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Garden Magic: Nature's bounty

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khatta-meetha-teekha Mango pickle!

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Using jaggery, NOT sugar! Certified 'good' by the resident critic!

Banana wine!

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If you are blessed with 32 sweet teeth - like me - you may not care much for drinks that are not sweet enough, except perhaps sugar-free coffee.

So when SA, our neighbour in Annanad, (Trissur district, Kerala) offered some wine during one of the neighbourhood rounds (that are such a pleasant and customary part of hometown visits), i gave a tentative nod. i even managed to sip it, and savour it as slowly as i could, resisting the urge to assume an air of being a connoisseur. Ha ha

SA then generously shared the recipe in detail, complete with cautions and warnings. Here's the recipe, courtesy SA and her sources.

Ingredients:
Ripe (or overripe) Palayankodan bananas
Jaggery, powdered (the unsalted variety)
Cardamom
Cinnamon
Cloves
Air tight jar
Recommended sitting time: 41 days.

Wash or wipe clean the bananas.
Chop / slice the bananas, along with the peels.
Crush the spice mix.

In a dry jar, place a layer of jaggery, followed by a layer of chopped banana pieces. Repeat the layering, …