Steaming Elaichi Wala Chaa – Cardamom Tea

Tea

When I was a teenager, this was the one thing that I noticed most girls would get asked to make but they either didn’t know how to or had forgotten. As soon as anyone steps into an Indian or British Asian household, there are immediately cries of ‘chaa banaa!’ meaning ‘make tea!’, such is the love for our infamous, sweet, milky, fragrant, spiced brew.

So the following scene was very familiar for girls in the 1990’s…

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Bright and beautiful sparklers for New Year’s Eve – Rainbow Cocktails!

Cocktails NYE 2014

If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party, these glasses of colourful fizz always impress. With the snowy sugar or salt-frosted glasses lined up on a table or counter, a third or half-filled with the fresh fruit purée in rainbow hue order, they are beautifully decorative, ready to be topped with Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or a non-alcoholic spritzer as you wish.

It’s also a great way to use up any tinned fruit you might have lying around, not to mention getting in some of your five-a-day. Or alternatively, for a silkier, more refined finish, they can also be made by making your own infused syrups… Continue reading