Friday Finds and Awards

After a disastrous week , I found some solace after some surprise awards and some great finds and came back home , a happy person.

I had to drive about 48 miles one way to get these… but what is more pleasurable than eating Indian mangoes ?? I found these lovely sweet kesar mangoes , it cost me a small fortune for a dozen , adding to the fuel prices… but the experience was well worth the price .

Junagadh is famous for Kesar Mangoes (Saffron Mangoes). As the name suggest Kesar mangoes are very sweet and looks like saffron color.( Source : Wiki )

Another find in the local indian grocery store was this,

Mamidi thandra ( Dried mango Pulp), made from combining sugar and mango pulp , layered , dried and cut into slabs

And now comes the awards part :

Sowmya of creative saga has awarded me this award

“Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.รขโ‚ฌย

Thank you for making my day special , Sowmya !

And , Madhuram has given me the rocking girl blogger award!!!

Thank you pal, U made my day!

Have a wonderful, fun filled weekend. See you all next week!

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21 thoughts on “Friday Finds and Awards

  1. bee says:

    i used to wait for kesar mangoes in july in india. they taste awesome and cost less than half of the alphonsos.

  2. TBC says:

    Lovely pics, Dee!
    And I *love* the dried mango pulp. We call it “Manga thera”.

    48 hrs! wow! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Madhuram says:

    The mangoes look so delicious Dee. It’s long time since I have eaten juicy mangoes. My mother has told me that she will get the Banganapalli, while coming here. I love those. I also like the platter very much. Wanted to get that for a long time now.

  4. RedChillies says:

    Beautiful pictures! Bravo Dee. Now we are one of those too :-) We would go any extreme to get our slice of mangoes. The dull mango pulp just does not do it for us :-(

  5. Dee says:

    @bee, yeah Bee, K can tell me all the other varieties …. I grew up eating alphonsos and banginapalli.. thats all Im aware of.. Kesar is a new guest in my home!

    @madhu,happy cook , arundathi,, homecooked, TBC, notyet , ranji ,
    hetal Thanks for the lovely comments , aam papad and the aam both were delicious.. we finished half a dozen since yesterday!

    @cham , u must be getting the alphonso then ??? Lucky girl !

    @ rc , trust me, one wouldnt want to know what kind of things I do, I make sure my friend sends me a huge box of kashmiri rajma from dallas, of course he pays for the postage and rajma, I went to NY last month and got the Panera 3 cheese bread.!!! the guy there was looking at me as if i were out of my mind !we dont have panera here and it wont come here… K has just got used to it :)

  6. Siri says:

    Congrats on the awards Dee. and Mamidi tandra bhale ga undi.. looks perfect.. me opika ki mechukovali.. U drove 48 miles..;)


  7. Swati Raman says:

    lovely pics dee.. .amazing .. thank god i had mangoes in dinner .. else i would have asked garg to fetch me mangoes d way preity zinta does for belgium dark chocolate ice cream in salam namaste.. ๐Ÿ˜€ PJ.. but seriuosly… so tempting…

  8. Dee says:

    @ Suganya, Priya restaurant in tempe gets them every year , they have been doing it since last year!

  9. Dee says:

    just make plans to come to phoenix tgfi, and u can eat as much as dried mango pulp u want!!

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