Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day special....with chocolate Strawberry and Cake a symbole of love to all my FRIENDS...

Chocolate strawberry.....

Recipe of HERE...
Milk Chocolate Cake....
Dark Chocolate Cake...
Amul ready made dark chocolate use here....

Double boiling method with water... Apply over the cake... Decorate with stripe of fry potatoes chips and chocolate heart...


History & Traditions
The holiday of Valentine's Day probably derives its origins from the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia. In the early days of Rome, fierce wolves roamed the woods nearby. The Romans called upon one of their gods, Lupercus, to keep the wolves away. A festival held in honor of Lupercus was celebrated February 15th. The festival was celebrated as a spring festival. Their calendar was different at that time, with February falling in early springtime. One of the customs of the young people was name-drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man drew a slip. The girl whose name was chosen was to be his sweetheart for the year Legend has it that the holiday became Valentine's Day after a priest named Valentine. Valentine was a priest in Rome at the time Christianity was a new religion. The Emperor at that time, Claudius II, ordered the Roman soldiers NOT to marry or become engaged. Claudius believed that as married men, his soldiers would want to stay home with their families rather than fight his wars. Valentine defied the Emperor's decree and secretly married the young couples. He was eventually arrested, imprisoned, and put to death Valentine was beheaded on February 14th, the eve of the Roman holiday Lupercalia. After his death, Valentine was named a saint. As Rome became more Christian, the priests moved the spring holiday from the 15th of February to the 14th - Valentine's Day. Now the holiday honored Saint Valentine instead of Lupercus

History of Valentine's Day Roses'Oh, my love is a red, red rose' ~ Poets and scholars have likened the beauty of their sweethearts to that of roses. Rose, as the queen of flowers, symbolizes peace and war, love and forgiveness. Valentine's Day is a time to send flowers and gifts to your loved ones but beware! Some of these beautiful messengers may transmit wrong messages. Take the most common flowers, roses for instance.

There are formal meanings of different coloured roses in some cultures.
Each of these meanings is still used in society today, so choose your colour with care.
White roses are for true love and purity of the mind.

Red roses are for love and passion.

Yellow roses are for friendship.
Black roses mean farewell.
Pink roses mean friendship or sweetheart.
History of Valentine's Day Cupid
Cupid, the mischievous son of the Goddess of Love, Venus, is supposedly responsible for people falling in love. According to the myths, anyone being hit by Cupid's arrow falls in love with the first person he/she sees. His mischievous intentions have led to some entertaining situations in various legends. Cupid in the Roman mythology has Eros, the son of Aphrodite, as his counterpart in the Greek Myths. The names of both these Gods are used synonymously with the concept of love today.

History Of Love Knot
Young women in strict Muslim households used to send their pledges of love to young men through messages woven through the knots of a carpet in an Arab tradition. This tradition of sending messages through the knots gave birth to the concept of love knots that continues to this day.

History Of Valentine's Hearts
To a beloved, there is no symbol as important as the heart. To give someone one's heart means to give to him or her one's whole being, for the heart is at the center of one's existence. The heart stands for the most profound and noblest of human emotions- that of love. Through ages, it has inspired millions to rise above the mundane cares and to get lost in the thought of their beloved. Thus a heart, pierced by the cupid's arrow, has become the most famous of the valentine's symbols.
Love, Wealth, or Success?
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked.
“No”, she said. “He’s out.”
“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” The woman went out and invited the men in.
“We do not go into a House together,” they replied. “Why is that?” she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!!”, he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!” His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?” Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!” “Let us agree to our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him.
Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?” The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success. The other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love. Wherever He goes, we go with him.
Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!”


Anonymous said...

Hello Kajal,

I must say u have a awesome blog. Your way of presenting recipes step by step with pictures tempts me to try out ur recipes. and most of all the interesting articles,stories and quotes in between ur recipes make them " sone pe suhaga".

u have a lot of patience...wishing you the best for this new year and many more. God bless u. take care.


Rekha said...

Hello Kajal,

This is Rekha from Bangalore. U have an awesome blog with step by step pictures which tempts me in trying out the recipes u post.

Moreover the articles, stories, quotes act as "sone pe suhaga" in your food blog.

Keep up the good work and hope to find more and more recipes. God bless u and wishing u a very happy new year.


Kajal said...

Hello Rekha,

Heartily thanks for your nice comment for my work. Really I was done good because of the some of nice person as you always inspire me for this good work so I always found inspiration from my blog friend. All this I was done not from me but inspiration of my all blog friends.

Thank you very much for your valuable inspiration...

I also wish that your all dreams come true as par your wish time to time dear.

Have a nice day!!!
Take care...


Anonymous said...

In ur recent post the link for CAKE recipe is not working so can u send it again..
Ur blog is very nice and very helpful..

Smita Srivastava said...

Hi Kajal

First time here thru google ( while serchng for gujrati recipes ) .
Loved the simple yummy n well demonstrated recipes here. Will keep chkng ur blog oftn ...
Happy Blogging

- Smita @ Little Food Junction

Kajal said...

Hello Nilofar,

Thank you for your nice comment and also tell me my cake recipe I forgot to link there...I was done that....

Have a nice day with lots of fun dear!!!


Kajal said...

Hello Smita Srivastava,

First of all thanks for your nice words…

You and your daughter looks gorgeous dear...there is no words of mom-daughter only feel ...

I also visit your blog and you are a artistic dear…I see first time this type of blog with very nice design which I can’t imagine from food...keep it up dear....

Nice to see your little but big food junction…

Have a nice day and give my lots of love to your daughter.


sajitha said...

Hello kajal

Really Great blog

Ritu said...

Dear kajal while searching accidentally came across on your blog ,gone throgh that for an hour and couldn't stop myself to write comment for you and the beautiful work you are doing. First of all thanks a lot for this.though I know so many recipies ,using microwave,oven, there is also somewhere artist in me,created so many things like glass paint,ambozing,acid paint, cross stitch,mirror,embroidery,actually very long list but by heart I m telling you that just felt in love with your blog and though I do not know you ,gave beautiful impression cause it's not only recipies but the way you present is mind blowing.excellent job.will be happy if I can do anything for you. Since last an hour am with you and before starting writing I read the stroy of love,success and wealth!! very beautiful presentation , very hard work !!! just love it.....let me give some more hours on your blog and will write you more....wonderful ....thanks a lot ritu

ritu said...

will be waiting to see on blog kajal

Anonymous said...

Hi kajal,
Tht was the best ever post I have seen so far...its sooo cute, bunnies are so adorable.Makes people fall in love!!
An Awesome blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kajal,

very happy to visit your Blog site, the receipies you have posted on your blog are very simple, & the ingreditants used are easily availabe at home. i surely like to makes all this at home once.

Sheetal Mehta