One of the healthiest ways to Gamble is with a Spade and a pack of Garden Seeds ! ๐ŸŒพย 

I like growing my own vegetables & herbs. ๐ŸŒพ I like being able to tell people that the food I’m serving started out as a seed in my yard. ๐Ÿ˜Š

And you know what guys, it really doesn’t require a lot of space. You can grow these beautiful plants in pots, on your terrace, balcony, or a windowsill even ! 

I’ve been growing Lemon grass, curry leaves, chillies, basil, lemon, mulberries, coriander, tomato, capsicum, garlic chives, mint, etc besides a lot of flowering plants & climbers on my small terrace (and 1 pot is dedicated to the small wild birds that love to feast on the fresh Millet that I plant for them ๐Ÿ˜Š)

I haven’t used a single drop of chemical fertilizer or pesticides till date. Just a good mix of soil, coco-peat, vermicompost, & kitchen waste like crushed egg shells, vegetable trimmings, tea leaves, etc. Its such a joy to be able to just go to the balcony & pluck a handful of mint & coriander leaves to make green chutney or for a garnish. Some fresh fragrant Curry Leaves & spicy chillies for a nice Tadka to a simple dal. The evening tea or a nice piping hot bowl of Pho on a rainy evening is made with the freshest most fragrant lemon grass ! Salad made with freshly plucked tomatoes & capsicum. Simple pleasures !

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I Love Me a Good Mojito !

I love me a good Mojito, especially a Strawberry one.
So refreshing on a hot day !

Strawberry, mint, lime juice & white rum come together in this sparkling thirst quencher.

You can make a big pitcher full of this lovely drink and serve in mason jars, or serve in small shot glasses like I do, sometimes. There’s no set proportion for the ingredients as such. You can use the ingredients in any proportion, as per your taste.

Here’s what you need –

*Fresh Strawberries
*Fresh Mint Leaves
*White Rum
*Super fine Sugar
*Lime Juice
*Crushed Ice
*Club Soda

# In a pitcher, place fresh strawberries, mint, and sugar.
# Muddle (crush) these with a Muddler (or with the back of a wooden spoon, if you don’t have a muddler)
# Fill half way with crushed ice, and pour desired quantity of White Rum, and Lime Juice.
# Top it off with Club Soda.
# Garnish with Fresh Strawberry and Mint leaves. Serve chilled.

Cheers !