Posts Tagged ‘ groceries ’

Stocking up on food in Sri Lanka – good idea or bad idea?

12 July 2009
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Stocking up on food in Sri Lanka – good idea or bad idea?

Generally, bad idea. Ants get into everything they can. Weevils and worms frequently are already inside the flour & grain & lentils & beans & so on bags, so you don’t want to keep a bag of flour for even three months and assume it’ll still be fine – it likely won’t be. Mung...
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Grocery shopping in Sri Lanka

9 July 2009
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Grocery shopping in Sri Lanka

Since probably most of you who are reading this have never been to Sri Lanka, I thought I’d tell y’all a bit about what it’s like here. Fahim and I do most of our grocery shopping at Arpico, a department store with a grocery section and fixed prices. Why is fixed prices important? Because...
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Running Out of Rice At the Beginning of Holiday Season…

8 April 2009
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Running Out of Rice At the Beginning of Holiday Season…

Is a very very bad thing when you live in a rice & curry household. I live in such a household. How did it happen? Well… I’m pretty anal about things. As soon as I open a bag of rice (or a packet of red chilli pepper powder, or Maldive fish flakes, or laundry...
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It’s All About the Cheese!

22 December 2008
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We normally do our grocery shopping at the Arpico in Nugegoda, but today, we opted to go to the Arpico in Battaramulla. The reason? Cheese. Yep. It’s all about cheese. 😀 See, cheese is only sold in a very few limited places in Sri Lanka. Sure, there’s “cheese”, or local cheese, which is usually...
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