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Awara Mallung

7 January 2011
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Awara Mallung

When Fahim’s parents come for a visit, they sometimes bring things with them, usually food items of one description or another. It might be sweets like muscat or jellabies, or fruit from their trees like mango or papaya. Sometimes, it’s green chillies or other vegetables. This last visit? Awara. Awara look a bit like...
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Sri Lankan Garlic’d Cabbage Leaves

21 March 2010
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Sri Lankan Garlic’d Cabbage Leaves

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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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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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. 🙂 It’s not your usual North American fare, but it’s so delightful it’s worth giving it...
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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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Beet & Feta Cheese Pizza

19 October 2009
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Beet & Feta Cheese Pizza

Sounds odd, right? Yep, that’s what I thought, too. But since I’m off tomatoes–Ayurvedic doc’s orders–and I want pizza, I was willing to give it a try. 😀 In this picture, you can see the beet & feta cheese pizza at the bottom centre. To its immediate left is hummous, left and above of...
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Have a Hankering for Corn on the Cob in Sri Lanka?

16 October 2009
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Have a Hankering for Corn on the Cob in Sri Lanka?

On one of our forays out-and-about, I took some pictures of things I saw along the way. Here, we have a corn stand at the side of the road, most likely squatting on land they don’t own as many road-side stands do. To the immediate left, you can see a fruit stand selling watermelons....
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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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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Chilli Potatoes

20 September 2009
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Chilli Potatoes

Because it’s Ramadan, and it’s difficult for Fahim to eat a full meal when breakfast has to be done by 4:30am, enough to carry him through the next 14 hours until he can eat again, he gets to make requests. At the beginning of Ramadan, Fahim had asked for his mother’s chilli potatoes. While...
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Roasting vegetables on the stove

11 September 2009
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Roasting vegetables on the stove

I live in a tropical country. It’s always hot. So, if there’s a tiny amount of something to be baked, I tend to do it on top of the stove – it saves on the amount of heat that gets released into the kitchen, which saves on me sweating to death, and it also...
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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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