I can’t remember where I got this recipe from but I have to say that it is without a doubt the easiest and the best that I have ever come across. Most importantly it only takes very little time to prepare and only uses a few ingredients which are readily found in most households. These Patty […]Read more "Quick Mix Patty Cakes"
A while ago I added some photos of a cocoon I found on our Lime tree. It came from a little caterpillar that was feasting away on the leaves. It was a real joy to watch the caterpillar become a cocoon and blend in so well with the branches of the tree. The only telltale […]Read more "Papilio Anactus – Hatching Pupa"
I called this post ‘These Little Things’ not for the reason of contrast between the title and the photo (OK. That is assuming that I am assuming my snow pea is actually big) – although it does fit in – but rather for the reason of observation. You see, whenever I am in the garden, […]Read more "These Little Things"
My goal a few months ago was to create a tower of bamboo that was tangled with snow pea vines. When it grew, I imagined I could have fun picking and foraging within for snow peas when the plants started to fruit. This is the result and I am so happy with how it has […]Read more "Snow Pea Tower"
This is a post for my reference – predominantly. But as it is a post nonetheless, it’s also here to share. These glass works are by artist Dale Chihuly. Amazing. This isn’t my photo – by the way.Read more "Dale Chihuly"
Spring is a time of great renewal in the garden. It is a time when dormant plants start to burst into life – growing rapidly as they seek energy from the warm rays of the sun. Dormant buds explode (not literally) with new leaves and flowers when the threat of overnight frost has long passed. This particular […]Read more "Spring in the Garden"
Hainanese Chicken Rice is a staple meal in my family. Mum cooks it at least once a week. It is a dish found predominantly throughout South-East Asia, with each country / locality having it’s own unique variation, all centered around the same star ingredients – chicken & chicken rice. So what does one do with […]Read more "Hainanese Chicken Rice Salad"
It’s nearly mid spring and just looking at these Gerberas makes me look forward to Summer. Due to the random spells of cold, wet, windy weather coupled with days of intense sunshine, they aren’t looking their best. But if these early blooms are a sign of things to come then what a summer it will […]Read more "Spring Gerberas"
These are ‘Black Beauty’ Zucchinis. The name says it all – the Zucchinis will have a rich dark green skin. I bought organic seeds online and sprouted them in a mini greenhouse. In only a few weeks from sowing, they just took over the whole container and most are now ready for planting out.Read more "Zucchini"