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Muscat

3 September 2003
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Muscat. Flour, Sugar, Ghee (for the uninitiated, ghee is clarified butter – that is, melted until it separates, and the solids are removed), Cashew Nut, Pure Coconut Oil, Permitted Colour and Essence. It comes in a rectangular log about 8 inches long, 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches. It’s burgundy in colour, and Fahim...
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Spiced and salted pineapple? Seriously?

24 August 2003
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For breakfast, we had Fahim’s version of pineapple. Remove skin and ends like normal, then slice into rounds. Mix chilli powder and salt in a 1:3 ratio. Comment about chilli powder – it’s not the same chilli powder as what you get in North America – this is closer to a cayenne powder, but...
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Selling fish from the back of a motorcycle

23 August 2003
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Selling fish from the back of a motorcycle

This morning, we heard a guy yelling in Sinhalese from his motorcycle as he drove down our street. I asked Fahim what he was saying, and Fahim says he’s selling fish, and do we want some? Why not? So we go outside and negotiate prices with the guy. Fahim asks what kind of fish,...
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Howdy and welcome to my site! I'm Laurie and I'll be your, er, hostess today. :)

I'm a Canadian expat currently living in Singapore. I'm married to a Sri Lankan and lived in Sri Lanka for nearly a decade. We also lived in New Zealand for half a year.

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