Category Archives: Lifestyle

Partition: our experience at the India-Pakistan border ceremony

Indian Pakistan gate

Partition: our experience at the India-Pakistan border ceremony On the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, we’d thought that we’d look back at our family’s time at the Indian-Pakistan border ceremony. If you are planning a trip to India and are putting together a list of must-do items, put the Indian-Pakistan border ceremony at the top […]

Our family trip to Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia Harbour in Northern Cyprus

Our family trip to Northern Cyprus   When you hear people talk about Cyprus, usually it’s the Greek side that immediately springs to mind. However, there is also the Turkish side. It is understandable that most think of the Greek side – you can only fly directly to the Greek side, it’s currency is the […]

How to use turmeric

Turmeric powder

How to use turmeric Turmeric: what it is and how to use it Turmeric is an ingredient that is always appearing in recipes and on blog posts these days and is hailed as a miracle spice, renowned for it’s health properties. Although it may sound like a great idea to include turmeric within your diet, […]

The many uses of marigolds

Floral cookery: marigolds

Flowers, they’re everywhere at the moment, especially in our cocktails and on our food. Marigolds are just one of the many edible flowers that are used for both flavour and decorations in food and drinks. They form an important part of Indian culture and so I thought I’d delve a little deeper into this beautiful […]