The month of June has a charm of its own. And although we complain about the humidity and the impending deluge, there are several other things to keep our minds off the not-so-pleasant-face of this month. The sight of the bloom above is synonymous with June. With all that bright orange, these ditch lilies provide enough cheer to my small garden.
Freshly plucked green mangoes from my one and only tree. Unripe mangoes are made into chutney. The photograph below is the cooked variety. Raw mango chutney is a mix of grated mango (peeled), sugar, salt, chopped mint, chopped green chillies and a drop of mustard oil. For me, this will forever remain the taste of summer.
Mango chutney- a sweet and sour concoction with oil, sugar, salt, and spices.Leopard lily aka blackberry lily bloomed this morning. I had planted it last year. This year it has shot up to about 5′ 6″ and towers above me:) So you can imagine how tall I am!!!And talking about blackberries, I picked a plateful of berries (jamun) from the tree. I wiped them dry and dunked the fruit in vodka. I use a variety of home-made liqueur as a topping for desserts. Banana happens to be my favourite.The liquor cabinet has a new addition.