Snow in summer

I love red. And black. Except I went with white. I took pictures of these raspberries in the dog days of summer - almost a blur for us as we have swapped weather with Seattle currently. In the upper 90s and almost 100 in Seattle whereas it's in the low 50s and 60s out here with lots and lots of precip.


How I love fall in summer! There might even be some fresh summer snow in the high country.

Snow in summer?
Snow in summer


The second pic is my entry to Bee and Jai's Click: Bi-colour. I prefer the first pic but the white background could be anything. In the second pic, the berries are dusted with powdered sugar. White sugar on a summer berry. Snow in summer. Get it?

I made Jen's raspberry and lychee panna cotta with these raspberries. I didn't have fresh or canned lychees so I used 2 cups of lychee juice, added 3 tbsp sugar and boiled it down to a syrup. Medha loved it. This was the first time I have had panna cotta and the raspberries with the lychee flavor made it more enjoyable for me; otherwise, I don't think I am much of a panna cotta fan. To me, it tasted like a smooth flavored version of the rich cream (saaya) that would float to the top of the milk pot in India - something I meticulously strained out before using the milk, something my husband loves to slather on a slice of toast with a good dose of sugar and chomp into over the kitchen sink. Apparently, it doesn't taste the same if it's eaten at the table. Whatever.

8 comments:

bee said...

love it!!!

TKW said...

I adore the first picture! I want to love panna cotta, but I can't.

I'm glad your daughter enjoyed it, though!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Beautiful entry!

Parita said...

Gorgeous click!

Anita said...

OMG - I just now (I swear by God) had a slice of bread smeared with malai and sugar! And remembered my childhood... I must have had this after aeons - buy homogenised milk these days, and who would dare eat that in these days of health-consciousness. Boy, did it taste good! Everything white, no red - white bread, white cream, and white refined granulated sugar - bliss.

A_and_N said...

This is a gorgeous pic! The vibrance of the fruit is so well-captured!

Good job, M :)

Nirmala said...

The pic is stunning. I love that type of toast too. Try adding Glucose instead of sugar next time. The icy chill that the Glucose gives is enchanting!

MeetaK said...

love the shot. as for panna cotta i love the stuff in all flavors. in one thing we are the same though straining the malai. my grandpa used to eat it like your husband - it always made me shudder!