Thursday, March 31

DIY-Sun Burst Mirror

This has been one of the DIYs I have always wanted to do. Its so easy yet looks very good when it is put up in the hallway or as a show piece in any place. It took me just 15 min to do this . This will also go for a perfect last minute custom gift to someone near and dear.
Here is my second sun burst mirror completely from waste materials.

Things needed:

1.Hot glue gun
2.Bamboo sticks
3.Mirror of various size.


All that has to be done is just stick the bamboo sticks behind the mirror in any pattern that comes to the mind, and stick the mirrors of various sizes according to the need.



EASY!! The sun Mirror wall hanging is ready!!


Monday, March 21

Food Finds- Turkish

People who love to eat are always the best people. Its very easy to make the epicureans happy. Give them good food. Make them good food or just show them good food! Catching up for good food always brings in happiness, and trying world cuisines is delirious.

Travelling to new places and trying out the local cuisine makes the trip complete. But we have the luxury of eating the authentic local cuisines of several countries just by travelling few miles these days.

Turkuaz cafe, in the college city of bloomington is one such place which serves delicious Turkish cuisine. The ambiance is made to have a feel of turkey. One can choose to sit on the floor having comfortable pillows,cushion and the low table or the regular restaurant type tables. 



There is also a shelf full of authentic Turkish items for sale right from their Turkish delight, to Turkish tea biscuits.

Turkuaz Cafe - Bloomington, IN, United States

Turkish food has a lot of vegetarian options to choose from, which makes it a immediate hit for vegetarians like me.Turkish cuisine has borrowed many elements from middle eastern and central Asian cuisines.As north Indian cuisine has also had the middle eastern influence in them from the years of Mughal rule, I felt a lot of similarities between the both. It just felt like eating home made comfort food.

potato koftesi







Baklava


 A typical mean starts with a soup(lentil) followed by a vegetable dish made in a pot made of clay, often with rice accompanied by salad.

All their entree' come with the house best red lentil soup and salad and the flavorful basmathi rice.




Authentic tasty food, good price and neat ambiance.

check their Menu here.

Address:

301 East Third StreetBloomingtonIN


812-333-7908

Tuesday, March 1

DIY-Make your own side table in 5 minutes


This year has been a busy year, and this is the first blog post of the year.Moving to a new country gives a lot of chances to blog about new places that one gets to visit. But landing on a winter morning, still having 2 months of winter to go, one has no option than to wait for the sun to come out and sit in the comfort of the home.

Setting up the apartment was a task on its own, but when I found two pieces of wood lying around, I couldn't help, but to make a DIY side table.It didn't involve any glue or carpentry efforts, but just to place the wood pieces in an angle that they balance each other out and I just used board pins to support them.

All it took was jus 5 minutes to make this DIY side table.

Things needed:

1. Board pins (for balance)
2. particle boards (any light wood will do)

STEP 1:

Keep one particle board vertically and mark with board pins.


STEP 2:

Place the other particle board horizontally over the verticle one. The board pins act as a support.
place your favorite stuff and goodies on the easy DIY side table.

My very own DIY- harry potter side table

This can also be a night table. Easy, no glue or nails needed, can be disassembled very easily .