The Tea Journal begins here…

It is very natural for me to love and admire ‘Tea’. Growing up in Assam and in a family that owned a tea garden my love for tea was inevitable. For us, tea is not just a drink or a plant…….it’s a lifestyle and for many a source of living. If you have ever visited a…

Who took the cookie from the cookie jar?

Being a working mom of three, my mother never had much time for experimentation, when it comes to cooking. But on weekends or special occasions, she would put on her chef’s hat, and we would play out roles as her helpers. I loved the whole process of baking cookies, even as a child. And among…

The adventure to your stomach

There are a few adventure trail that I wish I could retrace. I agree the magic of the first time goes unmatched. One such trip of mine was to a natural hot water spring in Assam. Picnics during winters is a very common outdoor activity and people commute in buses to enjoy a day out…

From the land of favorites

The repeated requests for Dhansak every third week by my husband led me to this recipe. But I have to admit I love having Dhansak, especially during winters. It is such a warm hearty dish you are bound to love it……be rest assured, this won’t be your only instance!!! Dhansak is a Parsi dish and is usually…

Go Local…Go Free-Range

With so much ongoing debate regarding what to eat and what not, I wonder why don’t we just look back at our ancestors and learn a thing or two instead of relying entirely on scientific research. Coming from the research community one thing I can say for sure research never ends. Every now and then,…

THE AUSPICIOUS BANANA PLANT

Assamese people have a special bond with the banana plant. It’s considered auspicious and finds its place in weddings, religious ceremonies and during festivities. Every part of this magical plant is used. The leaves become eco-friendly, biodegradable plates. Even bowls are made out of the pseudo stem. The pseudostem is used to prepare organic soda…