I was out in town with a long list of odd jobs. My daughter , Darshini calls. Suddenly she comes up with, “Why didn’t you send me some plum cake from there?”
“That special Xmas cake from Kingstar.”
I think she’s crazy. Why can’t she just buy whatever cake she likes in Chennai? Why add to the cost and send it from here?
But after a while, my mind stops thinking in these well-worn lines and starts moving to a new groove.
Why not? A parcel from home always adds a special zing to life.
So I do it. Buy a special envelope from a stationers; buy the cake, go to the courier office, adress it, stick it , send it.
And she’s wildly happy today. It was worth it.
P.S. While looking for a picture of a ‘plum cake ‘, I discover that the rest of the World has a different idea of what a ‘plum cake’ should be. But to us, its a dark gorgeous , slightly stick slice of assorted dry fruit held together in a dark base which I don’t want to fathom. For those who do, there is a step-by-step recipe here at New England’s Malayalee Assocation’s Blog ! It sure looks good. Plum cake is best in Kerala, I guess , and at Kingstar!