Cup of Turkish Salep, Turkey cropped

DRINK RECIPE: Turkish Salep

Good news for those who don’t like winter… we’ve made it through the halfway point! Weather wise, it’s been a tough season so far for most of North America. While some take advantage of the winter activities on offer, others desperately upload gorgeous beach images as their desktop wallpaper to help get themselves through it […]

Mango lassi with mint leaves, India

DRINK RECIPE: Mango Lassi

Beat the heat this summer with a cool and refreshing Mango Lassi. Lassi is a yogurt-based drink originating in India. Given yogurt’s cooling properties, it is locally enjoyed in hot weather, and also works as a digestive at meal time, especially given the spicy heat from Indian dishes. There are variations of lassi, including the […]

Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeade)

DRINK RECIPE: Limonada de Coco

Beat the heat this summer with Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeade). This refreshing drink is very popular in Northern Colombia. In fact, it’s the unofficial “welcome” drink when you arrive in Cartagena, and is also found on many menus in Bogota. This thirst-quenching Caribbean juice is incredibly easy to make and can also be adjusted […]

Watermelon Tongan 'Otai

DRINK RECIPE: Tongan ‘Otai

Originating in Western Polynesia, ‘otai is a tropical fruit drink, with coconut as its base. There are variations to this drink, depending on which island in the South Pacific it’s being served – whether it be Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, or even Hawaii. Mostly associated with Tongan cuisine, the recipe below is for a Tongan ‘otai, […]