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July 2021


Recently Fairtrade Original introduced Banana blossoms in a can and I attended an online workshop to make Thai fish cakes using banana blossoms. But I had to try my all time favorite Mocha'r ghonto that I haven't had in the last 3 years and wanted to check if a canned version of this vegetable can do the job right. What do you think? These cans are for sale at any Albert Heijn across the Netherlands. What is a Banana Blossom and why this craze? Banana blossom is literally the purple colored flower that hangs from the banana plant and after a few weeks you have new bananas to eat. Banana plant has been sacred to most Eastern communities. In Bengal (from where I come from) - a banana plant is draped in saree and is considered as the wife of Lord Ganesha

Indian Street Food & Co is situated a few kilometers away from Amsterdam in a city named Amstelveen and has really made my chaat (salty, sweet, sour streetfood type) cravings find a solution. They have a beautiful outdoor and a chique indoor seating as well, but this place is built to suit its name – streetfood is not for exquisite dining purposes and that’s something that you shouldn’t go as a notion in your mind. What happened 2 weeks ago 2 weekends back we were visiting a friend’s place who needed some help assembling new IKEA furnitures and Harsh (my husband) and I love doing that together. Let me clarify what my role in assembling is – just holding the nuts and bolts. I for the life of me cannot follow those instructions and lose interest in the entire process very soon