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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sweet, creamy and cool: What more is there?

Robyn's post the other day about the delights of yogurt in summer brought to mind another simple favorite -- madzoon with honey.

I remember my father's delight at his occasional indulgence in this treat from his own childhood in the Old Country.

Other times, he'd spoon on freshly stewed apricots or prunes (or both) in place of the honey.

None of it held much interest for a kid growing up in the sugary world of Good Humor and Twinkies. As far as I was concerned, madzoon was meant to go with dolma -- not dessert. 

As an adult, I love the contrast between the cold tang of the yogurt and the warm sweetness of honey.

The genius is in the simplicity: You just fill your bowl with yogurt and drizzle honey on top.

Of course, my idea of "drizzle" may not be quite what the dictionary suggests...

2 comments:

  1. I love this combination as well. It's especially good if you're dieting, but need something "sinful".

    Love your blog. I just ran into it by accident, while looking for armenian recipes. I've been having fun going through the alphabetical list.

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  2. Thanks! We're delighted to have you aboard.

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