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Russian Tea

I seem to be very happy about having a snack in this photo. It says May of 1962, so I must have been about 17 months old. 328 more words


On the origin of spices

My most recent blog discussed our relationship with plants. While I was writing it, my sister called. ‘Would you like any pictures from the Oxford Botanic Gardens for your blog? 515 more words


Rum Cookie Bars

This is a simple recipe for blondie cookie bars. I added some spices and dark rum, which is particularly scrumptious with all of the caramel goodness from the brown sugar. 148 more words


Chai Muffins


I love chai tea, especially once the cool crisp air returns.  It warms your soul from the inside out with all the spices.   157 more words


Dudh dim - Eggs in milk gravy

Eggs and milk, sounds intriguing ;) ……..it should :D

Another traditional bengali preparation from our very extensive cuisine. As i have confessed before, we Bongs not only eat to live but also live to eat ;) 273 more words


Autumnal blackberry-pear cake

Autumn is when Edinburgh is at its best. As the festival crowd disappears the city breathes a sigh of relief. And the trees sigh with us, letting go of their leaves which come to rest, tanned and crisp, underfoot. 335 more words

Cakes And Sweets

Homemade Applesauce

When life gives you apples…you make…applesauce! Lulu’s apple tree produced a lot of good (and yes, a few bad) apples this year. While I would have  543 more words