You said S’mores?

It all started when my friend Ellie talked about S’mores and she realized I had no idea what it was.
Next thing we knew, we were organizing a “date” to have me try out my first S’more.

I had bonfires when I was younger and we had grilled marshmallows but it never got to the level of sophistication of the S’more.

Here is the base for a S’more:
– Graham Crackers
– Chocolate
– Marshmallows
– 1 baby blow torch if there is no bonfire around.

The concept is quite simple: put the chocolate on one graham cracker piece. Add the marshmallow on top of it and toast it with the blow torch. Since the chocolate is right under the marshmallow, it will slightly melt and it’s perfect for the S’more.
Close this sweet little sandwich with another graham piece.

What I was not expecting that evening, is that Ellie actually did the marshmallows herself – yes it just blew my mind.
One round of plain, one round of chocolate and she also did a round of “boozy marshmallows” with bourbon. Here is her awesome blog and her bourbon marshmallow recipe.

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Spring Sunday and Mango Shake

Spring is here or at least it seems like it has finally decided to make it to this part of the world.

This time of the year in India┬áis the beginning of mango season and we can see a few mangos here and there in New York City that seems okay to be eaten. Even though nothing will beat Indian mangos…

I was in India last June in the deep heart of mango season and our entire menu was revolving around mangos: mango shake for breakfast, mangos for lunch, again mango shake to go through the afternoon. Yes life was hard…

Face timing on Sunday morning with my in-laws in India, we know that they have already started the mango shake diet to kick off the season.

We had just bought a mango and I was still wondering how I would eat/prepare/cook it. Obviously I had to try my first home-made mango shake. Just to make us feel like we are a little bit in India…

Mango Shake

Ingredients

– 1 mango

– 3/4 cup of milk

– 4 ice cubes

Preparation

Peel the mango and cut it into small cubes.

Blend the mangos, milk and ice cubes and serve fresh.

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