Henley On Thames

Henley-On-Thames is a vibrant little town based on the river Thames in Oxfordshire, located about a couple of hours drive from London. You can catch the train from London to Reading and from there, you can get a train to Henley-On-Thames. The train schedules are, however, quite sparse and hence, it would be much easier…

Mango Smoothie Bowl with Paraphernalia

Smoothie’s are the “In” foods now and specially smoothie bowls. To be honest, there is nothing wrong with the fad methinks. Nothing better than a combination of fresh fruits, nuts, oats and yoghurt or milk for health. These are wonderful combinations that are practically gluten-free, can be made vegan if you so wish and since…

The Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Tiger’s Nest or “Taktsang” as known in Bhutanese, in Paro is probably the toughest trek I have ever undertaken in my life. I used to think I was physically quite fit. This trek showed me a rather harsh mirror. Bhutan is symbolised on any postcard or image by this Monastery placed high on a mountain,…

Greek Yoghurt with Apricots

Fresh Apricots are in season and I picked up some last week at the market. These have a very delicate taste and work really well if complimented with creamy flavour character ingredients. I had an apricot tart on my mind but being summers, the weather demanded something cool and healthy and hence, enter the idea…

My love for Jimbaran

Going to Bali for a holiday a couple of years back, the only thing I had on my mind was spending a few days on the beach…just me spending some alone time with myself. I had begun planning for the trip a couple of months prior and since I had only about a week there,…

Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of the Divine Madman

We made it to Punakha after a three-hour journey from Thimphu. It was about lunch time but before satiating our appetites with the simple yet flavourful cuisine of Bhutan, we were to take a short hike to the temple of Chime Lhakhang, a small distance from the Restaurant where we were to stop for lunch….

Raw Mango – Onion Stuffed Bitter Gourds

Bitter gourds are one of the most misunderstood vegetables out there I feel. I havent met many people in my life who claim to love these vegetables. In fact, I seem to find people who only consume this vegetable – more as a manner of medication (yes, this vegetable is wonderous as a cure for…

Andhra Style Banana-Leaf Meal

I travelled to Bangalore, Karnataka last week for work. Now, there is no one to say that if you are traveling for work, you cannot find a little bit of time for some self-indulgence, right? My self-indulgence? Finding local, speciality food places – need not be fine-dine or proper restaurants but food that brings forth…