My laksa leaves grow so fast and so much! 🌿🌿🌿
I gave some to my neighbour and in return got some chives and pandan #barter
What to do with the remaining plant? Make Asam Laksa with it?🍜🌶🌿🐟🥢
#vietnamesemint #kesum #laksaleaves #garden #ediblegarden #sarasedibleplayground #herbs #malaysianherbs
“Both light and rich, whipped cream is a most delicious contradiction in terms” – Samin Nosrat
So for at least three years I’ve shopped quality over quantity. I no longer wear cosmetic jewellery or buy new fast clothing mindlessly.
I wear the same gold jewellery, well-made clothes and shoes again and again, and I don’t change my bags daily like I used to (while at the same time trying to look fine because I do like fashion). I’ve also wear the same hairstyle and little makeup.
With the time I’ve saved from being a minimalist in fashion and life, I think I’ve learned much: growing food, watercolour painting, writing calligraphy, playing the ukulele, hiking, diving, financial management, philosophy, first aid, etc. It’s amazing to know I only picked up these new skills in the last few years.
So excited to improve my new skills, and learn even more new things. Speaking Mandarin? Dancing maybe? Astronomy? Oh, I love how there’s so many things to look forward to in this life
#minimalist #philomath #curatedlife
My sister @amanda_khong religiously brings her healthy lunchbox to work from Monday to Thursday. So I help her spice it up by making different salad dressing every week.
This week, I made Miso-Mustard Dressing with:
🔸1/2 tsp grated ginger
🔸1 tbsp honey
🔸1 tbsp mustard
🔸2 tbsp miso
The chicken is marinated overnight in generous amount of spices – turmeric, cumin, white pepper, and sea salt – before grilling in the oven.
Yes, this is how she keeps her figure 💃🏻
I was in Sin Chew Daily, a local Chinese newspaper, last week. I had no idea what it was saying about me; I could only read my Chinese name and simple words like ‘big/ 大‘ and ‘person/ 人’.
Today Mommy read it to me. Chinese makes me sound impressive “大显身手 / tai yin san sau”. I feel like a kung-fu master 🗡🥋😜
Organising a two days long class or a painting excursion to a park seem impossible at the moment. 🌸🍃☀
So I took a 1 hour online class, google for a photo, and starting simply painting! 🎨
This is the result:
My sisters mistaken it as a lotus flower… 😭
Actually it’s Torch Ginger Flower (bunga kantan); the bud is used in Asam laksa and curries.
This is far from what I want to achieve. But I will take baby steps. One day it shall be as realistic as @art.by.ratna paintings💪
#bungakantan #flower #stationery #watercolour #watercolourpainting #art #pink #painting #travelpalette #torchginger #torchgingerflower #edibleflowers
Made a healthy and easy soy sauce ginger-coriander dip to go with free-range organic steamed chicken.
Just mix together pounded fresh ginger, julienned sawtooth coriander, soy sauce and chicken stock from the steamed chicken.
Oh, I love my sawtooth coriander plant. I find so many uses for it. Yesterday, I just made tomato vinaigrette with it for my sister’s lunchbox. I need to plant more of them soon.
I truly believe it’s not hard to eat healthy. My family has been quite busy lately. So we just made steamed chicken, stir-fry vegetables with mushroom, fried eggs with onions, and ABC soup. Our stomach and heart is so full! 🐓🍚🍳🥦🥢💕