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. 🙂 Personally, instead...
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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. :)