Monday, August 6, 2012


Last weekend, I had the privilege of hosting a meeting for Child Help fundraiser organizers. 

Childhelp programs and services are designed to help children from any situation and let them experience the life they deserve-one filled with love. The principal theme is to provide these children with an environment of love and kindness and with the best possible treatment services so they will see how special they truly are.

Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp
® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp's programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as "models that work." Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.

 Since the meeting was at 10:00AM, I decided to have the meeting in the patio right next to my kitchen garden. 

 I set the table with water-lily china. A couple of hydrangeas from the garden are always a welcoming addition to the table at any time.

The lemon curd and pomegranate jam were served with scones.

The menu includes scones from my new book, Trader Joe's Simply Indian, fruit tarts from my 1st book, Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, vegetarian mini quiches and tea.

Thank you, ladies. I learned a lot about the organization. You are all committed to the cause that you are passionate about. I was honored to meet each and every one of you.

My new book, Trader Joe's Simply Indian Kindle version is ready to order on Amazon.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website


  1. Good going Komali-do they fund organizations in India?The tea and items served the way you did looked good and must have been yummy too!

  2. Your scones look wonderful. I can just imagine how good they really are. You showed us once again that beautiful pieces with a simple centerpiece makes for a stunning table... exquisite.. xo marlis

  3. Looks like the ladies were in for a treat. The table was lovely and the setting was sweet!

  4. Your white fence around your patio is beautiful and then the plants of your kitchen garden makes it so special. The scones sound so delicious and the china with the teapot is wonderful. This is sweet of you to host the fundraiser committee!

    Thanks, Pam