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Repent at Leisure 



Pistachio Ice cream in the making.

Back in 2010 my (late) husband, and I visited my daughter. At that time she lived in Charlottevilles, Virginia. My son in law who is a doctor by profession, but at heart he is a superb chef. He kept us giving different versions of ice creams; like chocolate vanilla, cookies & cream, banana & walnuts, mangoe ice cream, chunky monkey, and so on.

Each was better than the other. Once you are hooked on home made stuff, store brought doesn’t appeal.

My daughter did tell me to buy an ice cream maker like hers’, but we had no extra space to carry it back home. I consoled myself with the thought of finding one like that in the local market. The old quote “Act in haste, repent at leisure” could be modified in my case to “Don’t Act, repent at leisure”. My repent was, “why didn’t I buy one?”

Last year I bought one with two bowls, and I had my fill of home made ice creams.

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32 Flavors

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?


To – Do? Done!

Quickly list five things you’d like to change in your life. Now write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to – do list.

1. Return notes to Shazia.
2. Choose a dress for the coming Eid.
3. Eating favorite Ice – cream.
4. Visit aunty Farah.
5. See a movie.

Esme hurried to cross the road. She had so many things lined up. She had finished her final paper. It wasn’t possible for today, but by tomorrow she could go, and visit Shazia, and return all the notes she had taken from her.

For now, when she reached home, she was going to choose a dress for the coming Eid-ul-Duha, which was less than a month away. Mother had badgered Esme to order the dress, but she kept on saying, “after the exams”. So that was the first priority.

Then next on the agenda was having her favorite ice-cream with mother; a concoction of pecans, and caramel. She was going to enjoy each spoon full.
Sheer bliss!

She looked forward to visiting aunty Farah. She hadn’t seen her adorable cousins Maira, and Farwa for some time. She missed their lively chatter.

Finally, Esme planned to stay up late, and watch the latest movie she had ordered.

Now she was hurrying to cross the road. She spun in slow motion, as the car hit her, scattering what she held in her hands.

So much for plans!

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Dust In the Wind

Daily Prompt: Odd Trio Redux
Time for another odd time prompt: write a post about any topic you want in whatever form or genre, but make sure it features a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and wise.

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Today, 2nd August is the second death anniversary of my husband R.

Yesterday we held a Quran Khawani for him. There are thirty parts to read. I was expecting half of them left to me to finish later on, but thankfully five remained. One lady (mother of a friend), who looked so wise and old managed three, the same as me. Some ladies read two each. While the rest of them managed one only.

Children had come with their mothers. They ran about in flip-flops. Most of them remained upstairs in the children’s playroom.

After finishing the reading, we served food. My daughter-in-law had made the Pulao and baked chicken pieces. I had ordered some dishes from a local restuarant. I had made halwa and a beans salad. The ladies loved the halwa I had made, and asked for a recipe. I had a burn mark (to show) on my left arm, which I had acquired in the making of halwa.

The children liked slices of cake, and ice cream.

I held my tears at bay, when finally we said Dua for R.

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Fruit Yogurt Ice Cream

Daily Prompt: Flavor#32
A local ice cream parlor invites you to create a new wacky flavor. It needs to channel the very essence of your personality. What’s in it?

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Oooooooh! My kind of ice cream. That will be fun.

Ice cream is one thing which I can’t resist. I confess I don’t have an iron will. It’s better to stay away from sugary things. I do give in to temptation occasionally. Diabetes run in the family. My mother had it, and my two brothers. Knowing sugar is not good for me (I avoid it), I have tea without sugar. When I make any dessert I add the minimum amount to it.

If a parlor wanted to cater to my taste, I would like the ice cream to be made with yogurt, fruit, nuts and praline (for the crunchy taste).

It is easy to make. Take yogurt (I eat yogurt made at home), nuts (walnuts, almonds), mixed fruit (strawberries, pineapple, mango, bananas, peach, apricots, whatever you prefer), and praline. Mix and put it in a freezer. That’s it.

For children add cream and sugar. Make the ice cream in an ice cream maker. Once made leave it in the freezer till it is required.

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Fruit Yogurt Ice Cream