Friday, September 9, 2016

THINGS TO BLOG, IN FALL 2016

I know, I know that fall doesn’t really started and it’s still two weeks away but it seems like many people already started blogging/vlogging about it, not to mention some business houses are also turned their pages in yellow, orange and red theme.


Side note… I am still waiting to do so.

Every year the season starts a little early in commercials and blogs that by the time it’s about to over, people started feeling little short in ideas, like what to write, what sorts of posts would people like. Here in India, people are still trying to grasp the idea of how to celebrate fall, especially because of weather variation in the country.


So I would not only like to be prepared but would love to help those new bloggers or the old ones with the writer’s block, about fall and associate celebrations of fresh and exciting season that is ready to flash upon us.


This content is for all. Maybe you already have a ton of autumny posts up your sleeve (do share with me in the comment below!) or maybe you’re not really sure when/how to dive in. Well, I hope these ideas will help you out!

20 Fall Blog Post Ideas

1. Let’s start with the classics… Shall we :) Write something quintessentially about fall

2. Write about most useful transitional pieces, like the whole idea behind fall celebrations, stories etc

3. Write some transitional posts.. start with food as summer is almost behind us, write about new menus


4. Create some fall Instagram/youtube/twitter challenge and ask people to participate

5. Test out typical seasonal recipes, go for colorful platters, healthy/sweet/spicy snacks etc

6. Start crafting some dΓ©cor pieces for the upcoming season


7. Follow the fall inspiration; create a wishlist that how you would love to decorate your house this season

8. Recap summer in terms of your creative projects or business

9. What was your favorite thing about fall last year? Could be another start


10. Start talking about how to organize some random harvest-themed dinner party this season

11. Write the life hacks that how people started talking about fall and the weather in your city/state/country is still yucky

12. Bake or make new deserts that could come handy this season, share the recipes


13. Write about your favorite shop/stores where you browse the fall goodies

14. Talk about sales of the season, like thanksgiving sales and what people can expect this year

15. If you are a DIY king/Queen, write out new tutorial having leaves and fall flowers/scents in it


16. Take a favorite Halloween treat or craft from childhood and share with all of us

17. Ask others if they are interested in collabs for the season

18. Decked up your home or space and do the haul posts


19. Do a last year blog recap in between the other relevant fall posts

20. Choose one way to improve your blog this season, do a giveaway. Attract your readers/followers/audience

Now, EXTRA – 5 ideas for those who do not celebrate the season in Hallmark or Target style

1. You may start by making putting small fall or Halloween decorations

2. Do DIYs with your favorite fall colors


3. Write about Indian festivities that 'FALL' in this season and India style of fall decor

4. You may do some general outfits posts for this season (Monsoon-Mild Winter in India)

5. Some decor posts of the season combining Indian festival Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Diwali, Wedding season with the fall touch


Let me know if any idea is new for you guys or prompt you to try (may be for the first time) to write something about the colorful season of fall!

Thanks for reading :)


Mugdha 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fruit Salad on the Menu

Add a little elegance to your salad plate with these colourful fruit salads

Years ago when I first stated this blog, I thought to devote it completely for recipes. In my initial posts I made a few friends online who suggested me to do a complete lifestyle blog, starting from food, decor, travel to books.

My habit of writing recipe left in middle of other updates. I still wanted to open a site called 'Food Library' where you exchanged recipes and ideas and best of all, you made friends with foodies around the world.

Well that's the dream!!

So far I have this platform where I exchange recipes. If any of you make any of these recipes, then do let me know..

Fruit salad is more then just a mare of fruits. Its a diet style that is not hard, chewy ones – which kids would love and it should always be bite-sized so that you eat with ease, just like vacations...


Rainbow Fruit Salad

Ingredients
Fruits
• 250 grams fresh strawberries, diced
• 250 grams fresh pineapple, diced
• 250 grams fresh blueberries
• 250 grams red grapes, diced into halves
• 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
• 2 oranges
• 2 ripe bananas, diced

(Change the fruits according to your preference.. try to pick fruits that are colorful and can make a rainbow)

Honey Lime Dressing
• ¼ cup honey (I use less as I am not fond of an overly sweet fruit salad)
• 2 teaspoons lime zest (zest of 2 medium limes)
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


Method
1. Add all fruit to a large mixing bowl
2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, lime zest and lime juice
3. Pour over fruit just before serving and toss to evenly coat. As it sits for a few minutes, the juices will gather at the bottom, so toss again before plating

Notes:
Instead of lime use the zest of oranges and a few drops of orange juice or orange blossom water for a twist.


Arabian Tricolor Salad

Ingredients
Fruits
• 3 kiwis, peeled and diced
• 2 oranges
• 2 ripe bananas, diced

Sea Salt Dressing (I use it but it can be change according to the preference, like plain salt, chaat masala, lemon dressing etc)


Method
1. Peal and neatly cut all the fruits
2. Decorate in the serving plate and add the dressing

Notes:
Choose any three colors and present in a different way

Salad In A Jar 

Take your fruit salad along to those trips. Stay health :)
Ingredients
Fruits
• 1 cup Blueberries
• 50 grams fresh pineapple, diced
• 2 cups Strawberries
• 50 grams grapes, diced into halves
• 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
• 1 oranges
• 2 ripe bananas, diced

Dressing
Spices
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Orange juice
1/2 cup Yogurt/cream


Method
1. Mixed all the fruits nicely in a bowl and add orange juice
2. Mixed yogurt and sugar together and keep it in a fridge
3. Put all the fruits in the mason jar and pour the sweet yogurt on top


If you tend to eat the same fruit over and over, consider breaking the mold next time. The whole point of trying salad is to add different fruits in your diet in a colorful way.. Hope you all like the recipes

Thanks for reading

Mugdha