East Indian Mutton Paya Khudi Or Goat Trotters Curry

The masala gives the trotter curry a rich red color

How to make mutton paya curry? How to make goat trotter khudi curry? What is the recipe for the East Indian paya curry? Those are the questions that brought you here, aren’t they? My mom uses the same recipe that she uses for the East Indian goat tripe curry to make a gluten free paya … Read more

Easy Cabbage and Corn Vegetable Recipe

Sauteed cabbage vegetable - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Remember the easy fried purple cabbage vegetable we made last week? Well, this week was pretty busy too. So mom made her easy cabbage and corn stir fry; another one of those quick and easy vegetarian dishes to cook when you’re in a hurry. Just chop, fry and eat! The traditional cabbage vegetable dish is … Read more

Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Homemade pineapple wine in two glasses next to a yellow flower - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter or other family gatherings. Here’s how we do it here in Bombay. Ingredients for the Pineapple Wine But first, the list of ingredients we use. 800 grams pineapple2 litres water750 grams sugar20 grams yeast – we use active dry yeast1 tablespoon sugar50 … Read more

Gluten Free Vegetarian Strawberry Bread Recipe

Yummy strawberry bread is ready

Saw some yummy strawberries in the market and decided it was time to make some tasty strawberry bread or strawberry loaf. Since the recipe uses the same basic ingredients, we also made some strawberry muffins at the same time. I’ll post the muffin recipe soon. Anyways, back to the strawberry bread recipe. We made it … Read more

Tasty Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak Recipe

The yummy naralachi wadi we made at home

One of my favorite easy to make at home sweets is the traditional Maharashtrian Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak. It hardly takes an hour to put together, and you could also prepare the kopra pak after your visitors have landed. Maybe show off some of your Indian cooking skills while entertaining them in the kitchen, … Read more

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Glutenfree strawberry muffins ready to eat

Remember the strawberry bread that we made recently? Well, on the same day we made these yummy vegetarian strawberry muffins. Why? Because both the recipes include the same basic ingredients. So it’s easier to make the gluten-free strawberry muffins as well when you make the bread. Plus, we’ve used mostly healthy ingredients, so you don’t … Read more

Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe

Lather on toast or bread - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

We love chutney. Of course, we have to! We’re Indians. It’s one of the must-have vegetarian food items that we grew up with. And there are so many forms of chutney, red, green, yellow, white, brown! And chutneys made of tomato, coriander, garlic, coconut, dates, and so much more. One of the staple vegetarian chutneys … Read more

Glutenfree Jackfruit Flour Cookies Recipe

Jackfruit Cookies are ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So we had some leftover glutenfree jackfruit flour from the many packets I’d purchased for a friend in France. So we experimented with making glutenfree jackfruit flour cookies. We ended up making over a kg and a half the first time. But the times after that we did a little better, just making half a … Read more

East Indian Corned tongue or Salted Ox Tongue Recipe

That's how the tongue looks up close - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So the East Indians of Bombay in Indian or should I say Mumbai eat tongue as a delicacy for parties and events and birthdays and weddings. Anyways, apart from the regular East Indian beef tongue roast recipe, there’s also the East Indian corned tongue or East Indian salted tongue that everyone loves. So here’s how … Read more

East Indian Beef Tongue Roast Recipe

Ox or Beef Tongue Roast

One of my favorite East Indian foods at any time of the year is tongue. Tongue roast, salted tongue, tongue moile, pickled tongue, tongue this and tongue that. Now many people in other cultures consider tongue offal and discard it. But in my culture, beef tongue is relished and served at family gatherings or parties. … Read more

Sweet Beetroot Puris Recipe

Beetroot puris are ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Puris or pooris always taste yummy! Give someone a choice between bread and puris, and most Indians will any-day pick puris. What are puris you ask? Puris are deep-fried Indian bread that are made using whole wheat flour without any leavening agent such as baking powder or yeast. Puris can be eaten for breakfast, or … Read more

Christmas Cookies Recipe (Vegetarian)

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! Keeping our vegetarian friends in mind, we decided to make eggless Christmas cookies. And of course, to keep the processed sugar at … Read more

How to make East Indian Date Rolls?

