Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Update on Kacang parang 20-11-12

Hi all, is this the kacang golok/parang (Sword Bean, Canavalia gladiata) that mentioned by Mr. Is? Please guide me.

When shld i harvest the bean & how to eat them?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My way of growing taugeh (bean sprouts)

I grow my own bean sprouts using tea pot. Yes, u heard me right. It is so simple & fun! All u need is a tea pot (must be opac) which make from either metal, glass or ceramic. Old kettle will also do.

Day 1 evening
Okay firstly, measure your beans. 2-3 tbsp of mung beans or any amount enough to cover the bottom layer of your tea pot/kettle is good enough.

Wash & pre-soak the beans for 6-8 hrs. You can see the green skin of the bean start to breaks……

Day 1 before u go to sleep
Drain and rinse the soaked bean. Put them in the cleaned tea pot & close the lid of tea pot.  

I just place my tea pot on the table near kitchen there. A visible place please so that u don forget abt the rinsing time.

DO NOT open the lid of the tea pot until the harvesting day.

Day 2 morning
Rinse your bean with water 2-3 times daily. Preferably, before u go out for work or etc. Repeat this step in the afternoon (if u are at home), or do it after u come back from work. 

Do not open the lid of your tea pot. Just add in water to the tea pot through the mouth of the tea pot. Give it a little shake & then drain off.
I know, sure u are eager to see how your bean sprouts have being doing.....okay. U can take a quick glance to check its readiness. 

Try to avoid light from reaching the sprouts. Once they are exposed to light, they will tend to grow longer & longer. People usually prefer short & fat sprouts rite? So give it a dark environment.

Day 3 morning
Ur bean sprouts are ready!

Reminder, if u r busy in the middle of preparing this sprouts or not ready to cook the sprouts yet, u can just place your tea pot temporarily in the fridge. it will slow down the growth of the sprouts.

U may also refer to Ummuaidan & Puteri Purnama for different methods of preparing bean sprouts!   

Have Fun!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Let The Pictures Do All The Talking: Wild Grass Flowers

The natural beauty of the wild grass flowers is irresistible.Many of us may not even notice their presence in our backyard. 

Yes, these wild grass flowers are just ordinary weeds that simply grow everywhere. 

When it comes to the flowers that easily can be found in the garden, many people overlook the beauty that the flowers can provide.