Friday, March 28, 2008

In a Pearing Hurry!

My creation for AFAM-Pears looked like sludge, though a rather pinky, pretty version, and it held great literary possibilities for my blog. The dramatic sentence that was supposed to be the opening line of this post crumpled and withered under the pressures of the day, and I had reckoned without that great leveler and humbler – the Internet.

The Net seems to beat you to every smart, original thing you wanted to say or write or cook up. If Slush can be something edible, so can sludge, I told myself, thinking it was a sentence with great potential that would develop during the day. Sludge, I thought, was my creation, the name, at least, but Google ‘Sludge Recipe’, and voila, there’s a multitude leaping out at you.



This was intended to be a pear-apple-oats-and more smoothie for breakfast but I was too lazy to reach for the oats, so I cored a pear and an apple and whizzed them in the mixer with four tablespoons of curds/yoghurt and a spoon of honey.

Once I tasted it, I decided it needed more texture and added a few broken walnuts to it. (I didn't whiz it then - the broken walnuts stayed whole, if you know what I mean.)

Then I photographed it for a while.

Then I slurped it up with a spoon.

36 comments:

  1. Sra recipes kakunda eppudu english language lo kotta words kuda kanipeduthunru anna mata, vesukondi rendu veera thadulu :)(maya bazar lo dialog). Nenu oats inka healthy foods ki koncham duram lo untanu by chance nachestayi emo ani bayam. But me creation bagundi

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  2. Looks great, Sra! Wonderful entry. I still have to do something with pears. Wish me good luck, he he!

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  3. Nice entry Sra . Pic looks nice too.

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  4. Sludge recipe "he he" not bad creation indeed a good healthy one even if u were little lazy :) really i like the drink.

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  5. Sra, your "sludge"looks and sounds great :-)

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  6. Looks yummy.... nice entry...

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  7. Slurpable stuff it is! Broken walnuts must have tasted so good with the honey-sweetened smoothie!

    Yup, that internet beats one to the idea all the time ;).

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  8. If I could have this for breakfast every morning, I'd be a good girl (lol)

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  9. Thats a nice title ' Pearing hurry' indeed! Good thought about adding walnuts to a breakfast sludge...that's gonna make Raaga happy too :)

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  10. Nice title Sra....LOL at finding "sludge recipe" on google.

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  11. I guess pears and yugurt makes a good combo atleast in this "sluge"LOL..
    and broken walnuts will taste great too ...
    hugs and smiles
    jaya

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  12. I like your title!:-)
    I too like using honey instead of sugar wherever possible.

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  13. good one, sra! i too like dahi based smoothies more than milk based ones. walnuts r always welcome, whole or not :) liked ur idli stand ;)

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  14. Sreelu, Maya Bazaar malli choodali - I don't remember this expression - I remember the gilpam, is it from that movie? Anyway, there are no oats in this thing.
    Uma, good luck, :)
    Pooja, thanks.
    Cham, thanks, it was semi-solid.
    Sunita, thanks.
    Sandhya, it was tasty, thanks.
    Musical, actually the honey got lost!!!
    Cynthia, ah, but being a bad girl is more fun, isn't it?
    Nandita, yeah, the walnuts were a brainwave, made it a wee bit more substantial.
    Jayashree, can't tell you how disappointed I was to find it!
    Nags, thanks, it was a lazy idea.
    Dhivya, see my reply above :)
    Jaya, yeah, it was good. The Spouse wasn't tempted so I had the second serving too, the next day.
    TBC, yes, I was in a tearing hurry, this was the second round of pears I'd brought for the event.
    Richa, good thing I thought of the walnuts - they elevated the experience. Thanks :)

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  15. The walnuts are a great addition. More protein and little bit of nutty taste! Slush, sludge, what ever you want to call it. It looks great, especially when you can eat it with a spoon. It's almost like a pudding.

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  16. Missed the post again!!!

    Pear and apple Sludge sounds lovely...I can just feel the crunchiness that is within this as well!

    Good one!

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  17. That does look very slurpable Sra :) Now I know why your Oats can is untouched ;) and i loved that you were in a 'pearing hurry' too...

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  18. "Aha yemi ruchi
    anara maimarachi" antu spoon to tinesarannmata..:) Love the color of the drink Sra..:D .. btw 'Sludge' sounds good too.. like 'Slush'.

    Siri

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  19. That's funny! Sludge doesn't really sound very appetising does it?

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  20. what matters is that it came in... on time :-) And I can't wait to try it :-) I have everything ready at home :-)

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  21. a sludge of this kind i can handle!

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  22. Yes, Todd & Diane, almost!
    Rachel, :) thanks!
    Laavanya, :D
    Siri, "aha emi ruchi elagunna sare finish cheyyali", anukuntu tinesanu :)
    Mallika, it doesn't. But it's one of those unfancy things that has potential to become fancy - I suppose! :)
    Raaga, so is it dessert, or breakfast?
    TC, only if it's of this kind, LOL!

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  23. Haha! I literally 5 seconds ago wrote on the Whipped blog, "I am a lover of anything involving pears :)" and then came right here. And well, there ya go. This looks awesome!

    Sues

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  24. Now that's my kind of sludge! :)

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  25. this one seems a perfectly lazy way of having a healthy breakfast....:P
    did that make a good one

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  26. That looks like a slurpable sludge!

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  27. sra, great, tasty and healthy entry :)

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  28. wow sra..i wish the internet was on you side..atleast we could've had a more elevated post..:)..with lots of puns and prose!...that looks lovely!...nice to know you enjoyed..one of these days you better do the halwa I made with pear!..I know by now you would've got hidden!..heheheh

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  29. Call it sludge, call it smoothie, what's in a name? :)

    I've been on a smoothie binge and this looks more than happy!

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  30. @ Sra: Aunu sra, avi chikkudukayale..posh ga 'Indian Broad Beans' antamu ..hehhe..chala strange.. nuvvu e combo tinaleda?.. okasari chesukovoi.. malli vadalavu..;)).. thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Siri

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  31. You and your writings...i just love them Sra and your SLUDGE too:)

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  32. We are not Martha, thanks!
    Kalai, :)
    Bhags, yes, it was quite nice.
    Mallugirl, v slurpworthy indeed!
    Mandira, thanks.
    Valli, hope you'll like the latest one, no puns, though!
    Kaykat, it's blissful!
    Siri, alage, try chestanu!
    Saswati, thanks so much!

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  33. Now, when I read back my comment after these many days - I feel its a kind of rude.. *ordering* u or sumthing.. chaa jovial tone lo rasaanu a comment..:))

    Siri

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  34. Siri, don't be silly, of course I didn't think anything of that sort!
    :)

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