There was a glitch in my blog that lost me some e-mails and I just got them back, so if you have written me and you didn't get an answer you will today!
I am not the sort of person who wouldn't help out if they have the chance and I feel really bad that this happened!
I've already answered all people who wrote me. However, I am having trouble with one of the e-mails I've received. No matter how many times I tried, the e-mail kept coming back! So, if Theresa, who asked me about the Despereaux soup reads this, please contact me again!
I'll publish my answer just in case you can't write me back!
first of all I want to sincerely apologize that I've missed your message! Unfortunately there was some problem with my site and I just found a ton of e-mails that I didn't even know existed until now!
I know that it probably is too late for your party and I wish I was able to help you out sooner, but still I wanted to try to make it up to you by at least answering your question!
Unfortunately, I haven't read the Tale of Despereaux book, so I have no idea how the recipe is described there, but the recipe I "made up" was a result of me watching very carefully what the cooks put in the soup when making the movie.
What is fortunate however, is that all the three ingredients you have listed - chicken, garlic and watercress are not going to change the color drastically. I would advise you to use just a little watercress, because he can stain the soup more greener than needed ( not more than a teaspoonful).
Boil chicken breast, then take it out and boil the vegetables in the chicken stock according to recipe. Then cut the pieces to look square ( or rectangle) and add to the soup before serving. It is going to have even better taste.
Everything else is supposed to be by the recipe.
I didn't dare use any meat before, since it wasn't in the movie, but you are giving me a great idea! I actually am going to make it again, with your addition and I'll see how it turns out.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and for sending me a message and I hope you would forgive me answering you so late!
Have a wonderful day,
I am really sorry about this,unfortunately computers are not a thing you can completely rely on! I sincerely hope it wouldn't happen again!
Have a wonderful day, everybody!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Posted by Aneliya Kochneva at 11:33 AM
Friday, August 21, 2009
What an exciting day! Today we choose the winner for the wonderful prize!!!
*I AM EDITING THIS POST TO ONCE MORE URGE NORA TO WRITE ME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE HER PRIZE!
IF I DON'T GET ANY CONTACT INFORMATION FROM NORA BY SEPT. 22ND, I WILL SELECT A NEW WINNER, WHO WOULD GET THE PRIZE.
I have been thinking how should I do this- should I use an online selector to decide who wins the prize or should we do it at home?
I finally decided that doing it at home would be better. After all, who is going to be more innocent and uninfluenced by things than a child?!
So, after my son vigorously refused to be on my blog ;-), I asked my daughter who is so small and sweet, that she might give you her last candy bar our of her good heart :-)
So, here we are!
All names are printed, neatly cut and places in a plastic bowl!
And she "stirs" them well...
And she picks!!!
Who is it, Ellie???
Aaaaaaahhhhh, CONGRATULATIONS TO NORA, THE 11TH PERSON THAT POSTED ON MY BLOG!!!
And one more picture...
Nora, please contact me with your full name and address, so I can send you the prize!
The only thing I want from you is a picture with the prize when you get it! :-)
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN!!!
Thank you all for participating and celebrating my blog's birthday!!! It really means a lot to me and I plan to make an event out of it ;-) Pictures from the party will be provided ;-) unless of course they are not appropriate to show to other people LoL :-D
Happy birthday to my blog! :-))))
P.S I like this! I might give a way some prizes again! :-)
Posted by Aneliya Kochneva at 8:07 AM
Monday, August 3, 2009
My blog is about to turn 2 years on Aug 22nd this year! I decided to do something special for my readers so I am giving you a chance to win an awesome prize!
How you can win?
- In order to win, you have to leave me a comment between Aug 3 and Aug 20! The more comments you leave, the better chance you have to win! Write about what you like/don't like in the blog, what you think of it, what you want to see more of, or just to say hi!
* You can leave comments in whatever language you choose and I can send the package worldwide!
What is the prize?
- The prize is an awesome 1,125 piece Scrapbook kit that you can use for cards, scrapbook albums, gift wrap, decorating picture frames etc.
This is the kit:
What does the kit include?
- 1 Keepsake Storage box with nice ribbon ties.
- 30 ( 12in x 12in) Patterned Papers
- 10 ( 12in x 12in) Solid Papers
- 10 Multicolored flowers
- 1 idea guide
- 50 Chipboard Alphas
- 31 Chipboard Shapes
- 18 Epoxy stickers
- 321 Punch outs
* Acid free Chipboard & Acid and Lianin Free Paper
- May you see what's inside the kit?
Yes, you may!:-)
I am waiting for your comments!
Posted by Aneliya Kochneva at 10:56 AM