Beetroot Apple Ginger Chutney

 

Beetroot Apple Ginger Chutney

Beetroot Apple Ginger Chutney

I love making quick and easy jams, compotes, chutneys at home. Quick and easy  being the keywords here! Anything with more than 5 ingredients and 3 steps, and you’ve lost me forever!! 🙂

This Beetroot Apple Ginger Chutney has stayed with me for just this reason. Not only is it a really fast one, but it tastes like you’ve slaved over your stove for ages and looks fancy enough to put out on your fanciest cheese platters..I mean just look at that intense ruby red colour!!

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Blue Pea Flower Tea

 

Blue Pea flower tea

Blue Pea flower tea

Blue Pea Flower Tea

Blue Pea Flower Tea Infused Water

Have you all seen this beautiful blue tea all over the internet? I exaggerate, but it is definitely everywhere on the instagram map! In my mind, it had got to be something truly exotic, imported and awfully expensive, till I decided to dig a little deeper ( believe me, I didn’t have to go far!). And ladies and gentlemen, this is my grand discovery – Clitoria ternatea, also known as Aparajita, Butterfly pea, Asian pigeonwings or Blue pea , is a flowering plant that bears white and blue flowers. It’s a commonly growing creeper in India ( and in some South East Asian countries) in our gardens and in the wild too!! Its been right here all my life and I just noticed, oh well, better late than never! 🙂

Blue Pea flower

Blue Pea flower

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Fruity Summer Coolers

Fruity Summer Coolers

Summer is beating down upon us, hot and strong! I have pitchers of lassi, iced tea and lemonade  which work really well for the adults at home. But the kid and his little friends are forever tempted by all the artificially coloured vitamin waters, sugary fruit juices. Ugghhhhh!! Had to come up with my own brand of soft drinks, colourful and delicious enough, to entice them….. Ergo these Fruity Summer Coolers!

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