Paul et Virginie, the Mauritian love story

On the Eastern slope of the mountain which rises behind Port Louis in Isle de France, one can see the ruins of two small huts on a land which formerly used to be cultivated... Everyone knows Romeo and Juliet. Well, Mauritius also has it's own impossible love story. Written by the french author Bernardin de …

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Recipe: Whole wheat banana muffins

Have you ever tried to bake muffins without eggs? or any other cakes for that matter? Well I nearly did today... and it was not one of my finest moments in the kitchen! I some how ended up with far more bananas that we could eat - being away over the week end - and …

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Exotic plant: meet the Aloe vera

Not endemic to Mauritius, but it still thrives very well in our climate and can be found in most gardens, the aloe vera plant is very well know for its different benefits. The aloe vera was known as 'the plant of immortality' to the Egyptians and Cleopatra is said to have used it as part …

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