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Everything you ever needed to know about coconut scrapers

22 December 2009
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Everything you ever needed to know about coconut scrapers

Well, mostly, anyway. 🙂 Being a Canadian, I didn’t know that coconut scrapers were called coconut scrapers – I would have called them shredders or something else, but coconut scraper it is, at least in this part of the world. 🙂 After all, how many coconuts did I ever buy when I lived in...
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Cooking with propane burners…

8 December 2009
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Cooking with propane burners…

I’ve mentioned before that not everyone here owns a proper stove with oven. It’s quite common for people to use propane burners like these. Although not everyone can afford this much. We have one neighbor, an old woman, who lives down our road and comes to the abandoned lot next to our house every...
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Cooking Gas On Wheels…

1 December 2009
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Cooking Gas On Wheels…

This big truck is transporting gas cylinders for Shell. The gas cylinders are used for cooking either with gas stoves like I have (4 gas burners plus an oven with a broiler) or with what those from the US and Canada would think of as camping stoves with one to three burners, although they...
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Baking On The Stove: The Update

5 November 2009
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Baking On The Stove: The Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about baking on the stove. You can see some previous posts: Baking on the Stove: Experiment 1 Baking on the Stove: Experiment 2 Roasting vegetables on the stove Fahim and I have wild yeast (sourdough that’s not sour) sweet buns most mornings for breakfast, and as I’ve...
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Something for you to not try at home, kiddies.

27 October 2009
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Something for you to not try at home, kiddies.

You know the cast iron pan I got? Yeah, I still love it. 😀 As cast iron pans go, they need to be seasoned. Seasoning involves rubbing it with some kind of oil or fat. Some people recommend lard as being the best. Then you stick it in the oven, which you then turn...
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Mortar and Pestles and Cast Iron Pans and Coconut Scrapers, Oh My!

13 October 2009
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Mortar and Pestles and Cast Iron Pans and Coconut Scrapers, Oh My!

On our way to Arpico in Battaramulla for our weekly grocery shopping, we stopped off at a shop. This shop is about 100 feet east of Arpico on the opposite side of the road in the even that anyone’s looking for it. 😀 We stopped because, the last time we were there, I saw...
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Sri Lankan Curries on the Internet

26 January 2009
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Looking for authentic Sri Lankan recipes to try out, but not sure where to look? I have some authentic Sri Lankan recipes posted here already, and more will join here as time goes by and I get more recipes posted. Inthe meantime, I’ve gone through some other sites on the InterWebs. Here’s a list...
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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. :)