Traditional-East-Indian-Date-Rolls

What’s your favorite not-too-sweet Christmas dessert? Mine are date rolls. What are these East Indian date rolls? Date rolls are simple and easy to make bites that are similar to buttery shortbread cookies but are stuffed with walnuts and dates. And they taste as heavenly as vanilla cream or marzipan. Well, almost! Nothing will ever … Read more

East Indian Walnut Fudge Recipe

Walnut Fudge is ready! - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Ever wondered why the traditional walnut fudge made by East Indians can be moulded? Me too! I haven’t found any real answer to this other than ‘It’s because we dry the milk a different way!’ or ‘It’s because we use the vanilla cream recipe!’ Anyways, if you’re wondering how to make the East Indian Walnut … Read more

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream recipe

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream Recipe

Recipe for how to make Gluten-Free Milk Cream? Little drops of heaven that melt in your mouth, that’s what we think they are. But some people just call this the East Indian milk cream or traditional vanilla cream, one of the many delicious East Indian sweets. Little melt in your mouth pieces made of milk … Read more

Best Street Food in Asia to Eat

Bhelpuri in Mumbai - Pic by Sarah from TheWingedFork

Living in Asia has its perks; warm weather, friendly locals, and most of all the best street food in Asia, or maybe even the best street food in the world. So if you’re traveling across Asia and wondering what best Asian street food you must try; here’s the list of the top Asian food to … Read more

Spicy East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe

East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe - By Abby from TheWingedFork

The traditional East Indian Port Vindaloo tastes as glorious as the East Indian pork sorpotel, or even more so! The blend of chillies and other East Indian masalas makes your mouth water, literally! And it is served with as much pomp as the corned tongue or any other precious East Indian dish. Want to try … Read more

Easy Indian Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

Chop into 1.5 inch squares

You know it’s nearing Diwali, when your family starts making many many sweets; and among them the traditional wheat halwas or Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa or Custard Powder Halwas, or whatever your family calls them. This custard powder halwa uses a base or gluten-free custard powder or cornflour, and so is considered gluten free. … Read more

Best Dessert and Dinner Recipes with Dates

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I love eating dates! A handful of the sweet luscious fruit is more than enough to satisfy my sugar cravings after each meal. I sometimes eat them as snacks too. Don’t you? I mean what’s better than eating a natural guilt-free energizing gift from God that’s full of all the right vitamins and minerals to … Read more

Recipe for Dairy free Gluten free Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi

Add the nuts to the anjeer paste and continue to stir - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! Sugar-free is good for diabetics like my … Read more

Sugar Free Gluten Free Anjeer Barfi Recipe

Cover with almonds and draw rough cutting lines - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

How to make Anjeer Dry Fruit Barfi at home I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find … Read more

Spicy Brain Masala Recipe

Spicy homemade brain masala curry in a steel pot on a red kitchen cloth.

Brain Masala, a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts can be made in different ways. As East Indians, we also have our own method of preparing the traditional East Indian Brain Masala. And this too differs from home to home! Here’s my mom’s version of the spicy brain masala recipe! The difference from the regular … Read more

30+ Weird Foods of the World to Taste

Fried Lethocerus Indicus in Thailand market - Pic by Vijinathk

We were having a chat about the unusual food people eat in different cultures, and Laura said, “You know some people eat every part of the fish”. I said “Yeah, we do too! The fins, the eyes, everything.” And that started a long conversation abut how my culture eats goat trotters and tripe, ox tails, … Read more

Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins are ready for serving - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I’ve always loved eating sweet corn muffins. They’re delicious and have a grainy but smooth texture all in one. So one day back in July 2014 I figured why not make savory corn muffins? I mean, since dad has diabetes, it’s better to make savory than sweet, right? Because there’s really no keeping him away … Read more

Gluten Free Sand Cake or Rice Cake Recipe

Beautiful sand cake or gluten free rice cake - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I love sand cake. The soft grains melting in your mouth, the strong taste of butter… It tastes yummier than regular cake. And it’s so light and airy that you can’t stop at just one piece. What is sand cake? Well, it’s definitely not cake made of sand. Sand cake is the traditional East Indian … Read more

