Howdy and welcome!

I’m Laurie and I’ll be your, er, kitchen witch today. 🙂

I’m a Canadian married to a Sri Lankan currently living in Canada. Together, we’ve lived in Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and France.

I cook food from all over and I’ve been known to buy fruit, veggies, meat, whatever, that I have never cooked with or eaten before or, heck, even seen before and figure out what to do with it later. And I experiment wildly.

Currently, I’m working my way around the world, trying out at least one new-to-me food from every country. It’s… going to take a while, but I’m up for the challenge.

Life is an adventure. Join me! 🙂

Now for a disclaimer…

If you’re looking for recipes that involve cans of this, bags of that, this kind of mix or that, you might as well go somewhere else. I rarely use cans, bags, or mixes. I’ve always been a cook-from-scratch kinda gal and I’ve been cooking for forever, so it’s all old hat.

If you can’t handle big bold flavours, this might not be the best place for you. I tend to add more garlic and spices than a lot of other white people. When I see a recipe that calls for one clove of garlic, I laugh! And I add four!

2 Replies to “About”

  1. Laurie…seems like you’re a great photographer. Are you part of the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka that meets at the Lionel Wendt Center? You probably would win a lot of the monthly competitions there. I am still in touch with the group, so if you want an introduction to an officer, I will more than gladly do so. I was the head of the 49th International Photographic Exhibition then in 2005…my wonderful exit before returning back to the US. Am so missing a lot of friends back there. Are you in Colombo?
    Take care and keep up the wonderful work with your blog site and writing career.

    1. Marvy, thank you for the compliment on my photos.

      No, I’m not a part of the Photographic Society. It’s something I might be interested in at some point, but it’s not something I’m in a position to be involved with right now due to health problems, unfortunately.

      We’re in Nugegoda, just outside of Colombo. Close enough for shopping, but far enough out that we get wandering cows, monkeys, lizards, birds, and such. All of which I like to watch and photograph, of course. 🙂

      How long were you in Sri Lanka and what brought you here? 🙂

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