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. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a sweet that I encountered very soon after I came here. And as usual with most sweets, I adore it. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the past, we’ve bought it from the grocery store. Milk toffee usually comes 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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De-husking and wacking open a coconut

29 November 2009
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My mother-in-law kindly showed her coconut de-husking and wacking-open skills for me while I recorder her doing it. She’s very accommodating. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s the result. It’s only 1:25 long and well worth watching. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Produce Shopping in Sri Lanka

24 November 2009
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Produce Shopping in Sri Lanka

Here, we’ve got a few produce shops. See all the bananas hanging there? Most shops here store their bananas that way – more efficient – then will cut off a hand as a customer selects it. The bananas still on the stem is the way plantations sell their bananas to the middle men. When...
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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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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.

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