Luscious Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a herb which is used to make a healthy and a nutritious tea. Chop the grass, put in the water, bring it to a boil and let it steep for 10-15 min. Or add the lemongrass chopped sticks in teapot and let it brew.

India is the biggest producer of lemongrass. It is cultivated mostly in the eastern part of India.

IMG_3249.jpeg
Lemongrass from my garden of earthly delights!

Benefits of lemon grass tea:

  • boost immunity
  • full of antioxidants
  • Relieves menstrual pain
  • ease you in the conditions of cold and flu

Honestly, lemongrass tea gives many other benefits than any vitamin pill.

 

Botanic Beauty – Basil

Basil  is one of the members of mint family. It’s a great leafy herb that originates in Asia and Africa. The best growth of this herb is in hot and dry weather.

28989446-803B-4249-9E00-951A3C0A20E3
A million pixels present fresh basil from my garden 🍃

Used for garnishing, making delicious tomato-basil soup and my personal favourite  -Pesto sauce! Chopped leaves can be sprinkled over the salads.

Pro tip – don’t chop the leaves but tear them for better flavour and aroma 😉
This amazing herb’s nutrients provides health benefits such as good digestion and anti inflammatory.

Hope this post is beneficial for anyone who pops by.

Stay safe and healthy  🙂

Happy Haryali(Green) Teej!

Unknown.jpeg

Wish you all a very Happy Teej, a contribution to Mother Earth!

Teej is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by married and unmarried girls in India. On this day Lord SHIVA and Goddess PARVATI reunite.

images.jpeg

Hindu women enjoy this festival by taking swings in monsoon. As it monsoon season . Every married and unmarried woman applies henna, fills up her arms with colourful bangles, dresses up in Greens (to thank MOTHER EARTH). They hang out with their bunch of family girls and friends share Indian sweet delicacies.

I remember my first Teej, 20 years back, when I got married, my mother  sent me a beautiful green saree( Indian outfit), matching bangles and a basket full of matching make up and last but not the least amazing jewellery made of flowers (which I was supposed to wear).

 

images-1
This is the flower jewellery that is to be worn in Teej.

These are my most mesmerising memories. I wish to do the same for my daughters now !

Stay safe and healthy!

Love

Shilpa

 

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

I really appreciate Phoenix, who nominated for me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, Phoenix is a fantastic blogger. He is always motivates others to write and make them accept challenges. I feel very motivated with his posts.  Check out Phoenix’s blog and follow the same!

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 people and ask them new 11 questions.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post.

Questions :

What is the first thing on your bucket list(or would be on your bucket list)?

First thing on my bucket list is House of my own.

What is your most common typo?

Can’t of any right now!

If you could start a charity, what would it be for?

As per the situation going on with Covid, I would love to work own FOOD BANK of my own, where I can serve the poor with food. Reach out to the maximum people who can’t even have one proper meal a day. Honestly I have started working on it!

What is your favorite GIF?

I really like those Tele tubbies GIF! One of my fav is :

tenor.gif

What are your thoughts on cats?

I feel cats are very cute but Lazyyyyy!

Disney or Nickelodeon?

Without any doubt Disney!

What is the easiest chore?

Cleaning my bedroom.

What is your favorite condiment?

Hmm..Green Cardamom!

What is something you hate, but everyone else likes?

I like this lockdown period 😊 It is a blessing in disguise!

What is your zodiac sign?

Capricorn!

What would your name be if your first name was your father’s middle name and your last name was your childhood favorite food?

My father’s middle name is KUMAR…My childhood favourite food were SW !

so my full name would be….Kumar Sweets !

Those were all given amazing questions!

And… My nominations are everyone who wants to participate .

And you can use the questions given above!

Thank you so much for reading!

Stay safe and healthy!