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Sugar-free desserts for Eid

Desserts are unavoidable, and quite frankly, irresistible. For diabetics with a sweet tooth and for those who prefer their desserts very mildly sweetened, here are three sumptuous after-meal treats that will fill your soul without hurting your body.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Keeping mangoes for after summer — Aamshotto

This is how sun-dried, semi-hard Bengali treat loosely translated as mango leather, more commonly known by the local names of aamshotto or aamta, became part of our childhood stories — a way of carrying the sweet bounties of summer into the following months. The entire process appeals to all the human senses like the sight of the leather drying, glistening in the sun, aroma wafting while it cooked and dried, and the instant punch of the sweet smell of a ripe mango whenever one ate it.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Sugar-free desserts for Eid

Desserts are unavoidable, and quite frankly, irresistible. For diabetics with a sweet tooth and for those who prefer their desserts very mildly sweetened, here are three sumptuous after-meal treats that will fill your soul without hurting your body.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

The other summer fruit— Jaam

While mango has a cemented spot as the king of summer fruits, in its many varieties it also easily overshadows our other seasonal favourites like jaam or the java plum. The festivity around mangoes often makes for a lacklustre season for other bounties of summer. This dark purple, bordering on burgundy, lozenge sized fruit is fleshy, juicy with a hard seed and stains everything it touches a deep purple, including your mouth.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Fruity jams and jellies to preserve summer delights

What is the difference between all the soft and delicious fruit spreads? They all might seem the same but each has different special features, and thus the different names. They are easy to make and hard to resist. There are four main ingredients in all soft spreads: fruit, sugar, pectin and acid. The consistency of soft spreads varies from a firm set for jellies to a soft, honey-like consistency for preserves, and thus require slightly differing prep techniques.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Finding quality mangoes in Dhaka

Summer in Bangladesh is a special time for anyone who likes fruits, especially for the variety of mangoes, jackfruit and all other local sweet fruit varieties. Starting off in May, fruit markets all over Bangladesh are now flooded with mangoes of various types, qualities, and varieties. If you among the lucky who can access mangoes straight from the hubs like Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabganj, and Satkhira, great! But for the rest of us living away from the mango heaven, here is a simple guide to shop for the delicious king of fruits, particularly in the capital.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

10 ways to maximise the strawberry season

Bold red, juicy and tantalizingly sweet - strawberries are beloved by many. There are always ways to maximise your enjoyment of strawberries even as the season wanes.