Recycle your Christmas tree onto your dinner plate this festive season with this pine-needle marinade recipe.
In India this spice connotes festivities and holidays. There are some flavours which stay locked in our memory bank for ever. My mother’s cardamom rice pudding is one of them. I have travelled the world and have been eating and cooking desserts in kitchens around the globe. Nothing comes close to the simple and honest flavour of this dessert. It must be the cardamom and of course generous dollops of a mothers love.
We all have a very personal and intimate relationship with food. My earliest memories of ginger are tasting mum’s home-made ginger tea in cold winters in India. Indian households go through tonnes of it in their kitchens as it’s used in almost everything. It’s the “Zing” spice with magical properties to jazz up any dish however bland.