“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru Travel Green if you want to keep on traveling. I am not an environment expert. This is my green quest (or should I say green surfing over the … Read More Travelling Green | Also With Kids!
Imagine breakfast on Fridays sitting on a wooden bench or on a picnic mat on green grass surrounded by locally produced fresh, bright organic vegetables available at affordable prices. Does the term ‘affordable’, that too ‘organic’ even exist in Dubai, you wonder? Yes, it does. Cooler weather brings local, organic, seasonal produce to the original Farmers’ Market Market on the Terrace, as it returned … Read More Farmers Market On The Terrace | Breakfast Picnic and Knowing Your Local Farmers
This post captures four locations, two time zones, different sets of people and many emotions – a posh cafe restaurant, an organic store, a small Farmers’ Market – all in the heart of Dubai and a Farmers’ Festival and a few organic farm lands, thousands of kilometers away in Rajasthan. What is the relationship between all of these? It can seem as simple as … Read More A Trip to Rajasthan To Meet The Farmers | Is Your Spice Procured Ethically? Produced Organically?
This is one of those unforgettable holidays for a long time to come. Zighy Bay – tucked away in the Musandam Peninsular in Northernmost part of Sultanate of Oman that juts out into the Strait of Hormuz, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. It is hidden from the rest of the world by the breathtaking Hajar Mountains. This place is a surprise gift, … Read More Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman | Appealing To More Senses Than Six!
Desert Island Resorts & Spa by Anantara is situated on Sir Ban Yas island, a protected natural reserve. The island itself is pretty alluring and is the largest natural island in the UAE and one of the collection of eight islands that comprise Abu Dhabi’s Desert Islands.
Aam Pana or Green Mango Drink (above) is one of the most famous coolants for Indian Summer. The mango concentrate can be very easily made at home and stored for much longer than the summer months themselves. So, adapting the drink to combat Dubai summers perhaps seemed the most obvious thing to do. Taking cue from the last article which touched upon the subject … Read More Frozen Aam Pana/Green Mango Pulp | The Change Initiative!
Tok Palong/Sour Spinach (above) is a variant of the leafy green Spinach that we are so familiar with. Resembling more like Baby Spinach, these leaves are sour even when they are uncooked. Absolutely new to me, my taste-buds are totally thrilled with this new discovery. And no, I haven’t seen these Spinach variant in any supermarkets in Dubai. I got them from the vegetable … Read More Locavorism, Friday Market | Tok Palong/Sour Spinach Chutney