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Desperately Seeking Spices: easy masala chai

Desperately Seeking Spices: easy masala chai

Roaming the early morning streets of Kolkata looking for my favourite chai wallah, I knew that this was going to be an addiction that I’d probably never break. Same scenario, different country, this morning I was roaming the streets of Sandringham in search of a spice shop that was open early enough so I could get my morning fix. I’d dropped my husband off at work in the CBD and was sitting in traffic looking … Read entire article »

Filed under: Indian, Vegetarian

Scroggin!

Scroggin!

Trail mix, GORP (good ol’ raisins and peanuts), scroggin (in NZ-speak), it’s all energy to go. While recently tramping in Tongariro National Park I made up a batch of one of my favourite mixes to keep my pocket company. There are lots of schools of thought on what should be in the mix but my number one priority is that it should taste good and be full of the things you like. Secondly, I think there … Read entire article »

Filed under: New Zealand, Vegetarian