Archive for March, 2011

avocado, cabbage (purple), chicken, Chicken and herb salad, chives, lemon, lettuce, mayonnaise, mint, mustard, salads, yoghurt

Chicken and Herb Salad

Chicken and Herb Salad

The problem with living life as a hedonista is that you tend to get fat – all of that overindulgence eventually catches up with you. I have a friend who refuses to let that get him down – he laughs and pops another cholesterol pill with his saucisson, and says […]

March 15, 2011 ×

benihana kuwait, rant, vanity fair

Can you please offend me politely?

I love a rant. All bloggers do. In fact, it’s quite possible that over half what I read on blogs is a rant of some form. I don’t want to read about kittens and sailboats – it’s just plain boring. We love to complain, but why do we do it […]

March 13, 2011 ×

Bab al Shams, Beach, Burj Khalifa, Desert, Dubai, Dubai restaurants, karama, madinat Jumeirah, shopping, Traditional Dubai, travel, visitors

Dubai in 48 Hours

Dubai in 48 Hours

Two days – it’s not long. If you were in Paris, you would have enough time to visit the Eiffel Tower, Musee d’Orsay, and possibly Notre Dame, maybe with enough time for a little cafe au lait and croissant before jumping on the metro, and heading back to the airport. […]

March 12, 2011 ×

backwater tour, Hikkaduwa, hotels, restaurants, Sri Lanka, surfing, travel

Let me paint you a picture…

Let me paint you a picture…

When I think back on my time in Sri Lanka, the image that first comes to mind is the one to the right: -> Not the tea plantations, the haunting exterior of the Hill Club, nor lilies at the Temple of the Tooth. Not the top of Granny’s head as […]

March 8, 2011 ×

chives, cream, finger food, mustard, pastry, salmon, Salmon Rolls

Party pies for adults

Party pies for adults

I love cooking for parties. It is the kind of food I really excel at – tit-bits that can combine my love of fusion food, and my desire to cheat at every corner. I make one hell of a Peking duck pancake, and my canapes (I reserve that title for […]

March 7, 2011 ×

Dubai restaurants, MMI, Taste of Dubai, wine

Taste Of Dubai

Taste Of Dubai

After waiting in excited anticipation for Taste of Dubai for weeks, I woke up this morning with a major sinus block. Overnight, my olfactory system had turned into what felt like a brick – yes, a big hard, rectangular brick. My ears were bubbling, my eyes watering, and all I […]

March 4, 2011 ×

Badulla, blessing, embracing culture, life, love, Lunch, poverty, religion, Sri Lanka, travel

Mother Mary

Mother Mary

So first we arrived in “Little England”, and then went to a big temple…. Step three of our journey was to see the real Sri Lanka. As I have mentioned, we have a Sri Lankan Maid-slash-nanny-slash-cook-slash-counselor working with our family. When she invited us to see her home town, we […]

March 2, 2011 ×