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It was happiness. We fought together some severe pest attack and survived.
This little budded tree on my balcony gave a real tasty naadan (local small variety) mango.
Enjoyed, just like in the traditional way. First tasted the remains left on the andy (seed). Then had the two thin ones called palaka pool (plank pooled portion) and finally the best parts the metthha pools (the thick bigger cuts). Bliss.
What if I grow a new one from the seed.
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THE DAY WHEN I FELT RICH!
Imagine getting ₹300 all for oneself, some 55 years back. That’s what I got for coming 2nd in Shot Put in Kerala School’s Games, competing without any practice or training.
To spend that much money, when paise 25 was getting three idlies, one big steamed Kerala Banana and a glass of tea. Lots of friends were required to enjoy the booty.
There started my love affair with shot put which lasted till I passed out from University.
Now the affair is restored and I won a gold in shot put today in Kerala State Masters Games in Kollam.
That’s thanks to Masters Games where local, national and international meets are held for age groups.
I am in it for swimming for the past three years. Participation is quite satisfying and medals sweet rewards.
Here are three golds and a silver in yesterday’s swimming competition.
And then, I was an athlete and Masters Athletics is taking place on December 11 and 12 and I am registered for that too.
You don’t have to retire from sports.
Proud to be part of a Champion Team. Happy to contribute with four gold and two silver medals in the Kerala State Swimming Championship in my age group.
Humbled by the achievement.
The sunset leaves a mark practically everyday over the backwaters. And it knows to give something special for Diwali.
Across the water, the Vice Admiral’s residence is lit for the festival. But nothing can match what nature can give.
It’s not IPhone 13 Pro, it’s just the 11 that I have. It had the small circle that came up after the click to rotate once clockwise and then anti, to optimise this picture. Other than that, no photo shop, no editing and ain’t it stunningly beautiful?
മാവു പൂത്തല്ലോ, ഞ്ഞാവൽ കാ പഴുത്തല്ലോ, ഇന്നും കാലമായില്ലേ, ഏൻടെ കൈ പിടിച്ചീടാൻ.
My little mango tree in grow bag is flowering.
It’s a unique dwarf variety, budded which means two varieties of mangoes in one tree.
I know it’s the early flush and usually taken out so that tree matures.
Perhaps I will leave it to the plant to decide.
Super excited to see the flowering buds.
Hence the relevant lines from my all time favourite Malayalam song ☺️ (പാട്ടിൽ കാടിനു പകരം മാവാക്കി)
Tapioca Donuts. Kappa Vada
It’s delicious, it’s crisp and it looks like Uzhunnu Vada, this vada made of tapioca could be a game changer in Kerala snacking.
A friend sent the video of it’s making. Peel and wash fresh tapioca. Cut into small pieces and boil in water till very tender.
Drain off water and mash the flesh with a spoon into a good dough consistency.
Add some finely sliced fresh ginger, sliced onion, cut green chilli, crushed curry leaves, pepper powder and salt.
Mix very well and add rice powder slowly while keeping mixing till a good consistency is reached.
Wet both palms and take a quantity of the mix for a vada shape and make the hole in the middle with finger.
Heat coconut oil in a vessel and when it is boiling, deep fry the vadas.
Tasty tapioca vada is ready.
I used to make virgin coconut oil using the boiling method. I must start doing it again, considering the numerous health benefits of using it.
Research findings are still pouring in, and though not yet fully certified to a Nobel Prize level, the results are highly encouraging.
Once thrashed for it’s saturated fat, it’s now a darling, as fat is good.
Coconut oil is best for cooking, not only for it’s taste, but it has the highest boiling point, making it the best for high heat cooking.
It raises the good cholesterol (HDL) making it great for the heart.
It may help lose weight.
Perhaps a striking feature is available right here in Kerala where I belong. Keralaites have the highest life expectancy in the country, matching the advanced world, and we use coconut oil for almost everything.
The attached ‘Healthline’ article speaks more.