When the Roaming Parkers were in Tanzania in January 2018, our guide showed us a Dracaena fragrans (Masala) plant and told us … Continue reading A Chagga holy plant
In the Middle Ages, the Dutch developed gin, grain alcohol flavored with juniper berries (or even turpentine!), as a medicinal … Continue reading How to build a gin & tonic fit for an expat!
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