Showing posts from October, 2011

Lentils and Drumsticks

October 25, 2011
October is coming to an end... which means its Halloween time... While everyone is busy cooking, baking... setting the mood for Trick or Treat , I am falling behind and unable to keep up with the theme.... due to a very busy schedule... I have nothing to offer ... sadly.. but I have a story to tell... Have you heard of Moringa Oleifera?  It is commonly known as Indian drumstick and Malays (from Kedah) would call this... Kacang Munggai. Just imagine if you grow Moringa Oleifera in your backyard... It will not only gives you, your nutritional benefits, purify your water, it can also protect you from evil spell. And that is why... it is called ~ Tree of Life, or in East Africa... it is called "Mothers' best friend ". The benefits are endless... you can 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... As a young girl... I would sit quietly and list

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.