Pudina Imli Chutney | Mint and Tamarind Chutney

Everyone has a signature dish; something that they make the best, and always turn to for a pot-luck, or when entertaining. My two ‘world famous in Surrey BC’ dishes are masoor di daal (red lentils), and a classic adrik vali…

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Girl Around Town: Vol 1

Once upon a time I blogged almost every outfit I wore, and it was kind of fun, but since changing the site to reflect my new interests I’ve really slacked off on sharing  outfits. In an effort to keep myself…

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Kalighat & Kolkata Dreams

My interest in Kolkata was first sparked by the film Kahani and Sujoy Ghosh’s artistic view of the city. There was something very gritty yet captivating about it. I found myself dreaming of visiting during Durga Puja and being wrapped…

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Indian Inspired Nail Art

It’s been all over the internet lately that nail art is dead. I for one am not quite ready to let it go. While I’ve never really been a fan of extremely busy nail art on all 10 fingers, I…

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Chai Chat: On Stealing Success

Today I’m pondering; can someone ever ‘steal’ your share of success? A few years ago, a good friend of mine  received an amazing work opportunity, and rather than be happy for her I was filled with a strange resentment like…

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How to Dry and Store Kadi Patta | Curry Leaves

{Fresh kadi patta (curry leaves) add flavour and fragrance to Indian food} Over the last year I’ve really expanded my repertoire in the kitchen, particularly when it comes to Indian food. Ever since taking up a gluten free diet, Indian…

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Spring Bucket List

It’s official – I’m obsessed with lists. First it was my Life List, then the Summer Bucket List, and of course the infamous 35 before 35 list (which I really need to do an update on), and now I just…

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Chai Chat: Everyone Deserves a Photo They Love

Do you have a photo that you absolutely love? A photo that makes you smile every time you think about it, and truly captures the essence and feelings of the moment it was taken. I do, it’s this photo. A…

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My Weekly Hair Straightening Routine

Like most women I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. In it’s frizzy, curly, air-dried state I can’t stand it; but when given the love and attention of smoothing oils, and the support of a ceramic straight iron, it’s…

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