This post goes out to 'Hearth and Soul Blog Hop#41'!
Imprisoned inside our homes for the greater part of the ruthless snowy months, we would plan out with friends over steaming cups of coffee about where our first springtime jaunt will be!Like the rumbling steam inside a heated cooker,the desire to have a peek at the clear,azure sky with sinewy strands of white clouds kept on swelling up in our hearts.The primal nature of man,I believe...the desire to be listlessly free!
And what better a place for this rambuctious freedom than Niagara!We have been there umpteen times now(almost anyone on the countenance of the Americas must have been so!) but the lure of the gurgling waters,cascading down incessantly onto sculpted stones,the banshee strains of the swooshing water playing a lithe tune and the sheer magnanimity of the Falls have managed to leave me spellbound everytime I visit.The Falls,to me,is an ornate pride that steals all glory with humble and silent acknowledgement,years and years on;an exhilarating experience that keeps on lingering in some corner of the being.
Sunny Saturday for us,was thus,a visit to Niagara.It was warm,pleasant and the sun shone bright.A perfect outing and a happy mind!
There has been a post lying drafted for quite sometime now and I intend to put this up before the sun sets on the day!The post is about how I made 'Semaiyer Payesh' for a Friday evening gathering at a friends's place last week.'Payesh',in chaste Bengali,or 'Payasam' is originally a sweetened milk and rice concoction which serves as an auspicious offering to deities as part of Hindu rituals and is a must for a Bengali birthday.There are variations of this recipe though,with rice being replaced by 'Semai' or 'Sevaiyan' which is nothing but sweet Vermicelli.So essentially,the preparation in question is a sweet and creamy Vermicelli dessert.
Just to let you know,I am hosting the 'Let's break Bread together' event at my place and its currently on till April 22. I'd love to have all your yummy Bread recipes to drop in - so do take out time to pay me a visit and keep posted!
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