Featured Wisteria product: Beehive Hose Holder w2436
Featured Wisteria product: Small Rococo Mirror w2937
Asad is our IT Manager. He comes to the rescue when something goes wrong with our computers and calmly deals with all the requests we have for our website.
What are your favorite things about working at Wisteria?
I enjoy working at Wisteria because of its friendly atmosphere and the great group of people that I get to learn from everyday. By working here, I have learned many things and have gained a lot of experience.
What is one thing about you people probably don’t know?
I am a huge college football fan. Hook ‘em Horns!
What is your favorite place to visit?
Miami. The weather in Miami is beautiful throughout most of the year.
What is the one place in the world you’ve never been but would love to go?
It’s really hard to pick one place but if I have to, I would love to go to Denmark.
What is your favorite Wisteria item?
What is your most treasured item?
Family and friends.
How many/what languages do you speak?
Three: English, Urdu, and Hindi
My one indulgence is:
The computer/internet I can’t live without it.
Craziest food ever eaten:
Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroon at the State Fair of Texas.
Favorite spot in my house:
My living room with the huge TV so I can watch my football.
Italian. I love Olive Garden
Featured Wisteria product: Very Old Stone Wall Lamp w701
Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Whether you think they are pests or pets, squirrels have a funny aspect to them that we love. In celebration of this holiday, we’d like to share a few photos. And to keep the appreciation going all year round, here’s a few of our favorite squirrel items.
Fore more info, you can read an article about the holiday here.
In February 2009, we featured One Vision International in our catalog. In the recent years, they have been working in Haiti building an orphanage for over 100 children who had either been abandoned or whose parents couldn’t take care of them. The Haitian director and his wife have been taking care of the children since they first found them.
Click here to read an update from One Vision about their work in Haiti since the earthquake hit only a few days ago. If you’re interested in supporting One Vision and the work they are doing in Haiti, please visit their website: www.onevisioninternational.org
Featured Wisteria product: Vintage Riveted Door Coffee Table w3406
Cold weather puts us in the mood for warm food. One of our employees’ mother brought by a huge batch of her infamous Chicken Biryani to share with the Wisteria team! And she was kind enough to share the recipe with us.
CHICKEN BIRYANI: Ingredients for Chicken:6 tablespoon oil, 2 large onions, finely chopped, 2 teaspoon garlic and ginger paste, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 0.5 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 5 cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 bay leaf, 2 pieces (1 inch) cinnamon sticks, 4 pounds boneless chicken pieces cut into chunks, 2 medium tomatoes peeled and chopped, 4 tablespoon yogurt, Salt according to taste.
Directions (Chicken):In a large pot, put 6 tablespoons of oil and cook onions until they are soft and golden brown. Add chicken and ginger garlic paste and cook for 5 minutes. Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, tomatoes, yogurt and salt. Cover and cook over low heat. Stir occasionally. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Ingredients for Rice:4 cup rice (basmati), 2 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1 bay leaf, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, Yellow food color, 2 tablespoon fried onions, Cooking Spray. Directions (Rice): Wash rice and soak in water for 30 minutes. Then boil the rice with salt and lemon juice until it is three fourths of the way cooked. Drain the water from the rice. Final step:Transfer all of the chicken into a foil tray and spread rice evenly on top of it. Sprinkle yellow food color and fried onions over the rice. Then spray some cooking spray. Cover the tray with foil and bake on 360 for about 1.5 hours.