every company wants to increase market superiority but the big problem is: do they actually feel the client's rhythm?

Taiwanese company, ASUS, seems to at least comprehend what the Indian users want and endure to influence year after year with its greatest in class smartphones. I truly clap their thoughtfulness to particulars. In this blog post, I'm going to express my views on why you must wait for the new ASUS ZenFone 2 and what can you anticipate in terms of the phones features and looks.

1.Appearance
There is a famous proverb which claims “First impression is the last impression”.  ZenFone 2 looks fits this proverb. It embellishes a superior appearance due to its ultra-thin edges. The phone is extremely slim and awfully comfy to hold, making ASUS score high - both in design as well as appearance.

2.Display
This smartphone has a 5.5-inch display. This manufacturing accomplishment is attained by confining the bezel width to bare minimum. Due to this accomplishment the screen to body ratio is a remarkable 72 percent.

3.Performance
Probably the first phone in the mobile world that is loaded with 4GB RAM. It is easy to run many apps concurrently and change between them without any annoyance. In addition, the dual-channel RAM , which is DDR3 gives a big push the new ZenFone 2, making multitasking a child's play. This will also limit the lag or faltering.  The performance is further strengthened by a 64-bit Intel Atom 2.3GHz processor. Also the ZenFone 2 is built to handle download speeds of up to 250Mbps and touch alertness of 60ms.

4. Resolution
ASUS is known to power its PixelMaster expertise for seizing high-resolution images with zero shutter delay. The smartphone also has a 13 MP Rear Camera, 5 P Lagan Lenses with ƒ/2.0 Aperture, Blue Glass Filter, Dual LED Real Tone Flash and Toshiba Sensor. The designers have also ensured that in Low Light mode the phone can capture 400% brighter photos than other closest competitor. This feature also applies to places where light is very dim. The whole credit goes to Pixel-merging technology that ZenFone 2 has developed and installed in this smartphone.

 5. Viewing Angle
The phone has got much better viewing angles than its precursors. Even at acute angles, it will be easy for two people to watch videos without any forfeiture of colors.

 6. Battery Life
With ZenFone 2, there is a gush in the battery capacity from 2,110mAh to 3,000mAh.

7. User Interface (UI)
It is quite surprising to see an updated ZenUI based on the Android 5.0 (or Lollipop). The company first attempt at building a custom Android based UI is not at all disappointing.

8. Videos
It is easy to record up to 1080p full HD videos using ZenFone 2, via the camera's Video mode.

9. Recharging
Armed with BoostMaster technology from ASUS, the ZenFone 2 is equipped to perform fast charging.  The manufactures claim that upto 60 percent of phone capacity can be recharged in flat 39 minutes.

To conclude, ZenFone 2 is a fantastic smartphone with power-packed performance. ZenFone 2 has 27 ASUS and third-party apps, alongside Google apps, which is exciting to say the least. In addition, there will be hardly be any instance where the phone will exhibit slowness while multitasking.
With price tag of around INR 20k, ZenFone 2 buyers will never regret their decision. A smartphone like the ZenFone 2 offers much better performance at a sensible price and is certainly one of the favored leading products in the market now. Go seize the future-ready phone for you and your household.


Monday, April 27, 2015

CelebrateLifeAtIvy



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There are many reasons to be happy. Like marriages, birthday and many of our festivals. Life is the one best gift which is given by god and we all should believe in ourself to be happy in every single seconds of our life. After all, life is  full of joy and happiness. So keep a  smile on your face to bring a smile on our loved one’s face. Some times they are some moments in our life where we become sad and helpless. Never give up in such condition, look forward and try to find happiness on the way you walk.

So I would like to share some few things that make me  feel happy and discover happiness around me.

Cooking- I love cooking. Cooking is my favourite hobby , where I like to try out different cuisines. Whenever I am in sad mood. Cooking completely changes my sad mood into a happy mood. I am very happy to find happiness through cooking.

