Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The prize:

One Package of Mouth Freshener: 
After a meal in India (and most Indian restaurants here), you’ll find a small bowl of this put on your table.  Used to both freshen your breath and settle your tummy, you scoop a small amount onto your hand and pop them in your mouth.  There are a several types of these on the market; some have just fennel seeds, and others have a variety of seeds.  They can be coated with a layer of sugar or plain.  I have also seen the plain ones served along side a bowl of sugar crystals
One Indian Side Dish:
Either Navaratan Korma, which is mixed vegetable and paneer (cheese) in sauce; or Aloo Mutter; Aloo (potatoes) with tomatoes and peas in a sauce.  Just warm in the microwave or on the stove top and enjoy.
One Bag of Aloo Bhujia;
A spicy mint flavored snack made from potatoes.  I actually haven’t tried these yet, so let me know how they are.
A Package of Tea, A Decorative Garland and Incense:
Nothing special; just plain tea….but from India! 
Marigolds are widely used in India for religious decorations and offerings.  I’ve often seen garlands like these used in lieu of fresh flowers. 
India has a rich tradition of incense making that goes back thousands of years, and here’s a sample.
A One, Two and Five Rupee Coin with a Ten Rupee Bill:
A whopping forty cents USD.
The winners:

Congrats to Blondfabulous, Kheris and Headless Mom.  Please send your mailing information to: Lfabsits (AT) Yahoo (DOT) com.



Blondefabulous said...

Cool lady! Thanks! (ps- all of that stuff is gluten free, right??) :-)

Kheris said...

OMG I actually won something!!!! Very cool!

hello haha narf said...

congrats to the winners!

I can't find my blog said...


Is that your grandson? Oh the cuteness!

Avitable said...

Congratulations to the fuckers. I mean, winners.