Hibiscus tea and Ridged Gourd flower fritters for a special tea party

red hibiscus

Hibiscus tea is easy to make. Boil a cup of water. Put in a hibiscus flower (fresh or dry). Cover the pan and switch off the heat. Let it cool down completely. Add lemon juice and jaggery, honey or raw sugar to taste. Strain and refrigerate before

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How to grow Chinese orange trees in North India

How to grow Chinese orange trees

Chinese orange trees are the jewel of my garden. They give shade, rest, smiles, compost, keep mosquitoes away, attract sunbirds to nest, the citrus scented flowers save money on room freshners in the verandah and bring in bees, butterflies and

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How to grow bitter gourd for summer

How to grow bitter gourd for summer

Bitter gourd is easy to grow from seed. The seeds planted in February through April in successive sowings, give sufficient bitter gourds to last till August. They do well in a garden, no doubt, but flourish just as well in pots in balconies.

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How to grow sandalwood trees in a garden in North India

white sandalwood sapling

If you are lucky to find these trees already growing in your city, it is a great opportunity to ask the owner to let you take their saplings from under the trees in the rainy season. Nurture in partial shade, rich soil and keep moist in pots.

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Ayurvedic chutney sandwich spread for a summer lunch

Easy recipe Ayurvedic chutney sandwich spread

This summer sandwich spread is an age old Ayurvedic recipe from kitchens of India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, in particular). As the unripe mangoes start finding there way to the market, this yummy chutney too becomes a lunch staple.

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