Tag: summer

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I was looking for something for my husband for Father’s Day and came across this really cool book – Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects written by Mike Adamick. As my daughter has grown older, and does not take afternoon naps anymore, afternoons are wide open for us to fill in with some entertainment. My daughter…

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Aam Panna is a mango cool drink usually prepared during summer, the season of  mangoes. Ingredients: Two big raw mangoes Sugar Elaichi powder Saffron shreds Procedure: Steam cook the mangoes. Cool the mangoes. Peel the outer covering and take out the pulp of the mangoes. For 1 cup of pulp, put 1 cup of sugar…

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Activities for summer holidays on your mind? We have compiled a great list of things to do during this break. Get a splash tub or a water spray or water guns or anything for water play in the backyard Get membership to the local zoo or museum or aquarium – lots of these places have…

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Gola – the very word conjures up the absolutely stunning image of crushed ice, topped with the black colour kalakhatta syrup and a dash of lime and chaat masala on top. Pick up the stick on which the ice is placed and slrrrupppp it in.. One of the treats our parents used to give us every summer was…

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The schools close mid April and will reopen only mid June for most children in India. This means nearly 2 months of freedom from studies and routine. One of the things I make R do is painting. I agree it’s a beeegggg hassle because the cleaning work after it,is pretty bugging. But usually she helps…

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Last week this time, the weather here was a high of 112 F or about 44 C. It was so hot that, when my daughter came back home in the late afternoon from day care all we wanted was ice cream. After some store bought ice-creams, the adults had had enough. We wanted good old…