Yogi Tea Cafe – Office Dessert Party

Well…this evening we had some fun. All of our local Dharmic business/offices got together for sweets, stories and fun. There was a little music…lots of eating, and funny stories about Yogi Bhajan and people’s experiences with working in the businesses. It started out with everyone hovering over all the baked goods. Everyone baked some type of dessert. Part of the fun was for the desserts to be judged for our little contest. There were 3 prizes for the top rated sweets. I didn’t go for the idea of having 3 judges, so spearheaded more democratic voting, allowing everyone to issue one vote for their favorite dessert. This made it more fun for everyone trying to choose their favorite. There were lots of good desserts!

I have to say though… Guruka Singh made the best dessert (He won first prize too!). I don’t know what is was called. But it was like an apple cake, which he then poured caramel all over, and plopped whipped cream on top. It was soooooo good that he only needed the votes of the first people who arrived. His dessert finished pretty quick. I’m guessing that everyone who ate it voted. Though I have to confess even though I liked his the best…and Arjan’s second best… I wanted Arjan to win…so I didn’t vote for Guruka. I guess it all worked out…because he won anyways (a $50 gift certificate to a nice cooking supply store).

Note from Guruka Singh: Here’s the recipe for the apple cake I made. My lovely wife, Guruka Kaur, suggested the caramel sauce which made it perfectly scrumptious. She makes everything in my life scrumptious!

Arjan came in third with her delicious “Humming Bird Cake.” My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We won gift certificates to the movies.

Overall it was a fun get together for us all to enjoy each others company and have fun (And there was lots of hot yummy Yogi Tea to wash the sweets down).

Guruka Singh the 1st prize winner in our dessert contest! You can see his empty dish in the bottom left corner with the bottle of caramel. Yummm!

15 Responses to “Yogi Tea Cafe – Office Dessert Party”

  1. Rajwant Singh Kalsi says:

    Please reduce such get togethers to jump on the sweets. Avoid sugar is the suggestion of all the nutritionists.
    This shows a very healthy ambient of Sikh Net staff.

    Rajwant Singh Kalsi

  2. xSHANTIx says:

    im extremely upset that you didnt invite ME to judge the sweet eating contest! i am heartbroken! :p

  3. khaknasheen says:

    What does Guru Granth Sahib tell about Yoga?

    Yoga is an independent faith and probably the oldest Indian faith. The mission of a yogi is to be a Sidh, one who has realized the ultimate and is able to perform miracles. Guru Nanak is said to have had two serious long discussions with them, one in the snow-covered peaks of Himalayas and the other in village Achal near Batala, Punjab. Guru Nanak Dev has written Sidh Gosht, which is the summary of his spiritual dialogue with them. He criticized their practice of remaining Jati, celibate, and claiming superiority over the family men. He did not agree with their philosophy of faith. He rejected them. There are four hymns in Jap Jee advising yogis to practice the right kind of life rather than believing in their rituals and miracles. He also said that yoga is not the right path for achieving the mission of human life and neither is the path of miracles (of which yogis are proud) the path of holy people. ((Guru Granth Sahib) Page 6)

    Sikhs do not follow the path of any kind of yoga. Guru says listening to Gurbani is the true yoga. Kundalni gets awakened (the mission is achieved) by being in Gurmat Sangat.

  4. Gurinder says:

    Yoga is a form of excercise, just like weight lifting, running, swimming, etc. All excercises are good for the body.

    Now, does it matter if you do yoga excercises or other type of excercises to maintain a good health.

    If someone is doing yoga or pilates it does not mean that they Worship YOGA!.

    Without a healthy body how can you sit for 3 hrs do simran. I was very skeptical about yoga at first. then I tried it and found out that after yoga excercises my mind was more focused in simran and for the first time felt the power of Gurbani.

    short comment:
    Those sidhs were after YOGA and other powers only. They did not had love in their hearts for God. So, Guru ji told them that it is useless to do Yoga or other kind of sadhana if there is no love for God.

    And these sidhs were lacking true love in their hearts for God, therefore they were unable to see the glimpse of God.

  5. Guruka Singh says:

    khaknasheen Ji – How about not hijacking the comment threads to serve your own agenda, okay?

    Now…. how about some Lovely Yoga Yoghurt cake? Yum!


  6. SikhsRus says:

    Gurinder Ji,

    Great comments above! I could not have said it any better.

  7. SikhsRus says:

    On this American immigrant tradition of sharing, being an immigrant myslef along with thousands of Sikhs that were not born here but immigrated, Wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Peace and happiness to you all! May Waheguru bless you. Since this is tradition of sharing, please invite your friends and family to a langar or a meal at home.

  8. Guruka Singh says:

    Gosh, Shanti Ji – It’s a long way from Glasgow. I never thought of it. Please forgive us. When you are here with us you will be at all the sweets contests!


  9. kiran says:

    Hi GM ji, kiddaahhh? alright?

    i just wanted to say that you could have at least sent some of the desserts down to London!!!! i think they would have helped me to cope better with all the cold weather we’re getting here!!!! its freezing….

    ok so thats enof moaning from me, Do take care and luv to the wife and kid….:)

    lots of pyar


    PS, it was close to smowing in London today….hope all you’s are enjoying the sun…

  10. Gurinder says:

    happy thanks giving to all of you and happy holidays!

    May guruji reside in our hearts so that we can serve humanity with love.

  11. interesting but misinterpreted thought by khaknasheen…
    kk, i interpret what guru ji said as “don’t just disappear from society, participate in it…”

    which brings my wandering mind to ask you guys for help in finding a book on the history of meditation practices (in the subcontinent and the far east…india and japan)?

  12. SikhsRus says:

    Gurumustuk Ji,

    On October 20th, you posted your toddler video on the blog. The background song by Snatan Kaur, “love of my life” is really beautiful. I would like to know what album is that from if I want to buy it. Could you please tell us the album name and title etc.

    Thank you!

  13. Gurinder says:

    Today I have taken sometime to listen to Satkirin ji’s new CD! Her voice is very soothing and peaceful. the music is expectionally great!!! I was listening by using headphones my mind slowly drifted into Guruji’s feet and the feelings that cannot be expressed by words!

    Truly, Satkirin ji is also blessed with her beautiful, soothing voice.

  14. SikhRus: That song is not currently available. It was on the 30 year annivesary cd set…but it looks like they are sold out and have not made more cds.

    Email me.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dear GMS, thank you for the link to the recipe. I will be surely trying it out. Could you also kindly provide recipes for the hummingbird cake and the raspberry cheesecake if possible?

    Thank you