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The last few days have been exceptionally hot..We have been indoors all day long..spending our time in air-conditioned living room.That’s the only room that has the AC.Sitting anywhere else is out of question,with temperatures soaring,reaching a high of 42degC.
The heat makes it hard to cook and eat.So,we have been feasting on summer treats..cool cucumber slices,peach wedges,freshly squeezed lemonade,thin buttermilk(taak in marathi).Today was the same.We could barely eat lunch..but a plate full of cucumber sticks was demolished quickly by us.And when I was chomping down my share,a memory made me smile.
Summer-time,usually meant a trip to Aaji-Ajoba’s place in Devlali.And when we visited,my aunt would come over with Sofi-Sahil too.And almost second day,Ajoba(my maternal G’pa) would go to the vegetable market and come back with two bags full of vegetables and fruits.And in those bags,among other things were the little cucumbers..similar in shape and size to the pickle cucumber,but white skin and green flesh..yummmmmm.
We could each pick one of our choice and then Aaji would peel it and slice it lengthwise into four pieces and sprinkle some salt on it and give it to each one of us,in our own kiddie-sized plate..The first bite,when the cool sweet cucumber taste hits you,is bliss…Aah…just remembering it makes my mouth water.
Watching Aadi savour her Kakadi(cucumber in hindi),saying yummm with some bites and just closing her eyes and enjoying the others..reminded me that indeed these are life’s simple pleasures.
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True, they are!! Hugs, for putting a smile on my face.
you are so welcome:)
hey Trish aunty
how have u been ?
what a lovely post 🙂 and anything that brings back fond memories is a hit anyday !
cucumber u say…? i need to try that too.
heyy baby 🙂 so did you try the cucumbers?
I found you ! The last I read your blog was that you were saying goodbye to US and after that I couldn’t access that blog at all and was wondering…
We are driking a lot of buttermilk and lemonade here too – its really hot but not anywhere close to the heat you guys are experiencing.
Heyyy you are back!I thought I had emailed you the new url..sorry..but I am so happy,you are back!
Hey trish…thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment and touching base as well. Good to ‘meet’ another Melbourne blogger as well… On that note, had a chat with Goofy and Silvara (http://siggysparkle.blogspot.com) about possibly meeting up. And now there’s you. Would you be interested? Public place and all that, timing convenient to everyone etc?
Heyy Jhoomur,thanks for stopping by.I have met Goofy and would love to meet her and both you and Silvara..I am excited.