Briana Brownlow-'Bri' to her friends is one of the 5% of women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 30. That was two and a half years ago.In August 2007, she started Figs With Bri - a serene, beautiful space where she shares with us her creative experiments with wonderful local organic ingredients. A month and a half ago, her worst fears came true. She learnt that her cancer has returned and metastasized to her lungs, her lymph nodes and several areas in her bones and is at Stage IV. Jugalbandi has organisd a fundraiser for Bri, to empower her to explore holistic treatment alternatives, which her health insurance company has shockingly denied !Please visit jugalbandi and Bri to know more about her, and contribute in any way that you can to help her win this battle. You can make a difference in any or all of the following ways:
1 small raw mango (green)
2 tbsp mustard seeds-I used a mix of brown & yellow
5 green chillis
5 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
Verdict : This was so lip-smackingly good, that I actually skipped dinner and dipped anything that i could lay my hands on from crudités & crackers to ripe mango in it. It was also a fabulous dip for the pumpkin korokke ( the closest I can find to Bengali chops!) that I bought from a local Japanese deli, especially for this.
In fact, it was so addictive that I had to keep it by my bedside table, just in case !
Dear Bri, sending this your way, with all my prayers for your speedy recovery. Your wisdom, warmth and wit so inspire us and we are all rooting for you.
Go Bri !