Spending an afternoon by the beach or the poolside calls for some yummy drinks that will make you feel happy and refreshed, adding to the vibe of the beautiful time you are having. Yes, we’re talking about cocktails! While delicious concoctions of alcohol mixed together with fruity liquids are easy to find at any bar, wouldn’t it be amazing if you could make them at home? There would be so much scope for experimentation and you’d also end up saving a lot of money! And once you get good at it, you can invite your friends over for a cocktail party and show off your bar-tending skills to them. Here are five super easy recipes for cocktails which you can try at home:
Irrespective of how much you love food, when it comes to buying packaged food, there is always a checklist of doubts your mind needs to clear. Does this food item contain safe ingredients? Will it be tasty? Should I just stick to fresh food? While questions like these popping up in your head is absolutely normal, there are some packaged foods which are so yummy that your stomach takes over the authority of all thoughts and after that, all you can do is feed it! And, as a matter of fact, most packaged food items these days are super healthy and nutritious too! Here are some of the food items which you absolutely cannot stay away from and in fact, give strong competition to a lot of fresh food that may be available to you:
Beer is a culture. It brings people together, it is a great kick-starter for conversations and well, proves to be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. While the likes of Kingfisher and Corona are popular options among all, freshly brewed beer has a charm of its own and comes in a wide variety of flavours. Bangalore is a city of passionate beer drinkers and foodies! And why wouldn’t it be? With a large number of microbreweries in the city brewing beer for all kinds of pallets, anybody would be spoilt for choice! Here is a list of five of the breweries in the city which you just cannot miss:
From being a city famous for its Garden Vada Pav and Bedekar Misal to the likes of speciality food restaurants such as Savya Rasa and Sante Spa Cuisine, Pune has had its share of growth with regards to the food culture. The plethora of young college kids here have joints such as Burger Barn Cafe and Chai as their all-time favourites whereas the newer joints such as Where Else Cafe and Sauteed Stories may be enjoyed more by the older corporate lot. However, a concept which is extremely new to the city and is enjoyed by all age groups is that of food trucks!
There are all types of drinkers. There are those who enjoy their whiskey on the rocks and then there are those who live life perpetually looking forward to that first sip of chilled beer after a hard day’s work. There are wine drinkers and then there are the Old Monk lovers, a hefty bunch of them! While alcohol can be enjoyed in all forms and its purpose could be either unwinding or celebration, what is important is that the drinker must be able to enjoy his drink. And one of best forms in which drinks can be enjoyed is in the form of cocktails!
I had made concrete assumptions about the fact that Bangalore is THE place to be if you’re a foodie and love trying out new restaurants. However, the recent changes and pop-ups in the Pune food scene have been taking me by surprise with places such as Callow with their yummy Popsicle menu or Elephant and Co with their brilliant whiskey cocktails. But after my dinner today at the newly opened restaurant, Kargo, I’m positive that my judgment was wrong!
Be it any season, the thought of a spa gets all the muscles of my body super excited. The anticipation of being pampered with aromatic oils and gels by experts only to leave your body feeling super soft and refreshed is amazing and like no other. Not to forget that it leaves your body with a tinge of the aroma of the oil or gel, and for me, that adds to the beauty and luxury of the entire process.
I’m not a big fan of food festivals. The idea of me liking some food item and then that probably not being available on the menu after a certain period of time gives me a feeling of anxiety and panic. Drama, you’d say! But what’s life without a little drama, right? However, I decided to change the rules and went ahead to try the Punjabi Food Festival, Shaan-E-Punjab at the Cinnamon Spice Restaurant by Seasons Hotel.
I am a big foodie! If the number of food reviews on my blog and the constant food posts on all my social media handles does not prove it then I don’t know what will. I can eat food anytime and anywhere, especially if the food is my favourite. But some days I just don’t feel it. I wake up in the morning and conveniently start my day directly with lunch not even realizing that I missed the most important meal of the day! Reason? Maybe I woke up late, I had an early morning work skype call or I was caught up with submissions. The food that mom cooked was just not appealing enough for me and I had no time to get something together for myself.
Confusing title? Pune is nothing close to cold at the moment! The constant waves of heat in the air through the day and into the night make us literally want to kill someone. What can make it better? A dip in a swimming pool? 24 hours of air-conditioning? Or simply giving up on food since it is too hot to even eat? Being a foodie, giving up on food is not an option for me, but I surely am picky about what I want to eat and when. And this season, the only thing that truly managed to fill my heart with delight is ice-cream from the newly opened Minus 301 Fahrenheit in Viman Nagar! (apart from homemade aamras, of course!)