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Spent a lovely Monday evening after a long day at work at @thewinerackmumbai where @sonalholland_masterofwine conducted a blind tasting of three stellar wines with a lovely bunch of ladies, a session captured on celluloid by documentary film maker thibault ferie. . . Over the years, on my travels I've been lucky to visit Swiss, French, Italian, German, Slovakian, Australian and Indian wine regions, finding my self drawn closer to grapes and their ferments. . . . Wine making is an art, an alchemy of terrior, skill, and the vagaries of weather. Did you know that Grapes, unlike other fruits, do
Yesterday was a hectic day. In the morning i attended workshops at @vasutra .india, and in the evening attended holistic nutritionist @down2hearth vinita contractors talk on why deficiencies of D3 and B 12 are so prevalent at @thefarmersstore .I met vinita through Rajni, who is one of the organisers of the vegan festival in India, the one earth festival, a wonderful introduction to the vegan community, where you can meet a great bunch of really diverse people. . What I love about @down2hearth philosophy is that she uses the body's innate intelligence and nature's bounty to heal itself. There were several takeaways
As we continue through our quest for summer gold, how can we stop without speaking about mangoes? The king of fruits. According to Hindus, a mango is the progenitor of prajapathi, the creator of all creatures. The Buddhists consider it sacred. Mentioned in the upanishads, the virtues of the fruit are unparalleled. And yet, it doesn't have a dedicated emoticon. . . Mangoes, belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, are loaded with vitamin A, improving eye sight, preventing night blindness and dry eyes. The enzymes in mangoes help in breaking down protein content in the body. Enriched with fibre, mangoes aid good digestion and
Rather than popping painkillers and Anti-inflammatory tablets this summer, buy some raw turmeric roots (i get two pods for 10 ₹). . . You can cut it into pieces or Grate it like i do and eat it by itself, or add it to salads, pickle it or add to other fresh dishes. . . Let me tell you it is no great pleasure to eat, it has a peppery, slightly bitter flavor, so dunking it in doodh or just having a small bite is best. Turmeric powder is best had in food, so that it is easily absorbed. . .
The lime,the small desi sibling of the more robust lemon, from the Citrus Aurantifolia tree ( Nimbuka in Sanskrit) is found widely in India. . . The acidic fruit comes from the short, squat, shrub like tree with short stiff twigs and many small prickly thorns. . . With pale green leaves and tiny clusters of white flowers, the fruit of a lime tree is tiny hardly 3 – 4 centimeters in diameter, a tiny globe or oval, with a small protruding apical nipple. . . Read all about our favourite thirst quencher the Nimbuka in our latest blog post and our
Lemons are ultrahydrating and are a leading source of mineral salts in our body. . . Lemons (desi limes) are agood source of vitamin C. supports weight loss and the your skin glowing. An integral digestive aid, before meals eat some raw ginger with a squeeze of lemon and some rock salt. तो stimulate the agni. Stay fresh by having नींबू पानी With masala. . . According to the @medicalmedium , lemons have a spiritual lesson too. The branches of a lemon tree have thorns, you can't just pluck it, it takes mindful appreciation to gather the fruit. This self protectiveness is reflective
When i think of summer i think of the Delhi loo, the dust devils curling from the ground and parched throats and withered trees, each leaf coated with dust. . . Grīṣma (ग्रीष्म, “summer”) is one of the six seasons of the year, starting from May and lingering till June, when the sun sucks the nutrients out of the living. Plants and vegetables lose sap, moisture and nutritive element in summer, and become dry and extremely light. Water loses its natural coolness and nutritive properties. Thus, whatever you eat and drink leads to an accumulation of wind or vayu dosha
Ram Leela: Performed by an ensemble of 35 male actors from the Shri Ram Chitrakar Group of Moradabad