Black Pepper Beef with Potatoes (Slow Cooker)

Keep reading here it you want to find out how Brexit was the catalyst for us getting a slow cooker. My slowcooker is a treasured possession. It was an impulse buy, and in the Firehouse household, that means we only thought about it for a few weeks before committing to it. I first saw it…

Kokis

It’s coming up to Sri Lankan New Year and Mr C’s day care is holding a celebration. There are a few Sri Lankan kids and a Sri Lankan teacher so it’s a big deal this year. They’re making coconut rice onsite and dressing up in traditional garb.I was wracking my brain trying to think of…

Green Mallum

Mallum is Sri Lanka’s answer to a salad. A bevy of greens wilted, spiced and combined with shredded coconut amongst other wonderful spices. It’s often served as a condiment, an addendum to a meal. Something to add flavour, colour and vivid green health. It’s a healthy alternative to lettuce and greens doused in dressing and…

Beetroot Curry

  I┬ástill remember walking into my grandmother’s kitchen and finding my Aunty chopping beetroot. I was fascinated by the red stains it left on her hands. She tried to convince me it was blood, I wasn’t so easily fooled. Besides, I remember I was wearing my twirly dress and being able to twirl out of…