Getting Back…

Caught in the whirlwind called life, with all its glorious twists and turns, I had kept myself from blogging longer than anticipated. An impending house shift in a month’s time is not helping either. To say that I didn’t enjoy this time off would be a lie. Other interests, both old and new, took precedence, keeping me occupied. But, last week, when I was packing my blog props in the moving boxes, I realized I do miss blogging. The excitement of stumbling upon a new recipe, the joy of capturing it in a perfect click, and the delight of sharing it with others, is definitely absent now. ‘I will return to blogging after the move, when all this hustle and bustle is over’, I said to myself. But when is life not chaotic? There is always one thing or the other happening. Just like the Tamil proverb that my mom often quotes, ‘If one waits for the tides to subside, he may never bathe in the ocean’.

With those words of wisdom, I have impelled myself to return to blogging. Not that thousands of food enthusiasts are cheering for my comeback (wouldn’t that be nice). But this blog is my virtual kitchen, and I refuse to neglect it. Some of you were kind enough to check upon me, while I was away. I thank you and all the others for patiently waiting during my period of silence.

‘Now, where do I start?’, I asked myself while I was sipping the watermelon juice that G had made. This has been my absolute favourite this summer, far better than my mundane version. Thanks to G, who concocted this recipe to give the juice some body and zing. Why not blog about this? I instantly started taking some photos right on our coffee table. With the sound of the shutter, G came rushing to see me working behind the camera. His meaningful grin conveyed that he was more than happy to see me doing what I enjoy the most. I am glad too…

Watermelon Juice With A Zing
(makes 4 to 6 servings)

Ingredients

Watermelon cubes – 3 cups
Ripe tomato – 1
Ginger – 1 inch, peeled and chopped
Juice of half a lemon

Method

Blend the first 3 ingredients smoothly. Strain, and mix the lemon juice. Refrigerate and enjoy within a week. Serve chilled.

Like I had mention before, most of our stuff is packed and I have a little to work with. And, I had only recently cleared my backlog of old recipes (what a timing). I am going to blog about those simple meals that I whip up from my half-empty kitchen. I may not be blogging as frequently as I used to. But I will not abscond too.

40 comments:

Parita said...

Refreshing drink!! gorgeous click!

MeetaK said...

Glorious - both the juice and the fact that you are blogging again!

Raaga said...

You were missed... and we are happy to have you back :)

Ramya Kiran said...

Sounds delicious! Lovely photography..

Nupur said...

Watermelon and tomato- what an off-beat combination! I'll have to try this just to see what it tastes like.
Welcome back :)

Priya said...

yayyyyy! wooo hoooo!! I am cheering you on for sure! Its splendid to have you back Sug >:D<

And addition of tomato, brilliant. The color of the drink is gorgeous, will give it a try soon.

Kalai said...

Suganya, it's so great to see a post from you! I can completely understand how hectic things can be during a move. I've just been getting back to blogging myself after a looooong break. Wish you all the best with the move. Take your own time to settle in. We'll be here with open arms when you're ready.

Watermelon juice looks delicious for summer! :)

Yasmeen said...

Perfectly refreshing drink,adding tomato must make this nice and tangy.Good luck with your move:)

Susan said...

Ginger in watermelon - what a cooling kick!

So good to see you again, however sporadically it will be. I expect your microwave will get no better workout than during these demanding days of preparing for a move.

Soma said...

Oh Suganya glad to see u back.. I was "impatiently" waiting to see your post:-)

that first picture is just mindblowing..

don't have to blog frequently, but please do not disappear for more than 2 months!..LOL take you time...

Nags said...

its absolutely awesome to have u back :)

Cilantro said...

Only yesterday I was thinking about the long absence of Tasty Palettes and what a surprise, I see your post today. Welcome Back!
Watermelon juice looks great with a twist of adding tomatoes and ginger.

Srivalli said...

Welcome back Suganya...nice to see you back with a beautiful drink!

Kay said...

So glad to see you back, Suganya!! Good luck with your move!

Ashwini said...

welcome back... always luv ur pics.. juice looks very refreshing for summer..

Lisa said...

Welcome back! I have certainly missed your delightful creations and beautiful photographs.

bee said...

enjoy your new home, dear suganya.

Mala Venkatesh said...

Welcome Back !!!!

But there HAVE been thousands of food enthusiasts waiting you to come back !!! :)

The watermelon looks so good !!! Though it is cold where I am, it is just mouthwatering !!!

Please stick around !! Enjoy the move..

Mala

thepassionatecook said...

i will certainly enjoy reading your posts, thanks for coming back and making the effort... i am way too lazy myself at the moment - but life is just passing us by!

Trupti said...

Suganya, welcome back. Juice looks delicious and easy to make. Perfect for these hot summer days.

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Superchef said...

heyy..welcome back!!! :) so glad to see you here. GOod luck with the move and all.

That watermelon juice looks absolutely refreshing..i love the addition of ginger. It so reminds me of the sugarcane juice you get in India..if you ask the vendor, he will put in a little ginger and lemon, sometimes they do it by themselves and i totally loved it!!!

Vaishali said...

My dad would make watermelon juice all the time, although not with tomato juice and ginger. They sound like wonderful additions. And a beautiful picture as always, Suganya.
Glad you enjoyed your break, and glad you're back!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Welcome back...it's nice to see you back!! Love the cooler...it's yum!

ms said...

hi suganya,
what a treat for the eyes! Looking forward to your posts during this transition time.

Sunshinemom said...

Hey!! Welcome and thanks for the beautiful visual treat:)

mycookinghut said...

Welcome back!!

Ashwini said...

Welcome Back..Lovely click as always.. Nice refrshing summer drink..

Red Chillies said...

So good to have you back Suganya. The drink with the addition og ginger looks pretty good.

Shyam said...

welcome back! :) you may not have millions cheering you (yet), but you'll definitely rank them in the 100s... and I'm on top of that list! :)

ushaprashanth said...

Hey suganya!!!!!!
welcome back!!!!!! glad to see you blogging again!!!!!

Ramki said...

Welcome back !!

Nirmala said...

Stunning shot Sugs. This is the first time I am seeing a slice of the rind flaoting in the juice (atleast with watermelons) and it makes a big difference to the shot.

Miri said...

Welcome back! and congrats on the move! Thats one punchy drink...with so much tarbooz in the market - should try this!

Linda said...

Hi Suganya, nice to see you! Watermelon and tomato, that is inspired. Looks beautiful, too!

Belated wishes for your blog-birthday, and best of luck moving. Hope to see you more often when you're settled :)

Johanna said...

nice to see you back and that juice looks amazing - I am not keen on watermelon juice, tomato juice or ginger juice and yet I love that combination enough that I wish it was summer and I would rush out to buy a watermelon and try it!

Hannah said...

So happy to see your words and photos again... And clearly nothing has changed in a sense- You're just as talented and well-spoken as ever. :)

This sounds like one wonderful, refreshing drink! I absolutely must try it asap.

Sia said...

oh...look who is back :) yayyyy...
and enjoy ur new home dear Sug :)

Cynthia said...

I'm cheering! :)

Dee said...

I love the idea of all the flavors sug . gotta try this .. will let you know how fabulous this is soon !

Shella said...

Suganya I know exactly what you mean. I had been away for quite a while and wanted to be back desparately. I am back with a post, and hope to stick along. Take care for your new arrival and I bet it is better than any other feeling!!! God bless

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