I’m Currying It Up 2.5 hours later, lunch is done. Made Saffron Rice with Cinnamon, Curry Leaves, Cumin Seeds, Cloves and Cardamons; Sriracha and Tabasco Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and Roasted and Raw Curry Powder; Ladies Fingers with Tomatoes; Dhal Curry with Coconut Milk and Dry Fish; Tomato Curry with Onions and Garlic; and a Carrot and Green Chillie Sambol. NB: Grinding ...

Arugam Bay What to do when you are stranded here with flood waters all-around ………………. It was the year end Christmas vacation of 2014 when I planned a trip to the east coast of Sri Lanka. This year end was of very unusual weather when the whole country experienced over 200mm of rain in a 10 day period inundating much of the ...

10 SMALL BUT MIGHTY REASONS TO VISIT SOUTH SRI LANKA  Reason 1: A Great Local Brew for less than $2 USD you can enjoy a big bottle of Lion Beer. Fancy a stronger beer?… look for “Lion Strong”…. recognizable by the lion roaring on the label. Reason 2: Fireflies - the stuff of movies and magic! Hint: you are most likely to see these in a lush and secluded garden Reason ...

Oh Christmas Cake! Probably too late for this post, but what the heck. It's never too late for the good things in life. Like food.So the infamous Christmas cake. Or the "Rich" cake as we know it. The deceptively simple yet notoriously difficult to get just right. A recipe that requires patience and almost ritual-like dedication. It's best to start making the cake ...

“Autumn” was written in October, “Winter” was written at the begining of December. Despite the “perfect writing weather” I lost my words. I lost them in Sri Lanka. So here is “Sri Lanka” my attempt to decipher my experience there, and try to find my words again. Autumn The wind hummed, thrashing the fallen leaves against […]

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