Food & Recipes


The Repatriate Binge 37

There is something special about food from your own country, the food you grew up with. I love Indian food but being an expat, there are those times when you daydream about food, salivate about food, and when you happen to get your little mits on some imported food, you […]


Hot Chocolate for Bhabhi 40

As I stood waiting for a train, something I’ve done often during my trip to England, I fancied something warm! After my year of hot Indian weather, this Great British weather is, not so great. So, what’s more heart and soul warming than hot chocolate? I followed my chocolate addiction and cold […]


My Birthday Surprise: Imported Food! 70

I have the cutest Mum ever! For my birthday, she contacted my friend here in Nagpur and asked her to buy me lots of imported goodies on her behalf! Argh! So many things which I have craved such as Marmite, Nutella and English breakfast tea! These little things mean so much […]

imported food nagpur

Mango Season, I Will Miss You 48

You may have heard me talk about how much I am craving some tasty treats from England, foods that India has little interest in. Whilst I still have day dreams about Branston pickle, I can now say that my favourite taste in the entire world is that of sweet Alphonso […]


Peanut Butter, My Old Friend 70

When you move to another country, it is not long until you start dreaming those foods you once took for granted, foods that your new country couldn’t care less about. You start thinking about absurd things you would do for just one mouthful, you find yourself bargaining with your own imagination. I […]


Papaya is an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E (vitamins which boost immunity and improve skin health!). Papayas are very rich in antioxidants and contain small amounts of calcium, iron, and B vitamins (which help to release energy- need it).

Big Papaya, Big Health Benefits 52

I  would always buy papaya whenever I saw them in supermarkets back in England, they would be long, green and fit nicely in my palm. Here in India, they are round, much sweeter and the size of my head!! If you were to pop a bindi and some sindoor on this […]


A Series of Cake Related Disasters 68

My husband recently bought me an oven so I could make some of the Western dishes I have been craving. As it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be a perfect idea to make my husband some surprise Valentine’s cupcakes for when he arrived home from work. Disaster #1. I checked […]

A series of cake related disasters