Capsicum and Pickled Lime by Mama Farook

1 November 2009
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Capsicum and Pickled Lime by Mama Farook

This is one of the recipes that Fahim’s mom taught me. I loved it so much that, when my sister and her family were visiting, I made it for them. My sister fell in love with it, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not your usual North American fare, but it’s so delightful it’s worth giving it...
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Embarkadeiros!

29 October 2009
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Embarkadeiros!

That’s what Fahim, the silly boy, calls ’em. They’re really called brigadeiros. They’re a Brazilian treat I learned about on Craftster. The directions in that thread say to microwave the ingredients in a deep container for 6 minutes on high. That didn’t work for me or a few others, unfortunately. When I took the...
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Mmm… Curried Chicken Sandwich… Mmm…

28 October 2009
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Mmm… Curried Chicken Sandwich… Mmm…

I made another batch of Kaiser Soze Rolls, this time with the no-honey substitutions, and it turned out beautifully! Lunchtime came around, so I made myself a sandwich. Kaiser Soze Rolls with shredded curried chicken; bell peppers, cucumber, and onion; and of course homemade mayonnaise. Yum! Tags: lunch, bread, rolls, kaiser rolls, mayonnaise
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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. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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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Eating Ginger Leaves? Thebu!

25 October 2009
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Eating Ginger Leaves? Thebu!

A little over a year ago, when our house helper lady came to work, she brought us some stalks of thebu. She does this sometimes – brings edible vegetation. Miscellaneous leaves or stalks of this or that. I don’t mind – I’m up for the adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚ The thebu she brought is Costus speciosus....
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Sauerkraut The Old-Fashioned Way

23 October 2009
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Sauerkraut The Old-Fashioned Way

I’m trying to remember what drove me to give sauerkraut a try. I didn’t grow up on the stuff despite being of good ol’ Mennonite ancestry. In fact, I’d never had sauerkraut at all until a couple or three months ago. At any rate, I explored how to make sauerkraut and learned it could...
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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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