Welcome to my little corner of the interweb!

This is a little blog I started keeping for myself to record my successes and failures in the kitchen. I love to cook and I love sharing my cooking with others. Since I live so far from all those near and dear to me, this is a way to share my kitchen with the world. As a new wife I had to learn how to replicate my mother’s kitchen in my tiny two bedroom apartment and here I’ve recorded some of the results.

I have a collection of Sri Lankan recipes that remind me of home. I also have a large collection of desserts, my passion. I also have bits and bobs I’ve cooked for dear friends. My Sri Lankan recipes stem largely from cooking Sri Lankan food with western ingredients. There are no fresh coconuts or grinding stones here. This is Sri Lankan cooking in my world. The world of food processor vadai, tinned jackfruit, coconut milk from a packet and dried herbs. There are substitutions and cheats recipes galore, but that’s what you do when you live, quite literally,  on the other side of the world.  I hope you enjoy them and can use them to recreate some of the food from you mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen.

Most of the recipes are my own, or variations on ones I’ve found in books and the internet. If I have used someone else’s recipe, I’ve done my best to credit the original source. If I have failed to do so, please let me know. All the images on this website are my own, unless otherwise stated. If you want to use them, feel free, just link back to my page please.

I hope you find something here to tickle your taste buds and get you excited about cooking! I also love hearing from my readers so please let us know if you’ve attempted any of our recipes. Feedback is very much appreciated.

xoxo Chath

Oh….did I mention I love to eat as well.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Wickrama Jayasinghe says:

    Wow, so nice to see you and your authentic Sri Lankan and Aus recipes.All the best in all what you do.

    Wickrama Jayasinghe

    1. chathginige says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. Matt says:

    Awesome site; as a Seattle based Aussie who had his honeymoon in Sri Lanka and who also cooks Sri Lankan – I find this refreshing. I just can back from Australia, had some godamba and brought back some Rampe and Maldive fish, two absolute (IMO) necessary ingredients! 🙂

    1. chathginige says:

      Lovely to hear fromyou matt! Thanks for the comment. I’ve foubd rampe (pandan leaf) here in bellevue but maldive fish is definitely a specialty ingredient. Happy cooking!

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