Recipes

Gongura Pickle – A tried & tested family recipe

Gongura Pickle Recipe: You might have seen my patch of Roselle/sorrel/Gongura as it is commonly called, if not you can view it HERE. I had promised you then that I will share my Gongura or Pulicha-Keerai pickle recipe with you. So here’s it is! Watch how I harvested them and converted them into a yummy pickle that will last more…

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Vegetable stock from scraps

I know what you are thinking! Using the discarded scraps to make a stock…yuck! Blame it on our conditioning but we have been brought up to see it as waste and waste is meant to be thrown away. Some might even think it’s a way to live frugally and why should I live this way when I can afford to…

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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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How to Make Homemade Pasta – From Scratch

The whole world is slowing down! We have faced local, regional or even country-wise emergencies before but #Coronavirus is something that’s making the entire world stop and take stock. Lock-downs, Quarantines and wheels of economies coming to a grinding halt…This period has shined light on our state of self-sufficiency more than ever. Our dependence on supermarkets for anything and everything…

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A Crazy Day In My Life

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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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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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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Greens and flower salad -Thumba Poo (Leucas aspera)

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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RECIPE FOR APPLE CRUMB CAKE

If warm cinnamon apples make your mouth water, then you are in for a treat. And if crunchy buttery crumb topping makes you go weak in the knees, you have come to the right place. This deliciously spiced “breakfast” cake (well, that’s another name for this gorgeous cake) is your answer for a warm, festive breakfast or desert, when the…

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Pineapple Upside-down Cake Recipe

Kids exams got over, and obviously we had to celebrate. Yeah, we never miss an opportunity to celebrate and by celebrate, we mean food of course. Made this Pineapple Upside-down cake after ages. Seriously, this is a recipe I had written down even before my kids were born… Yeah it’s that old. (The tattered book stands evidence for that) One of…

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