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    CHOCOLATE HAPPY HOUR Paris

    Parisian Hot Chocolate

    A little while ago, I had hot chocolate at the famed Angelina in Paris. It was the most expensive hot chocolate of my life at €7.20. Served in a pitcher with a small pot of…

    November 23, 2011
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    Rhubarb and Lemongrass Cooler

    I made some rhubarb syrup. Again. This time I used chopped up lemongrass stalks instead of the ginger and I added a peppermint garnish to it. Whenever I find rhubarb on the shelves, I almost…

    October 15, 2010
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    Rhubarb Ginger Syrup

    If the science report on fruit flies’ affinity for fizzy drinks is to be believed, the fruit fly in me is coming to life.  I’ve been drinking way too much fizz out of a…

    October 3, 2010
  • HAPPY HOUR

    Mango Lassi

    After learning what a riotous combination fruits and yoghurt make together, I’ve been in love with all things fruit + yoghurt (cherry frozen yoghurt coming up!) With Alphonso mangoes aplenty, I’ve been making a…

    June 1, 2010
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    Strawberry Lassi

    If there is anything I can drink by the gallon, it’s got to be Strawberry Lassi. Lassi is a perfectly smooth yoghurt-based creamy drink that is really popular in India (Of course, blending it…

    February 18, 2010
  • HAPPY HOUR TECHNIQUE

    Candied Ginger + Ginger Ale

    Have you ever candied something? Maybe some orange or lime zests? If you haven’t, I urge you to give it a go. I only realise now what I had been missing out on all…

    September 15, 2009
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    Watermelon and Strawberry Slushie

    With the temperatures soaring (100°F/40°C, no less!) what I really need these days is something light and refeshing. I chopped up some watermelon and pulled out some strawberries from the freezer and this was…

    April 19, 2009
  • HAPPY HOUR INGREDIENT KNOW-HOW

    What is Kokum?

    The then NY Times food critic, Ruth Reichl (Garlic and Sapphires) was on one of her visits to the New York restaurant, Lespinasse. One of the dishes she sampled was a Braised salmon and…

    February 16, 2008