Posts Tagged ‘ Fruit ’

Stone Apples

23 January 2011
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Stone Apples

I bet a lot of you are scratching your heads at this one. Stone apples? What? I bet some of you are thinking that I made it up. Stone apples don’t really exist. But you know what? They do. They really really do. And I had one. Or, um, parts of one. My mother...
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Sri Lankan Rich Cake

31 December 2010
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Sri Lankan Rich Cake

Rich Cake is another variety of fruit cake (or, as I would call it, Christmas fruit cake :)) that is commonly served at weddings and at Christmas in Sri Lanka. Since I’d recently made a coconut fruit cake, Fahim had been begging me to make a Rich Cake. So I did. ๐Ÿ˜€ Here it...
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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ And then, when the starfruit is ripe, I get to pick it. And eat it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happiness. 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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Bananas!

23 September 2009
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Bananas!

Bananas grow just about everywhere here in Sri Lanka to the point that you’d swear they grow wild. Oh, wait, they probably do. :p Lots of people have banana plants growing in their yards. Go for a five minute walk in our neighborhood, and you’ll pass dozens to hundreds of banana plants, depending on...
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Lunch on Eid ul-Fitr

21 September 2009
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Lunch on Eid ul-Fitr

We opted to get outside food this Eid. It’s so much less work and so much less tiring. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as good as homemade. We ordered the mutton biryani package from Miami Catering. The mutton biryani came with six hard-boiled eggs and 1 kg mutton (minimum! they say). It also came with...
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Starfruit in pictures

9 September 2009
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Starfruit in pictures

Starfruit flower Starfruit cluster Cut Starfruit
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Fresh mangoes…

18 June 2009
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Fresh mangoes…

Fahim’s parents have another house in Kurunegala, which is sort of part way between Colombo and Kandy but a bit north of that "highway". At that house, they have a mango tree. It’s only about 15 or 20 feet tall, so still youngish. Those mangoes have a lovely flavour unlike any mangoes I’d ever...
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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.

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