Sunday, November 18, 2007

Onion Sprouting

My first try on planting onions that have sprouted in my kitchen. They looks pretty beautiful to me. Having no experience at all, i hope they'll grow well.

Am looking forward to the flowering from the bulbs and harvesting the sprouting green for cooking.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Little Chilli... Ganbatte!

Remember the little red chillies that burned my tongue last Saturday? Well, what i did not mention is that, i scattered its seeds onto my little pot of idling soil and this is the pleasant surprise i got when i looked in yesterday.

"Grow, grow my little chilli
Rain come and sun shine bright
Fight bravely on
Your brief appearance had lighten my day
and bought leaps of little joy to my heart.
Thank you. Ganbatte!"

Little Brown Seeds

Little brown seeds so small and round,
Are sleeping quietly under ground.

Down come the raindrops
sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle.

Out comes the rainbow,
twinkle, twinkle, twinkle.

Little brown seeds way down below,
Up through the earth they grow, grow, grow.

Little green leaves come one by one.
They hold up their heads and look at the sun.

- Anonymous

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Spicy Spaghetti, Sinful Satay

Slept in late, went to the supermarket NTUC (the prices of fruits and veg seems to be lower than Shop&Save) just before noon to get the fresh ingredients i need for my pasta cooking.

My own creation of Portobello Mushroom Pasta after studying many versions of others.

Yummy! Much tastier than all my previous attempts of the common wet tomato pasta sauce. Doing this drier version of pasta dish is my first try and am happy that it tastes good. Mum says it's good, so it must be!

But as i added 4 little red padi chillies into my cooking, this pasta today tastes a little too spicy hot... looks can be deceiving haha ha... Next time it will only be 2 chillies.

Flavoursome and spicy, i love this creation!

As for dinner, my rare treat of porky Satay. Well-marinated meat with warm, thick and spicy peanut sauce. Would you believe you can still get a 30 cents a stick satay in this high inflation year?

A raise in GST from 5% to 7% and the oil prices at a record high of almost US$100 a barrel, simply adds salt to wound. Further to this are the worldwide rocketing prices of wheat, milk and metal driven by shortage and demand.

Prices of foodstuff and all in the local market are really going up crazily now. What a pricey start to year ending 2007.