Chocolate olive oil cake by Nigella Lawson

This is my go-to dessert when we have guests over, or I’ve been asked to provide dessert. It’s easy to make and usually takes about 20 minutes to put together, and 40 minutes in the oven. It’s dairy free with a pudding-like consistency, and not too sweet either. Perfect with a dollop of yogurt or […]

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How to make curried sausages

This is a variation of a recipe passed to me from my mother-in-law (which was passed to her by her mother-in-law) using ingredients I generally have on hand. I first tried this delicious dish at my in-laws’ home about 7 years ago. For me, it’s an Australian version of a curry without too much spice […]

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Photos from visiting my parents in January & February

I miss Brisbane! My version of Brisbane is visiting my parents – home cooked meals, visiting the local temple, naps, reading and walks around the lake near their home. But mainly spending time with my parents and eating delicious Sri Lankan food cooked by my mum.

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Lately…

Well a lot has changed since my last post in January. We had the Australian bushfires closely followed by a global pandemic. We have been working from home for around two months now. Things I miss I miss my parents in Brisbane and the comforting knowledge that I can jump on a plane to see […]

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Memories from my hometown

I left my hometown Canberra over 10 years ago to live in the big city of Sydney (including 2 years in an even bigger city – Hong Kong). I’m used to the ‘city life’ now. A fast paced lifestyle with plenty to do and see, and being able to stay anonymous in a city of […]

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