Monthly Archives: April 2013

My Ceylon adventure Part I: Cultural Triangle (Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla)

If you have been following my twitter feed at jothetartqueen, you would have caught some of the tweets and photos that I have been sharing while I was in Sri Lanka. It was quite an accidental trip as Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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My Ceylon adventure

Hi all, Stay tuned for my upcoming travel posts on my adventures in Sri Lanka. It’s such a beautiful country and I had a tremendously good time there. It had a bit of everything  – ancient sites, slopes of green … Continue reading

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Cherry tomatoes, shallots & basil quinoa salad

I’ve been smitten with quinoa lately. This super-food has been quietly sneaking its way on my plate in the form of salads and desserts like the strawberry rhubarb compote with quinoa crumble I made the other day. I know I’m … Continue reading

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Chocolate frangipane plum tart

* This is a scheduled post as I’m away in Sri Lanka for holidays. I promise to be back with plenty of stories. In the meantime, enjoy this chocolate frangipane plum tart for me. I will probably be missing my … Continue reading

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Strawberry and rhubarb compote with toasted quinoa crumble

When placed in trying situations, I tend to over-think and over-analyse. That usually leaves me feeling very stressed out and drained. Yet on many occasions, the solution is simply right before my eyes; it is my brain that tries to … Continue reading

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