Friday, July 22, 2016

Fennel@Jintan Manis & Holy Basil@Tulsi plants

Fennel plant @ Pokok Jintan Manis @ Pokok Adas (RM10)
- very popular herb/spice that widely used in cooking
- Whole plant is edible: roots, stalks and leaves, with the spice coming from the dried seeds called jintan manis. 

- The indonesian lady taught me to eat the leaves as salad in sandwiches & i tossed some in salad too. The leaves are very aromatic & smell good.

Holy Basil/Tulsi (RM10)

- is an aromatic and potent herb that has amazing healing power   
- has been used in India for thousands of years to in numerous ailments, including fever , colds, coughs, sore throat & etc. 

Interested with the plants? 
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Olive's Nasi Ulam

Finally, I had made myself nasi ulam last week. Nasi ulam is a mixture of rice with aromatic herbs, roasted coconut, salted fish, dried shrimp & etc. It is quite simple to make. 
Firstly, we need to get ready with the herbs...  I am proudly to say that all of these 20 herbs were harvested from my little garden except the bunga kantan.

I think any herbs will do but the aromatic one will be better. I just put in whatever i can get from the garden. 

You need to clean & finely slice all the herbs. Simply combined the cooked rice with toasted coconut, toasted dried shrimp, salted fish, herbs, chopped onion, toasted peanut, chili padi, sugar, salt, white pepper etc. 
Toasted coconut version of nasi ulam   
Enjoy! Eat it just like that or with fry chicken or fry fish will be great!

Make myself a refreshing herbs drink as well from the leftover herbs. Just simply boil them for 15 min and sweeten with a small rock sugar.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lovely Adenium

Few months ago, i bought an adenium without knowing the color of the bloom. To me, it is so unique as this is the first time i saw an adenium with hairy leaves & the leaves are so fat.

After some times, the adenium start to bloom! I always thought that the bloom will be white in that the color of this adenium is revealed.. So pretty! The color is so sweet! It is a mixture of white, pink & yellow color.
I changed the adenium into bigger pot & it look much bigger and better now. To my surprise, the color of the blooms actually changed day by days!

 So i end up to have different colors of blooms in one plant! So sweet & worth it!
Day 0: Almost exploded =)
Day 1: Tadaaa... I am in pink+white+yellow.. Too lovely..Cant resist the sweet combination happy
Day 2: The flower petal is growing bigger & is more pink in color..It just melt my heart!!

Day 3: The multilayer petals is more appealing now..The pink color is stronger, it look so elegant & 'suci' to me. It make me think of lotus flower...
Day 4: It is still very beautiful. The petals look thicker & the pink color gradually faded off.
Day 5: Now that adenium bloom has turning into white color. You can only see slight pink color on the petal.
Day 6: Now is time to say goodbye to this adenium bloom. It is offcially a white color adenium now. You can hardly see the pink color.
Magical Moment...amazing God's creation

Have a nice day!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Beautiful DIY Carpet from T-shirt

I have a few bags of old cloth that sit in the cupboard untouched for quite long of time.  These old cloths were given by relative and I have the intention to recycle them into something useful. But I have been ‘so malas’ all this while. 

Alright. After I had done a Google search plus some modifications, I will show you guys a super easy way to turn the old and baggy t-shirts into carpet!! 

I can't believe it only took me about few hours to complete the carpet including cutting the shirts into strips as well as sewing the strips together into carpet. Quite impressive.

Cut your shirts into strips, 5 cm width. You can use any measurement. You need a lot of this strips.
You need a bigger piece of shirt as the base of the carpet. I used black shirt here. Use ruler to draw lines along the shirt. The closer the lines, the carpet will look nicer later. 
Then, we are ready to sew! It is very simple, just fold the strip into half and sew along the line. i used sewing machine to sew.

Keep folding and sewing untill we are done!
The sewing part is done!
Now you need to cut the strips into smaller pieces about 1 inch ...Keep hand will do, no measurement needed here.
Tadaaaaa....You just make a beautiful DIY Carpet from t-shirt!