Blog Writing-  Writing a blog was my dream talent which I wanted to come up with. Earlier in schools and colleges, I would participate in essay competitions and won many prizes. Then I realized my skills of writing and went forward to start  a blog of my own. Writing a blog makes me to stay tension free and always happy in my life.

My Life My Family- There is no such word to express how I love my family. They are the strength of my life. I am very lucky to have a family that keeps me happy all the time in my life. God bless them.

My Profession –  I have been teaching field since 3 years. I  love my profession. Teaching  can sometimes be a hectic work. But I find happiness when I am surrounded by children. They are funny, naughty, cute and mischievous too. But they are one who try to be happy in all time and also makes others happy

Helping – Household work are the routine to every women. Doing household work naturally becomes  a duty of every woman and girl of the house. Being a lovely daughter of my mother. I like to help my mother in all her work and make her happy and of course become  happy along with her. Mothers are always special. Respect her and make her always happy.


So here completes my lists that make me happy. Let me know what makes you happy.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kellogg’s Waale Guptaji Ki Family


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When it comes to breakfast, I am a very fussy soul because the breakfast is that morning meal which keeps you healthy and strong. Then why to skip a breakfast when you know you will stay healthy after having it. So each time when it comes to morning breakfast, I prefer to have a cup of Kellogg’s with milk and fruits. Kellogg’s is the trusted brand with low contents of fat and calories. Kellogg’s brand cornflakes are the more tasteful cornflakes than any other brands in market. Even doctor suggests that to spend a healthier day, we all need to start our day with right breakfast. By having right breakfast we can feel energetic and strong on any day.  Kellogg’s food is the promising breakfast. You will not get bored off by having it every day because you can make varieties of tasty dishes in less time.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Be Happy And Cheer your Life


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Happiness is truly a state of mind and option of living. We have to experience it in life. Happiness can be different in everyone’s life. Our fellow companion’s happiness can also sometimes give us happiness.

In spite of being tough to define the term happiness, there’s something about happiness that has universal call. Almost everyone struggle’s for it, but not everyone will reach it.
Here are some of the proven ways to make you happier and happiest

Yoga to be Happy
Yoga or exercising can be the one of the best way for overcoming depression and attaining happiness. Yoga can make you happier even if you’re not depressed. It calms your body, mind and soul. It helps you to get peace in your life. Practicing daily yoga or exercise helps in reducing stress and keeping us happy.

Right Sleep to be Happy
A right sleep can make it easier to recall pleasing memories. Lack of sleep can make you to get into negative emotions like fear and irritation. Right amount of sleep has a better capacity to solve difficult problems.

Support Your Relationships
Friends and family are everything in life. They bring happiness in one’s life. As per the survey,   spending more time with your friends and family usually makes people much happier.

Smile Costs Nothing
Smile has no cost in doing it. If you do not smile, then it can worsen your mood. Thinking and smiling on positive thoughts can make you happy. When you smile at others, there is also better chance to get back a smile in return. This loop can lead to more positives in your life and the lives of others.

Plan a Vacation with your family.
Planning a vacation with your friends and family can make you happier. Survey shows that people are happy during the initial planning stage of their vacation. After the vacation is over, level of happiness can quickly return to the baseline.

Meditation
Meditation helps us to keep our mind calm and focused. It supports eternal peace and helps to reduce the stress. The physical changes in your brain can make you happy and reduce all the stress in life.
Whether you work from home or in a corporate world, there is lot of tension and stress. Finding a little time each day to meditate can protect your mind-body stability and helps in gaining highest potential for creativity and success.

Follow Gratitude
People who are pleased for what they have, are better able to manage stress, have more positive emotion, and can achieve their goals. The best way to control the positive power of gratitude is to keep a gratitude file, where you keenly write down what you’re grateful for every day. Doing so has been linked to happier moods, greater hopefulness and a better physical health.





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