Recipes

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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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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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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Ayurvedic Cough Syrup for Dry Coughs

20 December 2009
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Ayurvedic Cough Syrup for Dry Coughs

I wrote this entry back in August 2007 but didn’t get around to posting it. I have no idea why. Laziness on my part? Probably. Lousy memory? Absolutely. Anyway, here it is. An Ayurvedic cough syrup with no medicinal ingredients to cause side effects, safe for just about anybody, that tastes good and actually...
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Kiri Aluwa – Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

13 December 2009
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Kiri Aluwa – Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

Except that Fahim tells me that no one calls it kiri aluwa, apparently. Ah well. 🙂 This is a sweet that I encountered very soon after I came here. And as usual with most sweets, I adore it. 🙂 In the past, we’ve bought it from the grocery store. Milk toffee usually comes in...
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Coconut kiss – “Beijinho de coco”

19 November 2009
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Coconut kiss – “Beijinho de coco”

From the same lady at Craftster who brought Brigadeiros / Embarkadeiros into our life, we have Coconut Kisses, or Beijinho De Coco. Coconut Kisses / Beihinho De Coco Ingredients: 397 ml (14 oz) 525 grams sweetened condensed milk 14 grams (1 T) 19 grams (1 1/2 T) butter 100 grams (3.5 oz) 132 grams...
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Capsicum and Pickled Lime by Mama Farook

1 November 2009
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Capsicum and Pickled Lime by Mama Farook

This is one of the recipes that Fahim’s mom taught me. I loved it so much that, when my sister and her family were visiting, I made it for them. My sister fell in love with it, too. 🙂 It’s not your usual North American fare, but it’s so delightful it’s worth giving it...
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Embarkadeiros!

29 October 2009
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Embarkadeiros!

That’s what Fahim, the silly boy, calls ’em. They’re really called brigadeiros. They’re a Brazilian treat I learned about on Craftster. The directions in that thread say to microwave the ingredients in a deep container for 6 minutes on high. That didn’t work for me or a few others, unfortunately. When I took the...
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Eating Ginger Leaves? Thebu!

25 October 2009
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Eating Ginger Leaves? Thebu!

A little over a year ago, when our house helper lady came to work, she brought us some stalks of thebu. She does this sometimes – brings edible vegetation. Miscellaneous leaves or stalks of this or that. I don’t mind – I’m up for the adventure. 🙂 The thebu she brought is Costus speciosus....
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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.

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.

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