Compost tea is best made in warm conditions. Avoid making it in winter in southern Australia and the cool mountain zones. Place your compost bubbler under cover near an outdoor electrical outlet. Don’t use the tub for anything other than compost tea.
Thandai is a cool and refreshing drink that is made during the Indian festival of colours called “Holi” celebrated during the month of March. Thandai is made with a mix of dry fruits, seeds and a few spices. The word “thandai” means that which is cooling and is derived from the Hindi word “thanda”. Madhu and her team at Ma India Cooking School are preparing for Holi this week and here's one of their favourite recipes.
This delicious cool, dreamy and spicy concoction is from acclaimed Indian chef, Madhu Arora, who runs Ma Indian Cooking. Madhu says many of the recipes she teaches are based on those handed down over the generations. Madhu's classes integrate various regional cuisines, principles of Ayurveda and a holistic cultural experience. This lassi drink is a savoury version but is still very refreshing.