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Sri Lankan Cuisine – a video

26 March 2011
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This video is thirteen minutes long and a great introduction into Sri Lankan cooking. One thing you should know – not everyone in Sri Lanka uses that many curry leaves in their cooking. It’s my understanding that it’s pretty common in Jaffna cuisine (Jaffna is a predominantly Tamil area in the north of the...
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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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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. 🙂 The thebu she brought is Costus speciosus....
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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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Breakfast on Eid ul-Fitr

21 September 2009
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Breakfast on Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr is the day marking the end of Ramadan for Muslims. Eid is one of the most important days for Muslims, similar to Christmas for Christians. Breakfast isn’t eaten until the men return from the mosque for festival prayers at around 8:30 am. Today was a fairly typical breakfast for Eid ul-Fitr or...
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Seeni Sambol – a lovely Sri Lankan dish

17 May 2009
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Seeni Sambol – a lovely Sri Lankan dish

My mother-in-law makes a lovely seeni sambol – spicy, sweet onion sambol – that I love. But I didn’t have her recipe, so had to see what I could find. Because, of course, I had to have seeni sambol to go with my coconut roti. This picture doesn’t do the dish justice. Unfortunately, I...
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Gotukola Sambol

12 April 2009
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Gotukola Sambol

I’m participating in a new-for-me food blogging type of event – it’s called Weekend Herb Blogging and this week it’s hosted by Chriesi at Almond Corner. Gotukola, also called gotu kola (Centella asiatica), is an herb that grows wild in this part of the world and is commonly sold at grocery stores, vegetable shops,...
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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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