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Mango Lassi Kulfis

With Indian mangoes flooding the market this time of year, I can’t help but whip up a batch of mango kulfi ever so often. I get my 5 years old to do his bit by blending, stirring and tasting. He absolutely loves playing chef and then patiently sits in front of the freezer door asking, “Mummy, are they ready yet?” Give this recipe a go by yourself or with your children. It’s a fun, yummy way to brighten up your day with a splash of mango-yellow on a hot summer day.   Ingredients 2 large cups of freshly chopped...

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Pick Your Own Strawberries and make a Jam

  Summer is here. When I think of summers in Switzerland I think of luscious, juicy, red strawberries. Ever since I first set foot in Switzerland I have gone strawberry picking each season. It’s fun for people of all ages with the added bonus of sinking your teeth into unlimited strawberries as you pick. Nothing compares to the whiff of sun-ripened strawberries. The picking season begins early June and lasts till mid-July. Grab a basket and head to a local farm near you. You can look one up closest to you on this website http://www.selberpfluecken.ch/. If you forget to...

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Baking with Summer’s Bounty

  One of the best experiences of summer can be found right in your local supermarket. Aisle upon aisle of berries and stone fruit, fresh from the farm waiting to be carted home. Dark red cherries, ready to burst with its sweet juices, plump and delectable blackberries, the bounty of summer beckons out to you from nearly every shelf! The best way to enjoy summer’s largesse is to enjoy it fresh, of course. But if you are in the mood for an extra special treat, you could bake up a batch of blueberry muffins or incorporate some cherries into...

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The perfect homemade Paneer

  Hüttenkäsestücke mit grüner Erbsen in Tomatensauce, Oder Hüttenkäse gekocht mit Spinat. Indian or not, if you’ve ever been to an Indian restaurant, you would have surely ordered one of the above two dishes! That’s mutter paneer (cottage cheese cooked with peas in a tomato sauce) and the other one is palak paneer (cottage cheese cooked with spinach) A quick search will tell you that paneer is a variety of fresh cheese used in most South Asian dishes. Specifically in India – It is commonly used in North Indian dishes. The love for paneer in cooking has led to...

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! It’s that time of the year again and I’m thrown back to my childhood when I used to sing this song Lenten season or otherwise. It heralds in Easter and bids farewell to lent. These crossed buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday world over. I have fond memories of trotting down to the local bakery hand in hand with my father and buying a dozen sticky-warm-spiced buns. It...

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Matter-of-fact

  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #27:

    Rajnigandha

    Polianthes tuberosa is a night blooming perennial plant whose flowers are used in perfumery. The name is derived from the Greek word ‘Polianthes’ meaning ‘many flowers’ and Latin term tuberosa meaning ‘swollen’. In India, the flower of this plant is known as ‘Rajnigandha’.

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