Recipes

To marinade or not to marinade

In most cooking from around the world, meat is coated in a marinade and left overnight to allow the flavours to infuse. This process includes various ingredients and times. Marinades have several functions besides just flavouring meat/chicken/fish/vegetables. These include : Tenderising tougher cuts of meat. Reducing cooking time. The acid in the marinade slows down the growth of harmful bacteria.…

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Personals

Life Lately ….#NovemberEdition

My body clock is rather strange and messed up due to many reasons. The first  would be my ever changing work times and the second my over active brain. Current situation is Saturday morning in bed with a cup of tea blogging because I can not sleep. The weather is dull and wet. Thankful of the much needed rain as…

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#TravelThursday, Travel

Desert Adventures #InAbuDhabi

The Desert is a place of beauty and mystery. On my 1st day in Abu Dhabi we were whisked off on our Desert Adventure. We were picked up by our friendly driver in a 4×4 before we headed off into the sand dunes. The Arabian Nights Village, were our hosts that evening. Nothing could have prepared us for the evening…

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Personals, Travel

Kerala Blog Express 2016

A few days ago a South African blogger , tagged me in a tweet with Kerala Tourism. Having just returned from my Media Trip to Abu Dhabi this caught my attention rather instantly. Being of Indian roots and having never set foot in India was the motivating force of why I clicked on to the link. So what is Kerala…

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Recipes

The Art of Making Breyani

Breyani ? Biryani ? Birani? A rice dish hailing from the Indian Subcontinent. There are various spellings of this dish just like the variety of ways this dish is cooked. Traditionally a Breyani is a rice layered dish cooked with spices ,rice,meat/veg/chicken. This dish is then assembled and put into the oven for steaming. Each part of India has their…

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#TravelThursday, Personals, Reviews

The SpiceGoddess has landed

Last night I arrived home to Durban, South Africa from magical and mystical Abu Dhabi. From sand dunes to the 7 star hotels I experienced it all in amazing Abu Dhabi almost like a whirlwind wind weekend romance. Nothing prepares you for this Arabian experience that leaves you with a stuffed belly , a million memories and thousands of pictures.…

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Events, Personals, Travel

Bon Voyage from the SpiceGoddess

Later this afternoon I will be heading off on an exciting adventure of a lifetime. I will be flying off to Abu Dhabi for 5 days on a Media Trip. I will be the guest of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority.   For those who know me will know about my fascination of the Arab world. Ever since…

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Fashion, General

The case of the skirt #OOTD

One of my favourite British books turned movie is Bridget Jones’s Diary. I love the story line and find myself howling with laughter at some of Bridget’s crazy antics. Bridget is a 30something singleton living in London, she has an ongoing battle with her weight and love life. Kind of reminds me of me.   The following is a very…

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