3/24/11

Of Alexia, flowers and a small Giveaway!
















Weeks ago, as part of the Foodbuzz tastemaker program, I opted in to try out products from Alexia Foods. Very soon I received a beautiful package with a chic apron and a coupon to try any one product from their  variety of all-natural appetizers or side dishes. Unfortunately for me, it was not as easy to find the product I liked, so finally I bought what I could the Alexia brand Classic french rolls. The first thing that came to my mind was a very yummy tomato basil soup to go with the rolls, but what I am posting here is a very traditional n super hit combination of bread with akhni.























Akhni -- a preparation of meat on which the rice is layered in dum biryani, or you could just say its the base of any biryani dish, is fondly eaten with bread in many Muslim households in India. So when I was making biryani one Friday I thought , freshly baked, warm n crusty bread would be just the perfect thing to have with akhni. So in came the Alexia French Rolls, from the packet to a baking tray into the oven and out came nice n brown n warm rolls which we could not wait to dig into. The rolls were crusty on outside n very light and airy on the inside. 8 of them, I mean the rolls, just vanished within seconds between the two of us (me and my husband)

So its official, I "heart" Alexia, would recommend it to anybody n have my eyes on their new , soon to be in market, Parmesan Lemon Russet Potato Fries... sounds yummy... to you too?


Last weekend was a very pretty one here in Boston, decent weather and a flower show at the Seaport World Trade Center. The flower show was going on for the whole last week but we went there on Saturday with one of our friends, who is a regular visitor there. It was a very fun, learning and beautiful experience and we look forward to going to the next show and the next and the next...


Here are just a few glimpses of the exhibits and flower arrangements



















Coming to the giveaway...this is a very first giveaway to my dear readers, thanks to CSN who is willing to give a $40 gift card to any one reader of Lazzat (from USA and Canada only) CSN is an online superstore boasting over 2 million products, from adjustable bar stools to luggage and bedding ....they have it all.All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and consider yourself enrolled. I would love to know if you have tried your luck or won on other sites for the same. What can $40 get you at CSN ? ...chk this out ... or this ...n this n this n....well, there is a lot ! So hope for the best and good luck

The winner will be announced on weekend of April 9th.

29 comments:

Priya said...

Wonderful giveaway..

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for the chance!

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AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the chance :)
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Tim said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

I would get some ink for my printer

http://www.csnstores.com/Canon-CNM2974B001-UBO1175.html

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Anash said...

Thanks for this splendid giveaway- your blog looks fun!
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Mona said...

Giveaway sounds great! Even I love to eat the akhni along with Naan.

Nostalgia said...

Nice exhibit and a great giveaway

Now Serving said...

So glad to have connected with you on FB - Lovely giveaway - look forward :)

The Food Hunter said...

Count me in! thanks for a great giveaway

Padma said...

wonderful giveaway, I would love to have it!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

It looks like you had a fun-filled weekend. I so want to get my hands on those napkins in the first exhibit. They look like fantastic "props" materials. The french rolls look fabulous!

Hey, Thanks for alerting me to your event. I checked your recommendations and I do like Rachel Ray's Griddle pan.

But If I win in your giveaway this is probably what I would buy - 1.Paderno World Cuisine - 48280-32 - 1 1/2" Stainless Steel Fluted Pastry Cutting Wheel($11), 2.Progressive International - BMAT-10 - Silicone Baking Mat ($9) and
3.All-Clad - T136 - Tools 14" Whisk ($23)

Good luck to everyone!

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Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Alexia sound great.. N love the floor arrangements too..nice post...thanks for letting me knw abt the giveaway....love csn stores...if I m the lucky one would love to buy rachael ray bake wares..thanks dear for the lovely chance...
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Ambika said...

I've seen the Alexia products all over the blogosphere now, I guess I must try them now! And a wonderful giveaway, I had won a giftcard long ago...would love to win one now. I desparately want to buy an ice cream maker for this summer!!

Divya Vikram said...

Nice giveaway. Would love to win!

Divya Vikram said...

Nice giveaway. Would love to win!

Medhaa said...

Thank you for Inviting me, what a coincidence, I was just checking out the toy storage for my baby.
medhaa[dot]chabria[at]gmail[dot]com

Cham said...

I love those rolls, that is a nice giveaway!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Thx for inviting me:)...Nice giveaway....count me in.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Wonderful giveaway. Let's see who the lucky winner is.

KALVA said...

thanks for inviting mee.. fingers crossed!!

KALVA said...

thanks for inviting mee.. fingers crossed!!

VS said...

Great giveaway. Would love to win. Your blog looks awesome. i enjoyed browsing through your posts. I am sure I will come back.

Deeba PAB said...

What a wonderful experience at the fair. Do throw my name into the hat for your giveaway! Thank you.

Gulmohar said...

Hello Rahin, long time...Yeah, it's Spring almost :-) Glad to hear that you are having fun :-)
Lovely giveaway :-)

Torviewtoronto said...

buns look delicious
lovely giveaway

edmontonjb said...

Those buns look perfect. Thanks for the giveaway

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Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love CSN!

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Now Serving said...

delicious loafs and great giveaway!

Kathy Fleming said...

This is an awesome prize! Would love to win!