Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chikoo Ice Cream

On the odd occasion i like to get some Mango ice cream from TROPICAL in Al Khuwair. It's home made and really creamy. This time being a little adventurous, as I have no idea what the various other ice cream flavours are (they have Indian names for many of them), I decided to try the other flavours. So I ask the guy behind the counter if I can try the Chickoo ice cream. After tasting it and being completely surprised - it was actually very delicious, I asked him what Chickoo is and he looks at me with surprise and says it's a fruit - like I should know what it is! Well I have never heard of this fruit before and actually don't even recognise it after googling it!

So according to Wikipedia -

Sapodilla (Manilkara achras [Mill. (Fosberg)]) is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the West Indies.[1] It is grown in huge quantities in India, Mexico and was introduced to the Philippines during Spanish colonisation.
Sapodilla is known as chikoo ("चिक्कू" or "chiku," "चीकू,") in Pakistan & India and sapota in some parts of India (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka)

I have not seen and did not know that London Dairy make a version of it as well - BUT i must say Tropical's home made version is good enough for me! Mango is OUT for awhile!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Don't feel like writing at the moment - have too much to catch up on - too much to say, don't know where to start... Well I do feel like writing just not updating on the last few months!

Too tired, a little sick, injured neck, bored - don't want to rest - but no energy to get up and do what I want to do...

maybe some rest this morning and get out with the kids in the afternoon!

Need to get out and about - see more of Oman before we leave!

Less than 5 months to go till we move!

Our couch is sold and gone - I wonder what will be next? Don't want an empty house still have to live!

I have started doing a photography course - not a technical how to course - more of a (well I can't exactly put it into words) see the world through your camera/photography as a journey - I still can't find the right words to express how I see it! Only 1 class and I already feel like I look at photography from a different perspective! Can't wait to get the camera out - but again no energy to go outside and too dark inside the house to get the shots I want!

Got to get better - have to work tomorrow!

This Wed night (beginning of our weekend) we are going to Ali Campbell Concert. Then what to do where to go on the weekend! Beautiful weather!