Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake and Summertime musing

18 Aug


Melting ice lollies.

Frequent baths.

Insomnia and a writer’s block.

Withered flowers in the vase. No inspiration.

Music. Jazz. Blues.



Cloudless sky. Heartless sun. Shade-less roads.

Ennui. Littered work place. Staring into space.

Empty parks. Empty swings. Hot wind. Watering eyes.

Ice cream van honks. Children peep out of the window. Little hands making impressions on the hot window pane.



Sad stories from dog-eared books. Melancholy and nostalgia stay with me.

Sepia thoughts criss -cross like colourful kites in the sky.

Words are rewarding. Fills the soul with wonder.

How much I miss writing beautiful words!

Strange they should come out like this today.BBC5


Sadness looms. I read some more. Curled up on the sofa.

Little hands grab my hair. Pull and tug. Giggles.

“Let us bake a cake mamma.” , she says. I shrug and ignore.

She climbs atop and the readingΒ  stops.

Eyes twinkling and smile heartening.



Busy hands. Measuring and mixing. Sugar and cream.

Blueberries glistening in the light of the afternoon sun. Purple and dark blue.

“Cream cheese on your nose mamma.”, she says. Laughter.

Sauce bubbling. Scent of summer in the air. Warm hugs and high-fives.

Hot oven. Cheesecake baking. Purple swirls. Artists.


Tart and creamy. Purple and pearly white. Juice stained tiny fingers licked clean.

Celebration. Joyous exclamations. A proud mamma.

The setting sun. A spoonful of happiness. Melting moments.

Smiles and peonies. Closed eyes. Savouring. Another spoonful.

Best friends. Huddled together. Sharing a plate of blueberry cheesecake.

14 Responses to “Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake and Summertime musing”

  1. Gayathri August 18, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Lovely Anu…Kids can brighten up our dullest days with just a smile. ..:)

    • Anita Menon August 18, 2013 at 8:18 am #

      Sure they do! πŸ™‚ Thanks Gayathri

  2. Deboshree August 18, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    What loveliness! πŸ˜€ The littlest of things can brighten up your day so much. πŸ™‚

  3. yummychunklet August 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    The swirls of fruit are very tempting! Great post!

  4. Amelia Grace @ Chai a cup of life August 19, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Cheese cake and choccie mousse are both my fav desserts. Gorgeous recipe and beautiful words

  5. Sublime Palate August 22, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    This looks really delicious! Sometimes we need our kids to keep us going πŸ™‚ I love how you’ve written your thoughts down. Very poetic, artsy and dreamy..

    • Anita Menon August 22, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks Vishakha πŸ˜€ My daughter is my muse. Whether its the words that I pen or anything that I bake or cook.

  6. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health August 23, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    i love me this combination a lot

  7. Ameena August 24, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    I always relate peach cheesecake to my summers…my mom used to make them every year!

  8. Cass @foodmyfriend August 28, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    So pretty Anita πŸ™‚ I am not a big cheese cake fan.. I prefer the cheese on my bagels but I can see the beauty in it!


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