I guess I am the only host who is so late for her own event. A very hectic work schedule left me with zero time for any other activity. I don’t have enough words to express my apologies. Thank you for bearing with me.
During college as a B.E grad in Comp.Sci, the grueling lab sessions under the hawk like supervision of Dr.T.Chockalingam, our revered HOD left us with binary 1s and 0s even in our dreams. I am not kidding…Those were the days of Pascal, C and C++ and of course their visual counterparts. That meant lots of memory dumps, pointer errors and memory segmentation..And when you are programming in a Linux environment with a Vi editor, all that you get is a black screen with white letters. And when your program whines about the above said problems, the black screen spews out a slew of binary curses! Now, tell me won’t that give you nightmares when you have a deadline breathing down your neck and 25 marks of your exam paper hanging on for dear life… Well, I was in a similar situation with my work for the past few weeks…
I am sure all you techies out there will know what I am talking about..To the rest of you, my friends, I sincerely apologize for a boring paragraph! On to the subject now…
Dates..Good Old dates…Sweet, sometimes sticky and loaded with nutrients. In my grandma’s village, once a week, a scrap vendor used to come and you get dates in exchange for any scrap piece of metal…That’s cool, isn’t it?
Apart from muching on dates now and then, I normally tend to make a milk shake using dates and banana. It’s an instant energy booster.
Ripe Banana – 1
Dates – 8 or 9
Milk – 1 Cup
Vanilla Icecream – 2 scoops
Warm the dates for 10 secs or so in the microwave or soak them in a little hot water for 10 mins. This helps to soften the dates. Blend the dates first till smooth and then add the rest of the ingredients and blend again.
Increase the quantity of dates for a sweeter shake. You can omit the ice cream and make the milkshake with milk alone.
Dear friends, I will post the AFAM-Dates roundup in a day or two.