Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Winner of BB#2, Etc.

The votes are in, and the winner is jaangri (sweet sticky fried spirals) from Harini of Tamalapaku. Harini, please send me your address if you would like a little gift from me. Congratulations on being the most popular recipe this time around!

I want to thank all of the participants (if I could, I would send all of you prizes because all the entries were fantastic) and hope you will come back to participate in the next round.

Fresh Off the Hooks

I talked about dyeing wool with Kool-Aid and this is what it looked like after another dunking in orange Kool-Aid-

I used this yarn, and another ball of already-dyed green yarn to make these summery citrus hot-pads. Each is green on one side, and orange on the other side.

The pattern for each side is adapted from a slice of summer from BitterSweet. Hannah has come up with many adorable patterns, and generously shares them at no cost- very sweet of her.

My modifications: After embroidering seeds on each orange/lime slice, I added a layer of batting between them for extra padding and sewed the two sides together using single crochet.

The hot-pads were a hostess gift for a dear friend of mine.

Guessing Game
Finally, a guessing game. I visited this kitchen over the weekend, can you guess whose kitchen it is?
I'm back from vacation, and regular programming on One Hot Stove will start in a few days.


  1. yuppp....Julia Child's kitchen!

  2. This kitchen belongs to Julia Child. :)
    Beautiful and creative hot pads. loved the colors.

  3. Lovely hot pads Nupur. Is it Julia Child's Kitchen by any chance?

  4. Julia Child's, absolutely! :) (I saw the movie!) :)

  5. Julia Child's Kitchen at Smithsonian :) Even I was in awe when I saw this.

    Loved the hand knitted goodies Nupur. The colors are so vibrant!

  6. Julia Child's Kitchen!!!! U lucky girl!
    Love the hot pads.

  7. looks like a Julia Child kitchen for sure! orange-lemon hot-pads are a great idea.

  8. the yarn looks yummy! the color is gorgeous, no wonder kids fall for that color soda all the time.

    You were in our neck of the woods?

  9. congrats to the winner and those yarns looks so full of life.Loved those colourful hot-pads Nupur.
    hugs and smiles

  10. The hot pads look wonderful!
    Julia Child's kitchen? remember seing something like this in the movie.

  11. Congratulations Harini.
    Lovely hot pads. I will try to make them too.

    and that looks like Julia Child's kitchen :)

  12. Congrats Harini on winning. You deserved it. Nupur, those hot pads are simply gorgeous. I cannot knit or croche for saving my life. I love it though. And wow, you got to visit Julia Child's kitchen, lucky you !!!

  13. Hi Nupur,

    The dyed yarn looks very beautiful with varying shades of orange. And the hot pads look so nice. You are inspiring me to learn crochet. BTW I have knitted many of your projects from your profile at ravelry.

    And I think thats Julia Child's kitchen I saw on a PBS program.

  14. Nupur wonderful hand work and I have no idea abou the kitchen but it looks magnificient :)

  15. hi,can non bloggers participate for this month's blog bite event.

  16. Congrats to Harini.. those Jaangris were good-looking!

    Nupur, your wool and mats look so bright and colourful! And I guess if so many ppl say thats Julia Child's kitchen, it must be. :D Must have been fun! Have a great week!

  17. But of course, Julia Child's @ the Smithsonian! I have seen it over a dozen times, and never tire of it!
    Wouldn't you love (I know I do) a kitchen like this?? Minus, the high counter tops that is! :)

  18. Sonia- You are correct! Glad you like the hot pads :)

    Preeti Kashyap- Yes, you are right on both counts :)

    Rajee- Right, it is Julia Child's kitchen.

    Shyam- Did you like the movie? I thought Meryl Streep was wonderful.

    Meera- Correct!

    Ashwini- Glad you like them, I wanted bright cheerful colors :)

    Manasi- Yes, lucky indeed :)

    PJ- You're right, that's what it is!

    indosungod- I know, kool-aid colors are quite beautiful and vibrant. Is that you neck of the woods?? Was not sure where you live.

    Jaya- Thanks so much!

    Shivani- Yes!

    Sangeetha- You're right :)

    Mints!- Please do make the hot pads, they look quite cute; they can be made in cotton too.

    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal- Yes, lucky me :) Crochet is really easy in case you feel like giving it another try.

    Garden Dreamer- Oh, what's your username on Ravelry? I would love to take a look at your projects if you don't mind. I was quite pleased with the dyeing- the subtle variegation was unintended but looks good :D
    For me, crochet was a lot easier to learn once I knew how to knit, you can pick it up in a couple of hours.

    Life is beautiful!!!- It is Julia Child's kitchen, now in a museum.

    Anonymous- No, I am not planning to accept entries from non-bloggers. However, it is very easy to start a blog and I hope you participate by starting a blog!

    SS- Thanks!

    Neha- I certainly would love a kitchen like this, but actually it looks like a very homely ordinary kitchen which was what struck me the most. You don't need a fancy kitchen to become a cooking legend ;)

    notyet100- Thanks!

  19. That kitchen belongs to JULIA CHILD

  20. hi nupur,
    first time here..u have a lovely blog..great roundups....u r a mster blogger...th ehot pads looks so cute...great work dear.most of all great write ups.i love pets...seeing ur love for dogs,i remembered my doggy with whom i just video chat...he is far away from me in india..:-(.just stared blogginf few days back..anyways..do visit my blog...comments/feedbacks/suggestions appreciated...
    happy blogging..i m following u

  21. Yes! We live about 25 miles north of DC.

  22. I love the hot pads,especially the orange one.is the cool aid dye permanent.

  23. hi,honestly,im not much of a techie to start a blog.i,m a nutritionist by profession and know only the basics of computer related things.thanks anyways

  24. Hey Nupur! Hope you doing great. Will be sending a yummy recipe for the adaptation blog bites. Do participate in my on going event in my blog. Will be happy to see your contribution.

  25. Oh, I never knew that was a problem, coz I always put it on for events. Anyways, I have changed it so that you don't have to put it on. :)

  26. Hi Nupur, I've lived in this area nearly 14 years now, but I only actually visited the Museum of American History late last year. It is certainly inspiring for someone who loves to cook to look upon those blue-green cabinets and to imagine Child towering over the tall countertops, speaking in that gravelly voice :)
    Delicious hot pads!

  27. Nupur, Mahanandi had asked for specially, this sugar http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01429/turbinado%20sugar.jpg

    which is unprocessed cane sugar and I didn't have it. Makes sense?

  28. Happy Mother's Day, dear.

    Julia child kitchen, I guess.


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