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Tamils celebrate around the world

Hi everyone Today, January 14, is a very auspicious day for Tamils all over the world. Today is Thai Pongal, which is a harvest festival equivalent to a thanksgiving event and is celebrated by Tamils across the world. Pongal in Tamil means “boiling over”. The act of boiling...

Travels wide and far…

Hi everyone I am back after about three months' break. In October 2009, I went to the US to visit my daughter and her family. It was a very lovely trip especially meeting with one’s family. Unfortunately we only went to New Jersey and New York...

Planning key for curry success

The cooking of rice and curry is considered to be a tedious task, but it is not if you follow a well-planned menu with a well-planned pattern. It will give you the pleasure of turning out a very appetizing and nutritious meal, satisfied with the thought...

A trip down memory lane

After a small break I am back again to continue my cooking classes. On the 10th of March my husband and I went to New Zealand for a holiday after being in Perth for four years. It was like going back home. Although I had always considered...

A feast of festivals

With a blend of cultures and religions, Sri Lankan is home to a myriad festivals, many celebrated with special dishes. Each year, on January 14, the island’s Tamils mark Thai Pongal – a harvest festival. Pongal means Spillover. This festival is held in honour of the Sun...

Christmas Cake, Sri Lankan-style

You might not readily associate tropical Sri Lanka with all the trappings of Christmas. But this cake, also known as Rich Cake, is served at both weddings and during the festive season on the island. The cake incorporates typically Sri Lankan spices, such as cardamom, cloves and...

The Snoop Dogg Blogg

I had an interesting experience recently on a flight from Perth to Sydney to see my daughter and family. Cooking until 1am I had to rise at 3am to catch my 5.45am flight to Sydney.  I arrived at the airport half asleep.   I boarded the plane...

Wintry Wellington fuelled cooking passion

Hi there! My inspiration for conducting cooking classes stems from my deep desire to share my passion for Sri Lankan cuisine with you. My unique style of cooking originates in the lush tea-laden hills of Sri Lanka, merges with the flavours and tastes of Indian and...