Mutant Escaping Super Bread

17 November 2009
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Mutant Escaping Super Bread

Yeah. The bread rose too much – I left it to rise overnight, and it grew about 5 or 6x in volume. Yikes! I’ve had previous experiences with this particular dough not rising much at all overnight, so I didn’t think it would be this much of a problem. But no, it did. And...
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Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

12 November 2009
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Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

I found some interesting and new-to-me information on The World Bank site: At present this service is at a critical level. Only about 1 out of every 10 households have water on tap and every fifth person relies on rivers, streams and other unprotected water sources for their drinking water. About 30 percent of...
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Review – Olive’s Kitchen and Grill Restaurant

10 November 2009
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Review – Olive’s Kitchen and Grill Restaurant

Fahim and I ate at Olive’s Kitchen & Grill Family Restaurant, which has Chinese, Thai, and Pakistani cuisine. It’s also Halal. I had a mango lassi – excellent! – and Fahim had a fruit juice cocktail – also excellent. We’d ordered salads for starters, seafood for him and Caesar for me. The Caesar Salad...
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Anguna Kola Sambol

8 November 2009
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Anguna Kola Sambol

An old-ish man in our neighborhood does occasional yard work for us. Today, he stopped by to see if we had any work for him, so Fahim got him to clean up the ditch in front of the next-door property since they’re blocked with a foot-deep amount of mud, plant matter, and other refuse,...
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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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Whacking A Coconut, The Easy Way

3 November 2009
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Whacking A Coconut, The Easy Way

When I was a kid, I was told that the easiest way to crack open a coconut was to put it in the oven and bake it for 20 minutes, then poke through one of the eyes on the end of the coconut, drain the coconut milk out, then pry it open. Well, no....
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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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