Breadfruit Chips or Nachos Recipe

Fry the breadfruit - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

We love breadfruit! It’s sometimes crispy and sometimes mulchy snack, depending on how you cook it. It’s also really a perfect family member of the jackfruit, although like every cousin, it’s really different. We only get breadfruit in India during Feb or March. It’s locally called नीरफणस or nir phanas in Marathi. It’s also called … Read more

Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

Fluffy light chitaps - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I love chitaps, always have, always will. They’re sweet and light to eat and look like handkerchiefs. So instead of getting them from our local East Indian auntie like we do almost every Sunday, I figured why not make them myself. You know, then I can have them whenever I want. Anyways, mom and dad … Read more

Traditional East Indian Kimad Recipe : Sukhala!

Ingredients for the East Indian Kimad - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So some nights it’s really cold outside and you need a liquid to warm your bones. That’s when the East Indian kimad makes a warm entrance into the hearth and home. Quite similar to mulled wine or brandy, the traditional East Indian kimad is a mix that keeps you warm on those cold nights. This … Read more

50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Some popular Herbes brands - By Paps from TheWingedFork

Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top … Read more

East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

Tomatoes, ginger, garlic, chillies for the kusondi - TheWingedFork

The East Indian Tomato Kusondi is a much lovelier version of the regular Maharastrian tamtar kusandi; using almost the same ingredients, but with a lot more zing. It’s the perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner, and can also go well with just bread, chappatis or toast. Mom’s version of the tomato kusondi has found it’s … Read more

Mom’s GlutenFree Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Egg drop chicken soup in a bowl with a brown spoon next to it

The monsoon and winter come around and it’s time for flus and colds. But it’s also time for some chicken soup for the soul. Or that’s what we call it. Here’s the recipe for mom’s egg drop chicken soup made from scratch. It’s heartwarming and delicious and you can easily make it at home with a little time and patience!

Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

Pancakes ready to serve - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Pancake Tuesday is just around the corner, and my friends have already called dibs on my mom’s pancake recipe. It’s the recipe she got from granny but tweaked a bit, and it’s perfect! Anyways, East Indians celebrate pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras with pancakes. They’re a bit different from chocolate pancakes which … Read more

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Masskara Festival is held annually in October in Bacolod, Negros Island. Pic by Ceslou from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.

What is Mardi Gras? Or what is Fat Tuesday? The Roman pagan festivals of times long past were integrated into Christian traditions by the Roman Catholic Church and are now part of the festival that is called Mardi Gras. When is Mardi Gras? Or When is Fat Tuesday? Well, depending on the culture celebrating it, … Read more

Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

Kayaking at Cala Blava in Mallorca - By Abby from TheWingedFork

It’s summer somewhere in the world right now! We’re lucky we live on a blue dot that has summer in some place no matter the time of the year; and there are always some nice holiday destinations that are perfect for water sports. My friends and I have put together a list of the best … Read more

Unusual things to do in Goa, India

View from the Cabo De Rama Fort - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga beachTalpona BeachSan Jacinto IslandKerim BeachMorjim BeachCabo De Rama FortPalolem BeachSt. Augustine’s Tower Ruins Rita’s Gourment Cooking Class Butterfly Conservatory GoaKakolem BeachButterfly Beach POPULAR BEACHES AND DESTINATIONS IN GOACalangute BeachCotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCumbarjua CanalMapusa MarketNetravali Bubbling LakeArvalem CavesBaga BeachImmaculate Conception Church, PanjimPonda Street MarketCandolim Beach WHERE TO EAT … Read more

Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Traditional Christmas Dishes from across the world - TheWingedFork

Gifts and stockings, and desserts and treats, and Santa and snow, and so much more. Wishes coming true and hope in the air. Love and laughter and everything good. Christmas is on it’s way. It’s almost time to prepare the Christmas Dinner menu and start getting the Christmas pudding ready. It’s such a warm time … Read more

East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian Christmas sweets to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for “Cordial No 1” as it’s called in the East Indian Recipe book. We’re … Read more

