Lemon Lavender Loaf

Exotic herbs and ingredients, such as lavender, are difficult to come by in Sri Lanka. Recently, the establishment of the Good Market┬áto promote a more sustainable living. Visiting the Good Market this Saturday, I was delighted to discover an organic farmer (Sunrise Organic Farms) selling fresh lavender, grown in their farms in Nuwara Eliya: the…

Victoria Sponge Cake

There’s one cake that’s been symbolic of afternoon/ evening tea and that’s the Vanilla Victoria Sponge Cake. A light fluffy 2 layer cake, sandwiched with whipped cream and strawberry jam and topped off with more strawberries.┬áThere’s no way you can get tired of that combination. It’s perfect with a cup of tea or well actually,…

Spicy Pan- Seared Fish with Cauliflower/ Broccoli Bake

I’m all about easy meals that don’t compromise on health and flavour. Today’s menu is just that. This marinade mixture can be used for anything. I’ve used it for beef, chicken and this recipe for fish. I’ve used is sail fish, which is a common white firm fish we find here in Sri Lanka. It’s…

Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

It feels like it’s been forever since I blogged last, but I’m back and it’s all about those decadent, yet healthy (I mean, it’s carrot cake!) desserts… My mother loves carrot cake and for her birthday I didn’t want just any carrot cake; I wanted something absolutely sinful, yet light, so you could definitely go…

The Cupcake Diaries: Chocolate

Aaaand as promised… here’s my post on pretty Chocolate cupcakes! Waaay too often, cupcakes are too pretty to eat, I swear! Like with my vanilla cupcakes, I wanted to use Cupcake Jemma’s recipe for Chocolate cupcakes. Her’s looked so moist and yummy, but unfortunately she adds in coffee and while I love me some coffee,…

The Cupcake Diaries: Vanilla

There’s nothing I love more than baking! It’s my stress- reliever and I just love the beautiful aroma of freshly baked goods! Mmmmmm… heavenly! I can bake well, but I needed a few more skills in the frosting department, and what better way to improve on them than YouTube! The site has several great videos…

Eclair Invention

I simply LOVE eclairs; the soft pastry, luscious pastry or chantilly cream and decadent chocolate icing. I never pass up an opportunity to treat myself to one of these sinful delights. Not everyone makes a perfect eclair: the pastry is too hard, the cream too heavy and the icing too hard/ runny. So why not…