Easy Mini Pavlovas for Christmas in Summer 

Christmas is celebrated in the summer months in Sydney (or Australia!) so the traditional feast is (sometimes) replaced by something colder, for example, swapping the steamed pudding for a cold pavlova. Pavlova – named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova and apparently created by a chef in Wellington, New Zealand – is simply a […]

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How to Make my Mum’s Cheesey Toasts

You might have noticed that all of my recipes on the blog lately are my mum’s. That’s because my parents have a better kitchen to take photos for recipe blog posts AND my mum has a lot more delicious recipes (mostly with a Sri Lankan twist) up her sleeve than me. So today I wanted […]

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How to Make my Mum’s Healthy Sri Lankan Patties 

My mum has been making these delicious Sri Lankan patties for me as long as I can remember.  Patties are like an empanada or cornish pasty and is filled with a spicy potato mix, wrapped in pastry and deep fried.  Mum’s version is healthier because she bakes them instead.  Here’s how to make them…. Ingredients: […]

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How to Make my Mum’s Easy, Dairy-Free Sri Lankan Omelette

My mum always made this delicious crispy, spicy Sri Lankan omelette for me as a kid and I simply loved it. It’s crispy and savoury with tomatoes, red onion, green chilli and curry leaves. We enjoyed many Western variations of this omelette while on holidays in Sri Lanka (which you can read about here) but […]

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Lovely Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

A few weeks ago, I was tasked with baking lemon cupcakes for KT’s baby shower. I found this recipe from BBC Good Food and made a test batch the week before. Lucky I did, because my cupcakes were too big, sank in the middle and oozed over the side of the holder…. Disaster! Despite looking […]

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