My name is Chath Ginige,  and I’m a house-wife (though not quite desperate yet)  part-time stay at home mum/part-time teacher  living in Seattle.   stay-at-home mum to two rug rats in the south-western suburbs of Sydney.


I’m originally from Sydney (even more originally from Sri Lanka) and I moved here with my husband almost 1 year ago  two and a half years ago. Back home I was a teacher by day and cake-decorator by night. However, the week after we moved to rainy Seattle I discovered I was pregnant with my now little boy Callum

So instead of moulding young minds, I began my journey as a house-wife and stay at home mum! In the last 6 months we’ve moved back home to Sydney to welcome out newest addition, Miss Mahlia Kumari. We’ve settled in the suburbs and we’re slowly adjusting to life as a family of four.
I love to cook and I’m passionate about developing recipes. I’m also determined to cook as many of the comforts of home that I can. This means recipes from my mum’s kitchen as well as good old Aussie fare. I plan to teach am teaching Callum to cook as soon as he is able  as we speak, and teaching him the value of high-welfare, locally sourced, fresh food. I’m gonna teach teaching this child to eat.
I have a smattering of Gluten Free (GF)  recipes on the blog as I have friends who are GF and gluten intolerant. I will specify when I have made a recipe GF, so please don’t take it for granted that all my recipes are.
If you love good food, especially Sri Lankan recipes, please have a browse and leave me feedback on the recipes you try.
Who’s Akki?
If you’re not Sri Lankan then you might not know that Akki means big sister. I’m the big sister in my family, and usually that would mean akki to my little sister, Pabs. Alas, akki kind of took off as a nick name, perhaps I’m very akki-ish. Whatever the reason, everyone calls me Akki or the shorter and in true Aussie tradition “aks”. I’ve grown to love my strange moniker and in publishing my blog under this name, I guess I’m giving you permission to call me akki too…just hold off on the aks, we can’t be getting to familiar.
 I’m also a guest blogger at the fantastic Sharon Wee’s baking blog, http://www.weelovebaking.com. So head over there if you’re after my more of my dessert recipes as well as  baking, decorating and party tips!
Happy cooking !

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Natty says:

    You were keeping this a secret from us?! How could you? 🙂

    1. chathginige says:

      Haha, not a secret…just never publicized it. Sent it to my sister this week who is a bit of blabbermouth 😉

      1. Natty says:

        Well your recipes should be publicised. They are way too good to stay hidden.

      2. chathginige says:

        Thanks Nat, I’m still fidding with the site (have been for months)…will eventually tell the world

      3. Natty says:

        It looks great. Mine still isn’t perfect but it’s getting there.

  2. Hi,
    I really enjoy your recipe posts, especially the pictures. Some time back, I received a Versatile Blogger Award and have decided to pass it along to you too. Take a look at it here – http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/the-perks-of-blogging/
    Hope you have fun, if you decide to play along.

    1. chathginige says:

      Thank you. You’re so sweet. Will definitely have a look!

  3. Shamantha Gunawardena says:

    Congrats wit the baby, and good luck with the blog.

    1. chathginige says:

      Thank you!

  4. Nasuha says:

    Hi Chath,
    Nice to see a Lankan food blogger, Wish you all the very best. I am also from Sri Lanka, a newbie food blogger. Take a look at my space when you find some free time.


    1. chathginige says:

      Thanks so much! Will definitely check out your blog!

  5. Natasha says:

    Hello Chathurika!
    Have been looking through your recipes for quite some time now. Love it! Am Sri Lankan living in Brisbane and with a Toddler and a 6-month old. Saw the photo of your little girl and she is exquisite!
    Welcome to life with two!
    Love your recipes and more importantly your stories, brings back memories of good-old-days.
    Here’s hoping life settles down for you soon… although, does it ever??!!!

    1. chathginige says:

      Thanks Natasha. Lovely to hear from you! Hope your little ones are treating you well.

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