East Indian Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan

East-Indian-Mass-Pav-or-Marzipan Recipe - TheWingedFork

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and were … Read more

Spicy Love Apple Pickle

After frying for some time the love apples reduce in size - Pic by Abby from The Winged Fork

Who cares if the love apples aren’t originally from India? We love them anyway, in any form. Most of us have grown up with love apple trees nearby. Me and my siblings; we used to climb the tree at our grandparents place and get the juicy and crisp fresh ones to eat. They’re always the … Read more

50+ Best Street Food in Europe you must eat

Crispy shells stuffed with various sweet ingrediants from many places around the island - Pic by Laura from The Travelling Stomach

Food makes the world go round. Doesn’t it? Okay, maybe my world and that of my fellow foodie friends. We’ve found that some of the best street foods in the world are European dishes. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some amazing European street foods and local foods that you must try. … Read more

East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

Bombil Pickle is ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing! What’s a Bombay Duck? By the way, did you know that the Bombil fish in English … Read more

Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Dahi Puri at Elco Pani Puri Centre in Mumbai

Street Food and Local Restaurants in India that you must visit to try or eat at least once Indian food is most delicious food in the world! Okay, maybe not the sole winner among food around the world, but Indian dishes are definitely some of the most loved snacks and dinners in the world. Street … Read more

What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great desserts to amazing desserts in different countries … Read more

East Indian Mango Chutney/ Aam Ka Murabba/ Chunda

Mango pickle called Murabba or Chunda in a steel pot with slivers or almond on top.

Here in Mumbai, we make this lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sweet and slightly spicy, it’s similar to the aam ka murabba or chunda; and tastes as good as a dessert. This mango pickle perfect as an accompaniment to meals or as a spread on bread or roti for snacks or breakfast!

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the centuries – Boon Bay, Bombain, Mombayn, Bombaym, Monbaym, Mombaym, Bombay, Mombaim, Bambaye, Bombeye, Bombaiim, and … Read more

What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? Kas Vakarienei? We couldn’t … Read more

What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in different cultures and countries across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast … Read more

Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

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Brown balls and white balls. Those are our punny names for gulab jamuns or rosgullas. But I’ve not heard any jokes about honey balls or snow balls yet. Is it because East Indian honey balls or snow balls are lesser known and only belong to a small part of society? Honey balls or snow balls are … Read more

Amazing Churches In America and Canada

Cathedral showing amazing churches in America - Pixabay

Ever wondered about the most amazing churches in the world? The ones that you have to visit at least once. Here’s a list of the most magnificent, amazing and beautiful churches in the US and Canada from your favorite travel bloggers. 1. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC By Allison from Eternal Arrival St. Patrick’s Cathedral in … Read more

Top 72 Most Beautiful Churches in Europe

Sint Jans in Gouda - The Rare Welsh Bit

Churches, known as places of fellowship and amazing grace. Even if churches are no longer visited for their religious significance; they are still visited for their splendour and beauty, their majesty and magnificence. There are so many beautiful churches around the world that showcase amazing architecture and exquisite ornate work that are a simply must … Read more

Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

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Ramadan or Ramzan is a Muslim celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting is necessary for Muslims who aren’t sick, elderly, menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant or travelling. It’s one of the famous Five Pillars of Islam. My Muslim friends fast from dawn till dusk, and don’t have sex, eat, drink, or smoke. … Read more

Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

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You’ve already read the blog about how I found it difficult to get back into a Kayak because my boobs kept getting in the way. But that’s not the only problem I’ve had with having big boobs. My country wants me to go braless Take for instance the fact that bras my size are not … Read more

Best local Ice Creams in the World

Walnut-Crunch-ice-cream---K-Rustom's---Ritesh---TheWingedFork

Bells ringing, childhood memories. The ice cream cart comes to our neighborhood, but here in Bombay it’s kulfi. Sometimes it’s the kulfi man with the basket on his head announcing his arrival. ‘Kulfi-eaah’. As kids we used to run happily for ice cream or kulfi. That instant brain freeze when you bite, the cool feeling … Read more

East Indian Vajri Khudi (Goat Tripe Curry Recipe)

Add-in-the-chopped-potatoes-and-the-goat stomach-pieces to the curry - TheWingedFork

The traditional East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi is a gluten free goat tripe curry from the East Indians of Bombay, India. This recipe that’s been handed down from my grandmom to my mom can be made in about 70 minutes. We use the same recipe to cook sheep tripe as well.

Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken: East Indian Series

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Easter! Spring and redemption and everything anew. New life in Jesus and new life on earth. A celebration of hope!  And sweets! Or eggs rather? Legend tells that quite like Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, the Easter bunny called ‘Easter’ along with the spring bunny come with egg filled baskets to the homes of children. They … Read more

Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

The pool and the luxurious diwans near the Amer fort wall - TheWingedFork

/Although I received a minor discount (media rates) for this stay, this does not influence my opinion of the experience. UPDATE: As of September 2018, the Lodge at Amer is no longer under the flagship of Lebua. “Lebua ae Lebua. Lebua ae Lebua.” I won’t tell you which family member was singing that song as … Read more

13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

Turkenbrunnen atop the Schlossberg in Graz - TheWingedFork

I loved my stay in beautiful Graz. It’s the second largest city in Austria, with a population that’s ten times that of another beautiful Austrian city, Feldkirch that my sis and I visited last October. It used to be a centre of commerce in the Middle Ages, with architecture still reminiscent of times past, and is a UNESCO … Read more

Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

christmas-sweets-in-boxes - TheWingedFork

Two East Indian aunties meet on the street. “Hello Lucy, how are you re?” “I’m good men, how are you and the babas?” “We’re all good men. Where you went?” “To the bakery on the corner to bring pav men. That pav is better than Bertrand’s pav men. So nice and soft-soft. My dokra Aggie … Read more

Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère

Sunset at the Château de Montaigut - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

SMALL TOWNS IN LOZÈRE, OCCITANIE Saint Énimie Quezac Ispagnac SLOW TRAVEL AVEYRON, OCCITANIE Eglise Russe & Sylvanes Abbey Château de Montaigut Le Village de Salmonac Viaduc de Millau Yeah, like I’ve said in so many posts, France has so much to see, for the tourist that wants to go beyond Paris and the regular touristic … Read more

Dinner at K + K am Waagplatz in Salzburg, Austria

Wild-dinner at Koller - TheWingedFork

It was pretty late by the time we got into Salzburg on the Eurail and checked into our hotel, Der Salzburger Hof. It was hardly a 10-minute walk from the Salzburg train station aka Salzburg Hauptbahnhof; and thankfully we were in the main part of the hotel and not the annex. So smile 🙂 Anyway, … Read more

Goose : A golden egg in Rome

Goose-seafood-Tagliolini - TheWingedFork

‘When in Rome, do the Romans’, a friend of mine once told me. Well, we were talking about a totally different ‘when in Rome’ topic at the time. But on my recent trip to Rome, I did make time to do as Romans do with respect to food. Rome has turned into a very busy … Read more

Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

Paella Mixtas - TheWingedFork

A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the … Read more

Seegrotte’s underground Blue Lake, and the tale to go with it. Gluck Auf!

Seegrotte-1 - TheWingedFork

So as I was saying last week, it turned out to be a bargain. For around 49 Euros each we got to see Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Karmel Mayerling and Seegrotte Hinterbrühl, and didn’t have to shell out anything for transport or entrances. If you missed last week’s blog, my sis and I were boarded at the … Read more

Vienna Woods, Heiligenkreuz, Mayerling and scary voices

Dead-Chapel - TheWingedFork

Being woken up in Graz by a scary voice Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? Where? Grat-zuh? I was woken up in the middle of the night by a low repetitive voice that almost scared me witless. After turning on the night lamp in our hotel room in Graz, … Read more

Crafting a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake

Lightning McQueen – Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

And then there was the child in India called Arnav who loved Lightning McQueen. So his mom ordered a Lightning McQueen cake from my sister, Sarah for his 4th birthday. And although we’ve seen a few lightning McQueen cakes before, we haven’t seen one with a checkerboard sponge inside. So Sarah set out on her … Read more

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