And just last week I felt the summer flowers are in full bloom now. In the backyard, currently, I have tree peonies and peonies blooming and honeysuckle tree is laden with flowers. So is rose bush that climbs over the fence with the neighbor.
In front yard, it's roses and daisies. The rose I bought last year is full of flowers and it makes me so happy to see it when I come home.
Tiny M was so intrigued by the peonies in the back yard that he would go and stand in front of it and keep tugging it. We have to constantly remind him "gentle, gentle." Lil A has no such interest in flowers. His favorite is still the veggie patch in the backyard. We recently harvested a good bunch of methi and am enjoying it a lot. Recipes from that in the next post.
At night when the curtains are drawn and we are just reading or watching something, every now and then we get a whiff of the sweet smell from the flowers and it is just lovely.
We have been watching "Orphan Black" on Amazon Prime. We are kind of hooked. It's mystery, sci-fi and little campy. What have you been watching/reading?
I've said this before that I wait for my parents to come and get shrimp. It's not different this time. We got a nice pumpkin from Indian store and my dad made this chingri macher jhol with aloo and kumro (shrimp curry with potato and pumpkin). I really liked the sweet notes from the pumpkin along with the shrimp. One of my favorites now.
Here is the recipe.
Then add the shrimp and the onion paste. Let it all cook together for a couple of minutes. Adjust salt and add 1 ½ cup of water and let it cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes till the veggies and shrimp is cooked. Add the chopped cilantro and cover and let it rest.