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Dessert and Dinner Recipes with Dates

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 […]

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Breadfruit Chips or Nachos

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 […]

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50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

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 […]

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East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

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 […]

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Mom’s Easy Chicken Soup Recipe (Gluten Free)

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. Why chicken soup? Mom’s easy homemade chicken soup provides that instant relief from the weather’s vagaries. Mom’s creamy yet healthy chicken soup gets us bouncing […]

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Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

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 […]

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

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

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, […]

Kayaking at Cala Blava in Mallorca - By Abby from TheWingedFork

Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

Best Vacation spots for water sport activities 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 […]

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

Unusual things to do in Goa, India

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga 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 Market WHERE IS GOA?WHEN IS THE […]

Traditional Christmas Dishes from across the world - TheWingedFork

Christmas Dishes and Sweets from across the World

Traditional Christmas food and Christmas desserts for that special Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Lunch 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 […]

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East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

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 […]

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Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan: East Indian Series

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 […]

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East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

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 […]

What's for Dessert?

What’s for dessert in your culture?

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 from across the […]

Murabba or Chunda - By Abby from TheWingedFork

East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Being brought up in India, we’ve grown up on lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sometimes, although rarely, the traditional East Indian mango chutney lasts through the monsoon and into a bit of winter. It’s a version of the Gujarati murabba and chunda, but not exactly. Or the Russian and Eastern European varenye.  What is […]

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

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 […]

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

What’s for dinner in your culture?

What’s for dinner? 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? […]

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

What’s for breakfast in your culture?

What’s for breakfast in different cultures 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 food, and […]

Saint Nicholas Church, Turkey - By Pascale Van Craryveld from Slow Travel Guide

Amazing Churches Across the World

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 and amazing churches around the world from your favorite travel bloggers. Memorial Church of Moses church on Mount Nebo, Jordan By Lindsay of CarpeDiemOurWay Mount Nebo is known […]

Sint Jans in Gouda - The Rare Welsh Bit

Most beautiful churches in Europe

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 […]

Cuchumber kadmat - refreshing East Indian salad

East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber Salad Recipe

Summers comes around and you know it’s time for Kadmat or Cuchumber. Nope not cucumber, Cuchumber! It’s the traditional East Indian salad that dad makes as soon as the raw mangoes start coming around in April. And we can’t get enough of it. I mean who wouldn’t? Every East Indian makes Cuchumber as often as […]

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Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

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. […]

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Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

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 manufactured […]

Roasting onions and chillies over a direct flame - TheWingedFork

Goat Tripe – Vajri Khudi Curry : East Indian Series

So next up is the East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi. What is Vajri in English? Tripe? What is tripe? The stomach of ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, giraffe and more. We usually use goat tripe. Why not cow tripe? Well, because it’s banned in Maharashtra. A lot of the younger […]

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Bryant Park in Kodaikanal, India

When you’re looking for places to visit in Kodaikanal, Bryant Park shows up in the top 10. Bryant Park is a nature park in Kodaikanal hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India that was set up in 1908 by H.D.Bryant. This famous park occupies over 20 acres in Palani Hills right opposite […]

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Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

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 […]

Turkenbrunnen atop the Schlossberg in Graz - TheWingedFork

13 things you must do in Graz, Austria

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 […]

Montaigut - Sunset - Abby---TheWingedFork

Offbeat Occitanie towns in Aveyron and Lozère

Off the beaten path Christmas in Occitanie, France CHRISTMAS IN LOZÈRESaint Énimie     Quezac and Ispagnac SLOW TRAVEL AVEYRONEglisse Russe & Sylvanes Abbey    Château de MontaigutLe Village de Salmonac     Viaduct de Millau Yeah, like I’ve said in so many posts, France has so much to see, for the tourist that wants […]

Paella Mixtas - TheWingedFork

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

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 […]

Roast-Chili-Lamb - TheWingedFork

5 hours at the Rude Lounge

So we finally ended up at the Rude Lounge for dinner, instead of our regular haunt the Irish House. After waiting downstairs for more than half an hour for the sleepy friend that’s always running a bit late, we went up to the 6th floor of Link House that holds the Rude Lounge at Malad. […]

Colour Cake - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Love you more than cake

‘Malaysia, let’s go to Malaysia.’ ‘What, why?’ ‘Because I want Kek Lapis Sarawak.’ ‘Have it imported.’ ‘But I want to learn how to make it too. Let’s go, pleeease…’ But we didn’t go. Malaysia beckons from a distance, but for now we pretend our ears are closed. Well, the boss wouldn’t give us leave anyway. […]

To the boy who bit my hair off

We talked again the other day, just like we used to do way back when. Long hours of talking about this and that, about everything and nothing. And I wanted to reach across the screen and touch your face like I used to, and trace the corners of your smile. And it hurt… For an […]

Stefanie and Sarah at Buschenschank Schaar - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Brettlejause with Stefanie and Rupert at Buschenschank Schaar

One of the stops on our autumn Austrian trip was Graz. We spent two nights there which was quite enough to see the entire city. Having a limited number of days off, we were deliberating between Klagenfurt and Graz, but Graz won because of the Schloßberg or Schlossberg. It was a good climb. But that’s […]

Worms are good Futuroscope along with Foie gras ice cream at-Futuroscope in France - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

J’ai mangé des vers! : Eating worms in France

Getting to Futuroscope in Poitiers It was almost a year ago now. I remember waking up early to the smell of fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast. The perks of travelling in France with your boyfriend! It was a long 2 hour drive from Sables D’Olonne to Poitiers and we wanted to get there before […]

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