Today my family and I went to Kew Gardens for the Full of Spice Festival. It was such a nice family trip and something that my mum and aunties enjoyed too, intrigued to find out more about spices.
We travelled to Kew by train and had booked the 13:40 rickshaw ride to escort us around the gardens. The guides were so enthusiastic and the rickshaw’s were so cutely decorated with embellishments from India.
Each of the rickshaw’s had a different spice associated with it – ours was black pepper which was quite fascinating to learn more about, although I was silently hoping for cinnamon (my fave!)! Obvs had to take that obligatory selfie! 😛
We tasted and smelt three types of pepper – black, green and white, astonished by the difference in taste and smell of them all! It was really cool! We even saw peppercorn plants and learnt that they mainly grow in Kerala, South India.
We saw some gorgeous flowers as well as chilli plants growing purple coloured chillies!
Heading over to the Dough Kitchen, we baked some Finnish cinnamon rolls – ‘Korvapuusti’. Here’s a few photos of my cousins and I preparing them!
We left at around 5ish – it’s ladies night so we’re all going out for dinner! Time to go get ready 🙂
My OOTD: Top – Glamorous, Jeans – Topshop Joni’s, Shoes – Kurt Geiger, Duster – Warehouse, Necklace – Warehouse 🙂