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. πŸ™‚ And then, when the starfruit is ripe, I get to pick it. And eat it. πŸ™‚ Happiness. πŸ™‚
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Bread Trishaw!

30 December 2009
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Bread Trishaw!

We have a neighborhood bread trishaw. We also have neighborhood ice cream trishaws. πŸ™‚ This bread trishaw goes through our neighborhood, and others, playing an annoying tune that everyone recognizes as belonging to the bread trishaw. Those who want to buy bread run out to the road with rupees in hand and buy… whatever....
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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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ After all, how many coconuts did I ever buy when I lived in...
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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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Baking on the Stove: Again!

15 December 2009
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Baking on the Stove: Again!

I recently got a new cast iron griddle. I happen to be very fond of it and use it fairly often, including for making flat bread. Takes a while to heat up, as all cast iron does, but has very even heat when it does. Beautiful, beautiful! I’ve used it a few times as...
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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! :)

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