A bowl of freshly cut pin apple with garnishing

How To Cut A Pineapple The Proper Way

I know, I know. You must be wondering if there is a proper way of cutting pineapples. Well, there are several ways to cut a pineapple, as there are many ways to skin a cat. The cutting method I refer to is the domestic way of cutting pineapples, Malaysian style. There is also a commercial …

2 Purple Aubergine or egg plant

Do You Use Aubergine and Celery In Your Cooking?

Aubergine and celery are 2 vegetables that I frequently use when I fancy something different and need to add variety to my cooking. Do you use these 2 vegetables? Aubergine was once considered an exotic vegetable but it is easily available in the supermarket now. Well, celery is one of the staple vegetables and  is …

Freshly baked bread cooling on a rack.

LOCK-DOWN OVERNIGHT WHOLEMEAL BREAD

LOCK-DOWN OVERNIGHT WHOLEMEAL BREAD Having a lock-down and short of stuff? Today is the 2nd week of the lock-down. 29.03.2020. Although we have lots of cupboard stuff like pasta and tinned food, we are getting low on fresh meat and vegetables, and bread, normally wholemeal. I have told my other half that I can always …

Stonhenge, tourist, Salisbury, pagan, winter solstice

When Does the Preparation For Chinese New Year Begin?

Good question. I think it varies with different families. Tang Yuan.For our family, it begins after winter solstice. Winter solstice is on 22nd December. It is a very important day in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is the shortest day of the year. After that day, one can notice that the sun rises earlier. This …