Lemon Basil Rice Sticks: Pecorino, Peas & Prosciutto Posted June 29, 2014
I’ve had my share of rice sticks. Biryani types. Chinese inspired. Spicy curried based with lots of green veggies… to ghee, sweet corn, black pepper and beef bacon versions. Those rice sticks always showed up at Grandma and Grandpa’s on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Talk about nostalgia for me. I imagine my mother cooked the vermicelli (AKA rice noodle) as a throwback to the famous Sri Lankan dish she grew up on called string hoppers.
America is on a coconut craze. It’s a nice change from the 1980s propaganda that “coconut milk and oil are bad for you.” Talk about unfairly mischaracterizing major components of South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Not cool. Presently, there’s an insatiable necessity for all-things-coconut: coconut water, coconut butter (organic varieties), and coconut oil for shimmering locks, youthful skin and for use in cooking. Coconut milk is flying off the shelves at supermarkets – the
Nuwara Eliya & Papa’s Ceylon Black Tea Recipe Posted June 7, 2014
I need one cup of coffee with cream every morning. No more, no less – ALWAYS one. I find there is no gray area when a person chooses a tea over a coffee or vice versa for their AM boost. There might be less religious adamancy throughout the day for some; however, there are those who drink tea or coffee from morning to night. Not knocking you if you do, I would just be a
Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) Posted May 24, 2014
Hey everybody!! I am sooooo excited to share this part of my journey in Sri Lanka with all of you. Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) is probably one of the most vigorously challenging adventures I have ever done in my life. There was a bit of trepidation leading up to the ~10,400 step (~5,200 each way) climb; nevertheless, I am happy to report I did it!!! I am still standing and still sore five days later.
Yala National Park: The Wild Posted May 20, 2014
Wild. This place definitely is! And not because of loud, unruly guests drinking and dancing on the tabletops in the bar until the wee hours of the morning. No, no, no, no. This hotel is situated in the wild; yup, in the middle of the jungle. The bungalows here are scattered throughout the property, which is adorned with pastel batiks and sepia photos of the animals here. Views of Kirinda Beach, several nearby lakes inhabited