devi profile

Welcome to the musings of a former journalist about food, family and faith at the table here at My Daily Bread and Butter.

I’m Devi, and I’m from the coconut milk and curry of Sri Lanka, with my growing up years split between Filipino adobo and Sonic lemon berry slushes in Arkansan drive ins. I found my feet and my faith in my 20s in Melbourne, Australia in the form of soy chai lattes, brunch and a community of friends and family. Adventure and risk called my name in 2008 when I left Melbourne for a year around the world where my passport and heart was stamped by New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ethiopia, South Africa, Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.

I lost that passport when I returned to Australia and my heart to a man I met in Geneva (find out a bit more about our love story by starting here). We married a year-and-a-half later, and I found myself back in Geneva, very quickly pregnant and that’s how this blog was born in 2010.

We moved to Sweden in August 2013 with two brown-eyed, long-lashed boys, and spent two beautiful, painful years in Stockholm. And now we are in the process of setting up a new life… in Melbourne, Australia. The place I once called home called us back again.

Want to know more?

Here’s the reason for the name My Daily Bread & Butter.

You can browse my recipe archives here, and this post will give you my big-picture thoughts about food. Our daily food comes mostly from cookbooks, recipes found in my monthly delicious. magazine, and from different blogs I love.

31 Days of Notes to a New Mum is a series I wrote in October 2013 that describes my motherhood journey.

Falling Forward: 31 Days of Thoughts and Tips on Transition is a series I wrote in 2015 about moving and transitions.

My husband and I take the photographs for this blog unless otherwise noted. All of the photographs and words on this site are owned by Devi Duerrmeier, please be kind and do not reprint or use anything without my permission.