It’s no secret that I love chai. Recently, the head of Learning and Development was visiting from my company’s headquarters in London. He hosted a series of workshops and seminars for our LA and San Diego staff. One of those was a session on presentations. He asked us to come prepared with a short two… Continue reading Cardamom Tea Shortbread
Cookies are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love to bake them and share them with friends and family. This year I almost didn’t get around to the holiday baking though. Since we spend Thanksgiving and the two following weeks in India, it didn’t even feel like the holidays to me.
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
October is the best month of the year! It’s is a month full of celebrations for me and my family. My birthday is in less than two weeks. My grandma, late grandpa, aunt, and uncle also have October birthdays. And to top if off, my parent’s wedding anniversary comes later in the month.
Only one morning out of the entire year, Steve makes sticky buns for breakfast. It’s our Christmas tradition. I love waking up to the smell of cinnamon in the air. I absolutely love them and often wonder why that is the only day of the year that we make them at home. Oh yeah! It’s… Continue reading Chai-Spiced Sticky Buns for Bake Sale
My last two posts were about chai masala and chai, so I thought I’d round it off with a post on Khari biscuits. Khari biscuits are simple puff pastry bites. They can also be made the way I like them, sprinkled with spices for extra flavor. They are perfect dippers for a cup of chai.
Chai is one of those drinks that evokes strong memories of childhood for me. There is nothing quite like a cup of chai to help lift my spirits. But it must be good chai because badly made chai can do just the opposite! The secret to a great cup of chai is the masala, the… Continue reading The Best Homemade Chai Masala
I can’t believe we’re already half way through December. This year’s gone by way too fast. And it’s about to get even busier. Our niece is about to be born (any day now!) and of course the Holidays are coming up. So much excitement. I love it! Yesterday was a cold and rainy day here… Continue reading Ginger Cupcakes with Chai Cream filling for the Holidays