Fellow bloggers, Jordan Catapano and Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbach of This Girl Walks into a Bar, reached out and asked if we’d help get the word out about their new book. I knew right away that I wanted to help because I attended one of their cocktail workshops at The Big Potluck last year and thought… Continue reading Mississippi Delta Infusion
We ate a lot of guavas while growing up in Mumbai. We called them peru, their Marathi name, because that’s what the street vendors called them (the Hindi name is Amrood and the Gujarati name is Jamphal). As the weather started to cool down, the streets would start to flood with guava vendors. Everywhere you… Continue reading Guava Mint Cocktail with Rye Whiskey
A few days ago I was talking to my mom and she mentioned that the past few days had felt like living in India. She is totally right, it’s rained so much that it almost felt like the monsoons. Non-stop all day long rain is so very rare in Southern California. I love the rain… Continue reading Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate
In India, guests are known as “emissaries of god,” they drop by any time they want without warning. When they come, you serve. You almost always serve them Chai. Whenever guests would come over to our house, my mom would immediately ask me to make a pot of chai. “Chai” is the Hindi word for “tea” but… Continue reading How to make Gujarati Masala Chai with Lemongrass
Baaflu is a refreshing mango drink made from raw mangoes. Raw as in unripened. It is the perfect summer drink. Even though we drank a lot of lemonade while growing up in India, to me this mango drink is synonymous with summer. My mom would make large batches and I would guzzle down glass after… Continue reading Refreshing Raw Mango Drink: My Favorite Summer Beverage
Steve’s Tamarind Ginger Margarita won the contest at Playa Grill and Margarita Bar! Last week, his margarita was selected as top 5 and on Saturday night he competed for the win.
Our favorite Happy Hour spot is hosting their third annual Margarita contest and the deadline to submit a recipe was today. Puja and I came up with our own recipes and held a tasting last night. Last year’s winner was a “Thai-garita”, a Thai inspired, lemongrass and Thai chili flavored margarita. So of course we… Continue reading Margarita Contest
It’s getting cold here in San Diego and there is nothing better than a Hot Toddy to warm you right up! We used to make it often on cold winter nights when we lived in Arlington, VA. The hot toddy is believed to have gotten it’s name from the Indian tadi. It is said that… Continue reading Hot Toddy!