Summer Thoughts

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy dishes prepared with plain yogurt or yogurt cheese that can be assembled in a variety of ways within 15 minutes. Plain yogurt, also known as dahi in my Nani’s kitchen, is one of the most versatile dairy products often used in one way or the other in the Indian kitchen regardless of its regional cooking. Every summer I like to take advantage of the juicy fruits and yogurt cheese any way I can think of. Fresh fruits such as peaches, apricots, plums and mango are great choices to match up with various nuts such as walnut, cashews, almonds or pistachios and spices of choice (e.g. freshly ground green cardamom, nutmeg or cinnamon). One of my family favorites is a simple yogurt cheese served on top of peaches for an easy dessert.

What is summer without Hurricanes though? Although we in Connecticut hardly ever get hit with hurricanes, recently Hurricane Irene brought back the memories of Hurricane Gloria that hit Connecticut almost a quarter century ago – in September of 1985 to be precise. We were not affected much by Gloria though hundreds of others were including some of our friends. The memories of that year continue to come back as a flash back. The pictures displayed below show some of the items I often prepared during summer.

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