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Last weekend my kitchen turned into a baked bean factory. A great friend of mine, Clare Hargreaves, who runs Feast with a Chef (bringing amazing Michelin-starred chefs out to strut their stuff in a village hall),  was organising a dawn chorus walk in the woods and a fabulous breakfast to follow. 886 more words

A chickpea & flaxseed twist on ANZAC biscuits {gluten-free}

Unlike many other things, I find that the experience of tasting something new is always memorable.

Whether this be a sensational experience, somewhat neutral (i.e. tastes nice, but just okay) or even horrid in someway (‘accidentally trying dish-washing detergent the first time’), the physical and sensory image of that food becomes somewhat imprinted into my memory, up to the point until I re-encounter the same food (or detergent, in the case above). 1,131 more words

दाल की जमाखोरी के खिलाफ देश भर में इनकम टैक्स की रेड

दाल की बढ़ती कीमतों पर काबू करने के लिए जमाखोरी के खिलाफ सरकार ने सख्ती बरती है. गुरुवार को आयकर विभाग ने दाल कारोबारियों के यहां छापे मारे. आयकर विभाग ने देश भर में दाल कारोबारियों के छापेमारी की.

देश भर के 22 जगहों पर इनकम टैक्स की रेड हुई. ये छापेमारी दिल्ली, मुंबई और इंदौर में की गई. सुबह 9 बजे से इनकम टैक्स की कार्रवाई जारी है.

दाल की बढ़ती कीमतों के मद्देनजर सरकार ने कार्रवाई का संकेत दिया था. 1 माह में अरहर की दाल के दाम में 30/KG तक बढ़े हैं. वहीं, चना और उड़द की दाल के दामों में भी भारी बढ़ोतरी हुई है. चने के दाल के दाम में मार्च में 20% तक बढ़ोतरी हुई है.

खाद्य मंत्री रामविलास पासवान ने दाल की बढ़ती कीमतों पर चिंता जताते हुए चना के वायदा कारोबार पर पाबंदी लगाने की चेतावनी दी थी.

Crime

Latur Drinking Water Crisis highlights absence of Water Allocation Policy and Management

Above: The dried up Manjara Dam near Latur. Photo: Vivek Bendre, The Hindu

On the 16th of January 2016, when Latur City in the heart of Marathwada was receiving drinking water once in 15 days and when plans of bringing water from Ujani Dam, about 300 kms away were being mulled upon, I was standing on the wall of the Lower Terna Reservoir in Osmanabad, about 40 kms from Latur. 3,203 more words

Dams

Pulse Love: Canadian Pulse Facts

It’s April which means it’s month four of my Pulse Love series. Thanks for following along and learning more about the wonderful world of pulses with me. 303 more words

Agriculture

Growing Grains: The Final Frontier in Edible Gardening

Recently my office moved to a new location with a large cafeteria. The food is good and the bonus is the monthly educational program presented by registered dietitian nutritionists to promote healthy eating. 268 more words

Edibles

The galloping bean: cooking with horse gram

I’m guessing that not many of you will have heard about the dal or bean I’m about to write about today. I certainly hadn’t. It is a small flattened bean, multicolored in a spectrum that goes from beige to dark coffee brown.  941 more words

Food