My name is Tash and I currently live in
sunny Sri Lanka, for at least for the next two years. One year in, I’ve finally come around to the laid back pace of island living and am starting to love life in this tropical paradise. Canberra. It’s one of the world’s most liveable cities, one of the Lonely Planet’s best cities to travel to and I’m feel immensely lucky to be able to call it home.
Before I lived in Sri Lanka, I lived in Canberra and before that in Melbourne and waaay before that, in Kuala Lumpur where food was an essential part of life. We Malaysians are known for eating five meals a day and driving hours to get the best of anything be it, curry laksa or roti canai. In Malaysia, we plan our days around our meals and twelve years on, despite my best efforts to break this habit, I know no other way to live.
When I’m not cooking things, styling things or photographing things I’m usually planning dinner parties (no wait, that’s sort of sort of still cooking I guess). I love cats and am a wish that more people turned to rescue when looking for a pet. I love board games because I’m very much a nerd – and
a bit far too competitive. It really bothers me when my cutlery doesn’t match. I went to law school but admittedly have had way more fun being a barista or a waitress. I will pick street food over fine dining ninety nine times out of a hundred.
Blogging was for me, a way to keep track of recipes because I have a tendency to write things down on scraps of paper and lose them around the house. Somewhere along the line, I got onto MasterChef – it had been my dream for some years and while I absolutely loved every minute of the cooking, I can’t say the same of my time in the house. It was possibly the hardest experience of my adult life.
After ten years and just when I was getting comfortable in Australia, my partner and I got a chance to move to Sri Lanka – a beautiful island with blue skies, gorgeous beaches and tropical fruit all year round. My poor-long-suffering partner “can I eat this now or are you still taking photos of it?” and this blog are the only constant in what’s been quite a few moves over the last few years. My hope is that the recipes that are a part of my table make it onto yours, and that they have a small part in the many happy memories of sharing food and drink with people that you love.