Showing posts from October, 2011

Lentils and Moringa Oleifera (Indian Drumsticks) Curry

October 25, 2011
Homemade Lentils and Drumsticks recipe. Have you heard of Moringa Oleifera? It is commonly known as the Indian drumstick and Malays (from Kedah) would call this, Kacang Munggai. Moringa Oleifera has a lot of nutritional benefits to our body. Moringa Oleifera will purify your water. And that is why Moringa oleifera is called a Tree of Life! In East Africa, it is called "Mothers' best friend The benefits of Moringa Oleifera are endless. Google 'Moringa Oleifera' and read about it. I would like to add another one to that numerous list, with the story I am about to tell! Do take note, this is a myth from old villagers passed down to generations. As a young girl, I love to sit quietly and listen to adults talking and exchanging their hair-raising, supernatural, ghostly stories! It scared the s**t out of me, nevertheless, I was drawn to their stories, just like a magnet. One of the stories would be about 'Orang Minyak' (direct translation would be th

Lavender Macarons

October 11, 2011
My first tell-tale signs that Spring is approaching... is when my lavender bushes starts to flower as soon as the weather warms up. I am so thrilled to spot the tiny purplish buds hiding within the greyish green leaves... Spring has always been my favourite season... I love waking up to sounds of birds chirping... then having a walk round the garden to admire and breathe in the fragrance of the early Lavender bloomers... Everything comes to life... New Beginning Spring... reminded me of a friendship between 2 teenage girls that lived in 2 different parts of the world. One in Canada and the other in Malaysia. They would write to each other, exchanged cards and photos. Good old days...the art of communication...using pens, papers, envelopes and stamps ... and oh!!! and Mr Postman too ... They were "Penpals" for years until one left to UK to pursue her dreams... she lost contact with her Canadian penpal ... Then one day, she received a me

Middle Eastern Fish Casserole

October 04, 2011
Middle Eastern spices for Fish Casserole recipe.