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Easy Homemade Jam

In these unprecedented times we live in, it’s becoming more and more clear that knowing how to do things ourselves is the only thing that will see us through this tough time. Cooking and knowing how to turn some basic ingredients into food is THE MOST essential skill that’s needed right now…So, I am going to share some very simple,…

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Toor dal harvest at my farm

Okay, so you see that DIY-kind-of-seat there in the picture below…yeah, right there near the fence… Well, I was working on a patch right opposite to that and was ready for a break when I happened to glance at this seat from afar. It looked so inviting tucked away under the shade of the pigeon pea (toor dal) trees. So,…

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A day in the life of an urban farmer

For those of you new here, let me quickly introduce myself. I am a Wife and a Mother, an Organic Farmer, an Entrepreneur running a small organic Skincare Business, a Writer, a Teacher, a Sustainability Coach and a Blogger. And sometimes with all these roles, my life can become pretty crazy. As it happens often, the past few weeks have…

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My Interview with Mandira Bedi

My interview with Actor Mandira Bedi on her book “Happy for no reason”… Thanks to #WomensWeb, I got to Live my fan girl moment and had a blast chatting with the quintessential Diva and Fitness icon. For me, she’s ‘Shanti’ through and through. I distinctly remember that at the time when this sitcom was being aired, having a young female…

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

How to Make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar If you know me well, you would’ve known that I am forever looking to make everything from scratch, at home, at least as much as possible. I just want to cut down on buying as much store-bought processed things as I possibly can! And so, this was one of the pet peeves of…

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Eco-Indian – A Zero waste Store

There is so much happening on the farm right now that can’t even begin talking about it… The amount of work we did in the last 2 days makes me wonder how we did it… But, you know, that’s the kind of work that leaves you happy and satisfied after doing it, not frustrated or exhausted. I can’t wait to…

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Reviving Rare Variety Indigenous Crops

This year somehow wasn’t that great farm-wise. During the most crucial time of the season, we were head-over-heels busy with our daughter’s admissions. Later we realized that the soil needed more fortification than we initially thought was required. So, a major part of the year was spent trying to make the soil fertile than anything else. And just when things…

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Easy Homemade Pesto Pasta

Fresh Basil Pesto Ingredients Fresh Basil – 2 cups Olive oil – ½ cup Parmesan Cheese – ½ cup (I used mozzarella cheese) Walnuts – 1/3 cups (Essentially pine nuts are used, but I used walnuts) Garlic – 3 cloves Salt – 1/2  tsp (adjust according to taste) Pepper – ¼ tsp (Freshly ground)   NOTE: Basil pesto darkens quickly…

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Thumba poo flower salad

My earliest memory of this plant is associated with the quintessential oil bath during my childhood days. The ritual of weekend oil bath is legendary in the southern regions of India and is practiced religiously. Warm sesame oil with few grains of crackled rice and some of these white flowers (thumba poo) would be applied generously on our heads. It had…

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