French Macaron Recipe

The problem with macarons is that they are TOO SMALL. One or two bites and you are done with them. These tiny treats should really have been at least the size of a doughnut. Especially if you take into account the effort that goes into making them. Making macarons is not easy. My plan was to […]

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Tea Time in Russia

When Christmas comes, we’re blessed in that we don’t need anything, sometimes even having trouble thinking of things we’d like, and certainly don’t need more “stuff.” But both our girls came up trumps this year with the gift of experiences. Our younger daughter had me pencil in a date weeks in advance for a gift […]

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Delicious Belgium Waffles

This recipe has been passed down by my aunt Angela from Belgium. She makes the most delicious Belgium waffle cookies!! She passed down her recipe to my mom, and now I created a new recipe of Belgium waffles. (Please keep in mind that this recipe is Belgium waffles, and not Belgium waffle cookies.) From Kouzounas […]

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Herbal Tea Recipes

Herbal Tea Recipes



When discussing food as medicine, herbal tea is an excellent way to immerse your body in healing and rejuvenating anti-oxidants, micro-nutrients and phytonutrients. Making your own herbal blends is the best way to do this. So, why not just throw a tea bag in some hot water? The tea bags are getting newer, better and fancier, […]

via 10 DIY Herbal Tea Recipes — The Purple Almond

Winter Medicine: Delicious & Warming Tonic Syrups

When dark, winter days challenge our bodies as well as our spirits, nothing makes a better remedy than old-fashioned tonic syrups. Time tested & true, these potent preventatives and remedial healers call on the nourishing, medicinal powers of tonic plants and adaptogenic herbs, berries, honey and warming spices. And not only will they help fortify […]

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Dhaba Review – Chhabra Hotel and Restaurant

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Chhabra Restaurant

It’s hard to categorize Chhabra Restaurant; it’s not the metropolitan restaurant that one finds in malls or even city arcades and nor is it the conventional Dhaba. A village restaurant maybe, or a city-Dhaba; it might in the end not matter how it’s categorized because like with most things food all that ever matters is taste.

A 45 minute drive from HUDA Metro Station in Gurgaon – roughly 25 kms – near the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary main gate – another 5 kilometres ahead, past the railway crossing – Chhabra Restaurant is a vegetarian only eating joint that proved to be quite the culture shock for my 8-year-old daughter – first timer -who initially refused to eat at the place but by the end had finished everything on her plate – including a second Parantha – something that never happens at home.

The drive to Chhabra Restaurant is fairly smooth and…

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