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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rediscovered pleasures

Eating a moovandan mambazham (a variety of mango that grows abundantly in Kerala) whole....juices dripping down my fingers

Plucking fresh vegetables from the garden

No cooking

Waking up la....te (I do that often), but it's a nice and welcome change when u wake up and find that your daughter has already had her teeth brushed and drunk her glass of milk.

Teaching the little girl to drink honey from a thechi poo....I have no idea what it is called in English, and am just too lazy to google it.....so here's a picture.

25 comments:

sra said...

We used to call that flower ixora, and I was just thinking about its nectar/sipping the other day! I think it's because I saw a very unusual colour of it somewhere - magenta.

Plucking fresh vegs is great fun too

bee said...

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh such a wonderful beginning of the day and its nice way to teach lil things to your gal and an easy way to bond with kids...

Happy cook said...

You just took me back to my childhood, reading about sucking the thecci ppo and the way you explained of eating the mango, well millions of time one has done back at home.
I miss home.

Cham said...

I imagine the pleasure of plucking the frsh fruits and veggies from the backyard.
I remember the flower...

Seena said...

Um, appol naattilanalle, enna thirichu pone, vcn aayappol njaningu ponnu, enthayalum adichu polikku, poorathinokke pankedutho.. :)

Renu said...

I am missing the mango season:(, never knew about this flower, will chk this time in Chennai.

Jayashree said...

Hello - I was just being jobless today and decided to google my own name and see what happens.... "My experiments with food" kinda caught my attention.

You have reminded me of my manga eating days during school holidays and sucking honey from the thecci poovu......mmmmm...would love to do all that again.

Chalo have a great day!

jayasree said...

You took me back to my summer hols... We kids, used to wait under the tree for a mambhazham to fall down. The smell of moovandan mambhazham is enough to make me nostalgic.

Jayashree said...

Now that you mention it, I remember that ixora is what it is called. I've only come across the yellow and red varieties.
Thx, Bee....
Ramya, children are so easily pleased by the little things that are around us....and it makes us look at things with a fresh perspective as well.

Jayashree said...

Happy, take a vacation during mambazha kalam, girl....so you can do all that again.
Cham, nothing matches the satisfaction you get from cooking what you've grown.
Renu, hope you're having lots of fun on your vacation.

Jayashree said...

Jayashree....I do that too....sometimes I google my name and see what comes up. Neways, Iam glad you stopped by...thx....and do visit again.
Jayasree, I never had the patience to wait for mangoes to fall. I always used to throw stones and make them fall whenever I wanted one.

notyet100 said...

umm can imagine how u must hve felt

Cilantro said...

Lovely little pleasures and I guess the kids nowadays miss all those...remember Amma saying the same to me.

anudivya said...

Wow! I remember that flower! I used to love its nectar, thanks for bringing back memories... I totally would have forgotten.
Those were the days! Sigh.

Archana said...

Oh jayahsree, she has to come to a stage of drinking her own milk and brushing her teeth. Days are going so fast...wow..waiting to see her this year end..

Rachel said...

brings back lot of fond memories...

Srivalli said...

wow wonderful Jay...

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Home said...

These flowers are grown everywhere in the south na? I didnt know you could get honey from these.

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the blogger formerly known as sansmerci said...

i dono wat it is called in any language! but i love to suck on it :)

Archana said...

What happened Jay..Long time no see..

Bharathy said...

Yeah, thechi poo is Ixora :)
and yeah I will be BUZZZZZING you next time in chennai..keep your doors WIIIDE open too ;)

hmm jayashree, do you know where I can grab a packet of chocolate cake or any cake mix of Betty Crocker's in Chennai??I am badly in neeed of a few..

Mallugirl said...

thechi poo.. ahh another forgotten memory.

GentleLavender said...

You took me back to my childhood with that pic. I used to love picking those flowers for pooja.

Nowadays, its so difficult to find this flower in Kerala. After all, we export flowers from Tamil Nadu during Vishu and Onam.

Keep writing. Loved your blog.