South Coast

When we visited the South Coast we based ourselves at Mirissa and Galle, where it was to make a few day trips from. Arriving at Mirissa by bus from Ella involves the bus terminating at Matara and then catching a tuk-tuk onwards to Mirissa (or whatever beach you are headed to). You can also bus…

Mediterranean Tarts

Such a delicious meal, these go particularly nicely in the summer time when there is an abundance of colourful vegetables. Basically when I make these tasty  tarts, I get some pastry (I like puff pastry more, and because it is harder to make, for convenience sake I usually pre-buy it) and then just layer it…

Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt

This refreshing little recipe always makes my heart sing on a warm summers’ day, and the greatest thing about it is that you can make a stack of it in the summer when berries are cheap, and then you can enjoy it right through the winter too! Somewhat surprisingly, the recipe isn’t actually that sweet…

Coconut and Lime Granita

One of the most simple recipes I have ever seen, yet so hard to get right. You are playing with delicate flavours, and because they are quite distinctive (and intense) the ratio that I have found for myself mayn’t even be right for you. So you might have to a bit of your own experimenting,…

Toasted Spiced Chickpea Salad

I love finding new salad recipes, especially at the end of the summer when it can be hard to get new ideas so you end up having the same thing every day. This salad is quick, easy and fresh – and like the best of summer salads, it is super colourful. The haloumi adds a…

Recipe: Iced Lemon Parfait

One of those deliciously ice-cream like recipes, but without the need for an ice-cream maker. It kills me when I see all these mouth-watering recipes for ice-cream that require an ice-cream maker halfway down the page. This one is super easy – just mix the ingredients and chuck them all into the freezer. It is…

Rainbow Salad

This salad is so beautiful, so tasty, so fresh and has the added bonus of being healthy! There is a massive assortment of fruit and vegetables included within the salad, guaranteeing you that 5+ a day (servings and colours included). There is also protein from the haloumi and texture from the walnuts. Collect 3c lettuce leaves…

Grilled Asparagus

Yet another simple recipe (if you haven’t already learnt by now, I’m all about the convenience – without compromising the quality of course), asparagus is such a summer time food, and this recipe is perfect for cooking on the BBQ. I get my asparagus from the farmers market, and it is so beautifully cheap when…

Kumara Salad with Herb & Orange Dressing

With summer well on its way, time to crank up the barby and get some fresh meat and salad on the way. There’s nothing  more useful come this time of year, than to have an easy, crowd-pleasing salad that you can whip up in a flash which is guaranteed to satisfy the masses. This salad is…

Sticky Chicken Satay and Pomegranate CousCous

I love summer. So, so much. One of my favourite things is that the fresh fruit and vegetables available not only exponentially increase in variety, but also reduce in price. For the first time since last summer I saw asparagus for only $2.50 / bunch. Sold! In addition to this, pomegranates were half the price…