matchbox inspired spices.

When we were in India the last time, we collected discarded matchboxes on the roads. There are so many, and it's sorta like trading cards among travelers. These, along with the countless, amazing retro designs from India's past (recorded in the beautiful book, LIGHT ON INDIA by Warren Dotz), inspired me to create chai spice [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:10-08:00December 8th, 2010|chai, illustration, india|Comments Off on matchbox inspired spices.

yogi chai biscuits.

For your dippin' pleasure -- just posted a fun, chai cookie recipe over at

By |2019-03-07T20:32:13-08:00April 6th, 2009|chai|Comments Off on yogi chai biscuits.

chai guru chai recipe.

Just posted another masala chai recipe over at chai pilgrimage. Perfect timing for the Fall/Winter weather. It's Patrick's spicy goat milk concoction inspired by his original chai guru's chai. It's extra special. He's even been making me my own "chai-less" batch (everything but the caffeine for me and Baby). You can download and print the [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:15-08:00November 11th, 2008|chai|Comments Off on chai guru chai recipe.

Bhandara and harvest time.

Hi friends! I hope all is well with you. It's been awhile since I posted. Been taking a hiatus from the ol' computer and internet to focus on my book and art and garden. The weather is ultra perfect here, too. I love Fall. This weekend was the big Bhandara festival at the temple. 108 [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:15-08:00September 15th, 2008|chai, everyday, india, New Mexico|Comments Off on Bhandara and harvest time.

a map for exploring!

I want to thank everyone for visiting our new chai site/blog! It's really sweet to share our love for these cultures in this way. In case you didn't stumble upon it, check out the map I made of our route. If you click on all the stars, images and even a video of a Baul [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:16-08:00July 7th, 2008|chai, india, nepal|Comments Off on a map for exploring!

chai pilgrimage.

Hi my friends! I am really excited to share that we launched! YEAH! For those of you who don't know, a couple years ago, Patrick and I got this fun idea to collaborate on a book combining three things we love so much: India, Nepal and chai. I know it sounds kinda funny, but [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:16-08:00June 27th, 2008|chai, everyday, india, inspiration, nepal, news|Comments Off on chai pilgrimage.

moooooo. miss bonnie has a baby!

If I was stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing to eat or drink, it'd be milk. But not processed, homongenized milk from a hundred cows mixed up together and infused with antibiotics or hormones. I'm talkin' about REAL milk. Have you ever had it? Fresh from a cow (or goat, [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:16-08:00June 11th, 2008|chai, everyday, New Mexico|Comments Off on moooooo. miss bonnie has a baby!

a chai morning.

I slept in a bit this morning, but so did the sun. Usually the sun is up over the mountains by 7 am, but the clouds were too thick. By the time I climbed down from the loft, Patrick was on a cleaning spree and gave me an open invitation to join him. “But I [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:21-08:00May 5th, 2007|chai, illustration, india, inspiration, travel|Comments Off on a chai morning.

back from asia…

patrick and i traveled to Nepal + India for four months this year. OH, what to say?! it was amazing. we were working on a book about chai culture. it was my 3rd trip to Asia, a place where my heart feels at home. i plan to post photograhpy, stories and more from our trip [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:32:22-08:00June 24th, 2006|chai, india, inspiration, nepal, personal work, travel|Comments Off on back from asia…