My mother’s birthday is right after Mother’s Day, and my family takes this opportunity to show her how much we care about her, twice. This gives us siblings the unique opportunity to make it all the more special for our mother. After becoming a mother myself, I now feel the love more intensely, and my relationship with her is much stronger.

I happened to be at Ammi’s place to celebrate her birthday and found her best friend there as well. I decided to treat them both with to a delicious drink (it was very hot outside).

Peach Sunshine, as I call it, is an incredibly refreshing combination of peaches with oranges or chaunsa (a variety of mango) juice. I have tried this drink with both combinations and they taste great. Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits; with their natural sweetness, juicy texture and fantastic taste.

Ingredients:

  • Peaches – 2, seedless with the skin removed
  • Orange Juice or Chunsa (vaariety of Mango) Juice – ¼ cup
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Ice Cubes – as much as you like

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together till smooth
  2. Enjoy it in fancy decorated glasses!

Fatima Ali

I am trained to be an IT professional. I served National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for six years after graduating from the same university. As long as I can remember, cooking good food has been my passion and it makes me happy. My cooking lessons were a bit unusual though. Back in the day when digital did not mean much, my father would record cooking shows (knorr ka kitchen, kaukab khuwaja and Zee Khana Khazana – Chef Sanjeev Kapoor) for me to watch endless times later on, before trying the recipes out. I would make brownies and cold cake almost every day while my mother was asleep. This was my way of surprising her every evening. My mother cooks amazing food too and I have tried many of the recipes written in her recipe book. I draw inspiration from a number of chefs from televised cooking shows such as Late Chef Farah, Chef Rahat, Chef Mehboob, BBC Food, Masala TV, Chef Shai, Chef Sharmeen, Master Chef Australia and my ultimate favorite Chef Shireen Anwer. I would not be as good a cook I am now without passive guidance from each one of these.