Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pomegranate & Pistaschio Salsa

Pomegranate & Pistaschio Salsa 

This delicious salad is best served scooped and eaten with chips as appetizer (or snack), on top of a plate of greens for a tasty salad, over grilled meat or fish as relish or a side dish, or tossed with your favorite grain, such as quinoa, barley, couscous or even rice.

1 pomegranate
½ cup pistaschio, shelled
A handful of parsley
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp Hot Chick Spicy Salt


Directions :

1. Gently remove pomegranate arils (or more commonly known as the seeds) from the rind and membrane, place in a bowl.

2. Coarsely chop pistaschio, add to pomegranate arils in the bowl.

3. Coarsely chop parsley, and add grated lemon rind, add to the pomegranate and pistachio mix. 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

DIY Denim Knife Roll

Weekend Project #2

An accessory I've always wanted for my tools. My first knife roll, to store and transport all my knives.

Denim Knife Roll by Athene
I made it simple enough just to fit all my current knives (plus a couple of extra slots for my dream knives) with two big additional slots for some other kitchen tools and kitchen towel and a (wonkily) hand-sewn name card slot. 

First I planned on adding a copper rivet ring to hold the lace, but patience is obviously not one of my virtues, I couldn't wait for the shop to open on Monday to get the rivet, so I decided to sew the lace on instead. 

As someone said, that makes it an original design, I can tie the lace anyway I like, I can make it pretty with knots or just slit it in for those professional moments. 
My current favorites neatly tucked in the knife roll

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Moss Garden with Stone Flights of Stairs

First weekend of 2017 project.

Project 1

Glass Terrarium : Moss Garden with Stone Flights of Stairs.

 I used at least four types of moss to create this micro garden, along with some bamboo grass, pebbles and old wood. Plus a couple of pygmy doresera.

I snuck in some carnivorous plant in there, see if you can find it.

Right profile

Left profile

Moss Garden with Stone Flights of Stairs 

Thursday, January 05, 2017

What's your passion?

A friend asked what's my passion these days, as I am one always with something different up my sleeves.

Here's what I told him.

My passion has always been food and all things related to it. No matter what other interest I pick up along the way, I always go back to my original love, food. I guess I'm one of those lucky few who have turned their passion into their life.

Passion is not something you look for, it'll find you, and draw you into a web that you wish not to escape from. When you spend every waking hour thinking about it, turn your life upside down to fit it into your life, waking up in the middle of the night with some ideas or thoughts about it, let your bath water go cold as you follow your trail of thoughts on it, that's passion. 

What ever your passion is/are, make sure you do it with zeal, and hopefully that will be your legacy.

~a foodie who's inspired to be a food connoisseur~

The friend who asked the question, he's one of those really passionate person who holds no bar when he does things. Him, I envy his passions, and at times I hate him because he makes me want to take up those interest too! 

p/s: late last year I started again with them carnivorous plants. But this time I am limiting myself to drosera, pinguicula and dionea. Specifically NO Nepenthes, as we can remember perfectly well how that took over my garden and life the last time. I will not fall to temptation regardless how appealing they are (here's to wishful thinking)

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

... of religion & cultural maturity

Bans and regulations are required in Malaysia because most Malaysian aren't mature enough for religious and cultural sensitivities. 

And then there's some who ignore or challenge it to prove that they have no respect nor care for the cultural variances.

you got me, finally

For months I've dodged you
You finally got me good 
Oh the joy of itchy ears 
And runny nose

I hate you, flu bug