Yet another lockdown

A lazy Sunday indeed. It’s frustrating after barely a week since we were out and about. We are now back to level 3 lockdown due to some irresponsible people. It’s been a long time since I last blogged or wrote anything here. Today’s highlight is of course food related. I cooked Lui Cha or Lei…

Homemade Tempeh

I’ve finally made my own tempeh from scratch! Tempeh is a plant-based protein source that originated in Indonesia. It is a super food high in protein and is gaining popularity worldwide as an ideal meat substitute or to enjoy with its hearty texture and slightly nutty flavor . Indeed I echo what Emily Han @ Kitchn…

Tea Eggs & Lentils

One of my favorite traditional Chinese food is Herbal Tea Egg. We used to buy the herbs from traditional Chinese Herbal Shop where the shopkeeper mix all the varieties of spices together wrapped in paper. Today, they are beautifully pre-packed and easily available from Chinese Supermarkets. Cooking tea egg is a very simple process. I…

Check out my stream of consciousness

Check out what I had been busy doing this whole day. It’s Saturday and I invited a party of seven people to have a five-course degustation meal. My day started at 10am and got all the food prepared just in time when Baby Kirsty visited at 4.30pm.  That gave me an hour watching a three-year-old…

All about succulents

The barks on my garden bed were so messy before.  Pieces shredded all over my driveway. Then a brilliant idea came into my head.  I have some succulents happily growing in a few pots and in the little bed beneath my letterbox.  They could be planted as an edge to keep the barks in place….

Abstract in black and white

Once upon a time, dressing in black was interpreted as funerals or death. Dressing in white meant pure and clean. Today, any abstract in black and white is modern art. Abstract is, in fact, something that is not physical or concrete. So let your imagination flow as there is no right or wrong. Here’s my…

Ways to have more gratitude everyday

I’m running behind schedule. Trying to crack my head right now to focus on what to write on the following Discover Prompts.  The whole team of WordPress bloggers had listed beautifully their thoughts here. Focus Team List Grateful Thank you, Discover Prompts for bringing so many people around the world and helping us regain our…

Beautiful Sunday

It was Sunday, what a beautiful day!  An autumn day of lovely sunshine. Our garden looks warm and peaceful.  There are fewer birds now since we made the decision to chop down eight Palm trees, some quite tall.  Looking out my bedroom window, I missed the Tui (bird) I used to see most days on…