Daily Post : Animal


Sophie: our kitten

These are  the photos of Sophie, she is twelve weeks old, she was rescued by SPCA, and was put up for adoption in the PetSmart store. I saw her when my daughter went there to pick up food for Raphael and Gabriel. She looked so cute I had to adopt her.

Raphael and Gabriel did not welcome her immediately. Raphael is very sweet, he is slowly showing signs of accepting the new feline. Gabriel however is not happy at all, he tries to make it difficult for the kitten.

We are hoping he like Rapha will accept her.

Sophie loves to hang out with her older felines, but they are not so excited about her. We tell ourselves, ‘you guys wait till she is a bit larger in size, you won’t be able to bully her.’

My photos are not great, but she moves so much it’s not easy to photograph her.’

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DP Daily Prompt: Wall to Wall

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What do you display on the walls of your home—-photos,posters,artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

When we display anything on the walls of our house, we think of the room. Our living room walls are decorated with artwork, a part of the wall has pictures of birds, another part has animals, still another with flowers. We also try to hang pictures that goes well with the color of the paint on the walls. We try to create nature and how it adds to the beauty of the environment.

The dining room walls have pictures of fruits, vegetables and some gardens with trees hanging down with colorful fruits and vegetables.

The bedroom displays family pictures, there are portraits and single photographs showing different photos of children from the infant stage to the current.

The walls with the photos and pictures is to create happy memories of our family.



DP Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat Post by Ranu

A little snack for me!

A little snack for me! (Photo credit: Sandy Austin)

The event was called "Mickey's Halloween ...

The event was called “Mickey’s Halloween Treat” using this logo from 2005 through 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If this actually happened. Since it is all about candies and goodies.I’d give recipes for a variety of candies,cookies and  my homemade recipe of our famous native dessert “Ras Gullas”(Cheese balls in syrup).Whenever I am introduced to an Urdu speaking person,the first thing they ask me is can you make,”Ras Gullas?”(cheese balls in syrup). I’m sure this recipe will be a welcome treat.

Enough about food.I took some gorgeous pictures of my daughter in the Walt Disney character,”Meredah” she  sowed the costume herself in a week, she also sowed the cape. She did a marvellous job.  I will post the pictures.

I am thinking about some songs too. I hope I can get some scary songs. This will be my treat for the bloggers.It’s a very good idea.

Recipe for Bengali Dessert,” Ras Gulla”( cheese balls in syrup)


1. whole milk– 2 litres

2. white vinegar or fresh lemon juice— half cup

3. all purpose flour– 1 tablespoon

4. butter— 1 tablespoon

For syrup:

1, sugar– 2 cups

2. water— 3 cups

3. rose water— 2 tablespoons( optional)

Method:  boil milk in low heat until the milk comes to room temperature.High heat will burn the milk.Gradually raise the temperature,making sure milk doesn’t burn at the bottom.

Bring it to a full boil,pour the vinegar or fresh lemon juice in the boiling milk,this will help to form the cheese,keep boiling until the cheese separates from the milk and the liquid resembles water.

Take a colander and put a a cheese cloth in it that will drain the water and hold the cheese.Drain excess water from the cheese by squeezing it.

When the cheese cools off,put it in a bowl.You will notice you are unable to shape balls.

Put the flour and the butter in the cheese and mix it thoroughly.

Next start kneading the cheese to make it pliable and soft,enough to shape into small balls,half the size of a golf ball.(use the palm of your hand to knead,just like when you knead atta to make chapatis)

You can make eighteen balls.( cover with a cloth to prevent them from drying up)

Next is syrup:

Pour the 3 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar in a round pot.It should be large enough to hold the cheese balls.Bring it to a boil,test to make sure the syrup feels a bit sticky when you touch it.

Put the cheese balls in the syrup one at a time,making sure there are no cracks,otherwise they will break. when the syrup resumes boiling,cover and let it boil for five minutes at high heat. reduce the heat to medium and continue boiling for ten more minutes,check to make sure the syrup has not dried up ,have some boiling water ready to pour if the syrup is too thick. Leave it boiling at medium another ten minutes. Reduce the heat to simmer and boil for twenty five minutes more,before taking it off the stove put some of the rose water for flavour. My daughter does not like the scent of rose water,so I don’t use it.( take the cover off after five minutes of boiling)

Helpful hint the cheese balls

should not rub against each other, they should have enough room to move independently,otherwise they will break.

If you like your Ras gullas very sweet increase the amount of sugar.