Gardening · Herbs

Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday :)

  One can find it growing in the backyards of many Tamil households. Growing up, we didn't have one in our backyard but thousands of them sprawling on the hills nearby. Our school was in a small valley surrounded by these hills and Amma was the one to notice them.Thus entered tasty Pirandai chutneys into… Continue reading Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday 🙂

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Gardening · Veggies

To-ma-to – Third and a half time lucky !!!

Tomatoes, Beautiful Big Red Ripe Tomatoes   - This is what I had in mind when I bought my first tomato plant. Tomatoes are native to South America but are now grown all over the world with thousands of cultivars. They belong to the same family as bell peppers and eggplants. It can be eaten raw… Continue reading To-ma-to – Third and a half time lucky !!!

Gardening · Veggies

Chili wali Gali – The Hot Pepper Lane

Chilies or Peppers are the easiest and least fussy plants to grow. All they need are good soil with organic matter and protection from pests like aphids and leaf miners. You will need some patience though as they take some time to reward you and are heat dependent. Chili might have originated in South America… Continue reading Chili wali Gali – The Hot Pepper Lane