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14 July, 2019

Lilac infused Lemonade

Lilac infused Lemonade
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Scents can bring back vivid memories. Wouldn’t you agree? It could be a fun filled  or even a stressful one. One can be transported to a distant land or a different period of time… Spring in the Prairies are filled with the heady perfume of lilac. If you are out for a walk, you can
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21 June, 2019

Smoked mango and habanero virgin mojito

Smoked mango and habanero virgin mojito
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One of the very strong memories growing up in a tropical country was the summer. The oppressive heat at times would be unbearable and even hurt the body.  To counter this it was customary to stick with easily digestible food and drinks that ‘cooled’ the body. “Smoked mango” drink was one of the drinks that
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16 May, 2019

Jhinuk Pitha : Seashell brittles

Jhinuk Pitha : Seashell brittles
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I had originally thought of posting this dessert for the Bengali new year. Life came in between, we are a delayed by a month. Lol. A special day calls for a special treat, period. The Bengali new year is such a day. Families get together, there is delicious food, prayers, new clothes and so much
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7 May, 2019

Sheem Shorshe: Hyacinth bean in Mustard sauce.

Sheem Shorshe: Hyacinth bean in Mustard sauce.
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There are some recipes that always take you back home. It could be that the particular ingredient is not available locally anymore, or the cooking process have been tricky enough not to spike the interest in trying it at home. Sheem Shorshe has been one of those. It is not a common vegetable that I
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2 April, 2019

Kanchakolar kofta curry : Plantain ball curry : Gluten free

Kanchakolar kofta curry : Plantain ball curry : Gluten free
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I just realised it is almost the beginning of April, I do not have any posts this year yet! Serious apologies to my friends. I am making it up to you all with this super yummy, healthy vegetarian balls aka Plantain balls. Koftas are quite common with non vegetarians. That doesn’t mean the vegetarians will
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9 December, 2018

Eggless gingerbread cookies

Eggless gingerbread cookies
Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes on by : Ratna
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I am so behind with Christmas cookies! Every year I plan that next year will be the one, where I will be planning my cookies waaaaay ahead of time. All the ingredients will be purchased after consulting my favourite cookie books that take a whole rack in my ‘Library’. It could be from my favourite
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12 October, 2018

Milk powder and Maltesers fudge with cardamom: Milk powder Burfi

Milk powder and Maltesers fudge with cardamom: Milk powder Burfi
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Fudge or “burfi” is very common back home. I really love making those, as you can see here, ..here., here…. If you know me by now, you know that I am quite partial to recipes that takes less time, less ingredients, makes more in numbers….  Less work , more compliments…. You get the point. Fudges
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5 October, 2018

White chocolate covered figs for Halloween treats

White chocolate covered figs for Halloween treats
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Halloween is one of those occasions where ‘more is less’, when it comes to candies. I saw cute totes with witches and skull motifs in the store the other day. Nothing beats the good old fashioned ‘Extra large’ pillow cases, wouldn’t you agree. I mean you are not coming back home to dump the cute
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