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Spicy Mustard Chicken Curry

28 March 2010
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Spicy Mustard Chicken Curry

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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Pound Cake

25 March 2010
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Pound Cake

Turns out, I've made plenty of cakes called pound cakes (yes, I do have that bad of a memory), as evidenced by the recipes I've got kicking around, but none were true pound cakes in the original proportions. ... Well, except I didn't make it with one pound of each ingredient, but...
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Papadam!

23 March 2010
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Papadam!

Fahim tells me that, when we lived in our first house, we would buy these packages of masala papadam and I would heat them up in the microwave, which, by the way, is not the proper way to prepare papadam, but apparently we liked them that much. ... When I did a...
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Sri Lankan Garlic’d Cabbage Leaves

21 March 2010
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Sri Lankan Garlic’d Cabbage Leaves

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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Converting bread recipes from commercial yeast to sourdough (wild yeast)

20 March 2010
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Converting bread recipes from commercial yeast to sourdough (wild yeast)

After much research, I learned that a good amount of sourdough starter is about 10 to 20% of the flour weight in fermented flour. ... I like easy math. :) Let's say you use this recipe to make bread: 1000 grams flour (about 10 cups, depending on how you...
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Tamarillo Hot Sauce

18 March 2010
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Tamarillo Hot Sauce

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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Cream Puffs

27 February 2010
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Cream Puffs

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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Making Bread An Easier Way

1 February 2010
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Making Bread An Easier Way

No doubt the majority of us have believed, at least at one time, that kneading bread dough for 5 or 10 minutes, or longer, was necessary if the bread was going to develop properly and rise. Fortunately, especially for those of us with problem and painful joints, it simply isn’t true. ๐Ÿ™‚ Personally, instead...
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Tamarind Fish Curry

3 January 2010
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Tamarind Fish Curry

Among the recipes Fahim’s mom taught me is this Tamarind Fish Curry. It’s spicy, a little bit sour (from the tamarind), and absolutely delish. This is one of my all-time favourite ways to eat fish. Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Tamarind Fish Curry Ingredients 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 2 teaspoons red chilli pepper powder* 1/2...
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Starfruit

31 December 2009
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Starfruit

Our neighbor has a starfruit plant. Tree? Bush? Tree, I think. Many of the branches hang over into our yard, and I get to watch the starfruit grow. ๐Ÿ™‚ And then, when the starfruit is ripe, I get to pick it. And eat it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happiness. ๐Ÿ™‚
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About LMAshton

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.

I cook Sri Lankan curries, sambols, and mallungs. I bake bread using wild yeast (sourdough that isn't sour). I bake on the stove. I experiment with Indian / Malaysian / Indonesian / Thai / whatever cuisines interest me. And I experiment wildly.

Life is an adventure. Join me! :)

If you want to know more about me, click on the "About" link in the navigation bar above. :)