Chocolate chip marble cake with orange syrup

I had this cake for the first time at a cafe in Havelock Island, where I spent a week doing an open water scuba diving course (more on that here) and instantly fell in love. A marble cake with chocolate chips, soaked in orange syrup – what’s not to love? We ordered this almost everyday… Continue reading Chocolate chip marble cake with orange syrup

Banana bread with yoghurt and chocolate chunks

If you are the type of person that throws away over ripe bananas – I am sorry but we can’t be friends. Over ripe bananas are meant to be peeled, mashed and turned into a gorgeous loaf of banana bread. With that, let me declare – I am a massive fan of banana bread. It… Continue reading Banana bread with yoghurt and chocolate chunks

Cardamom pistachio loaf cake

It is surreal how whiff of a spice can immediately bring back long forgotten childhood memories. As I began to make cardamom powder for this cake in a mortal and pestle (that my mother readily gave away from her kitchen), I was taken back to afternoons of waking up from a nap, watching my mother dress… Continue reading Cardamom pistachio loaf cake

Upalika’s peanut sauce fusilli with veggies

The first time my flatmate Upalika told me she makes pasta in an Asian inspired peanut sauce, I was intrigued. Also I have no idea how I never thought of it before. I couldn’t wait for her to make this pasta for one of our lazy holiday lunches. And she did. And it was honestly… Continue reading Upalika’s peanut sauce fusilli with veggies

Classic Mojito

I absolutely love mixing cocktails for friends and family. There is nothing more heartwarming than having a well-stocked bar to entertain people at home along with some barbecue action happening on the side. If there is one basic drink that is a must have in your cocktail mixing repertoire it has to be a classic mojito.… Continue reading Classic Mojito