Malaysian layered tapioca cake

We have a tons of tapioca pearls in storage at home. But my mum didn't know what to do with it. So I've searched over the net and found out that you can turn them into layered jelly-like cakes.It turned out not bad at all. The ingredients were simple and healthy. The fact that the recipe didn't required any oil, butter or eggs is just fantastic!
My cake doesn't look layered huh? Well, I forgot that white pearls means transparent pearls when cooked. I'll have to use food coloring next time. If you're keen on making one, then Click here. Enjoy!

How to stir fry chayotes

Chayotes are a great substitute for every recipe that contains winter melon such as winter melon soup and winter melon porridge. But they also taste delicious when stir fried!

Ingredients you'll need per person:
  1. One chayote
  2. One red carrot
  3. 50 gram of minced meat
  4. One chopped garlic clove
  5. Oil
  6. Seasoning of your choice 

The method
  1. Clean the carrot and chayote. Get rid of the skin
  2. Wash and chop them into julienne size. Put them in separate bowls.
  3. Heat your wok with oil first and stir fry the garlic until they look golden brown.
  4. Then add the minced meat and keep stirring.
  5. Add the carrot and chayote and keep stirring.
  6. Season to taste and keep stirring for a couple of minutes.
  7. Put the lid on and turn off the heat. Let it rest in the wok for five minutes.

Veggie version
Follow the rest of the method but just skip the minced meat part and add the glass noodles instead.
  1. Soak 50 gram of glass noodles for four hours and cook them afterwards.
  2. After five minutes, when you've added the carrots and chayote, add the glass noodles.

The final thing to do is to serve it warm with cooked rice. It is not only yummy and easily done but also very healthy too! Bon app├ętit!

How to take cuttings of a Epiphyllum Oxypetalum

A few days ago I took some cuttings from my Epiphyllum Oxypetalum. It is pretty easy to do actually and I'm going to show you how it's done!
The leafs: 
First of all you have to look for dark elderly leafs. You can find them at the bottom of the plant. Also use light green baby leafs but it will take much longer to bloom.
Take more than one cutting because you never know if the leaf is strong enough to survive on it's own. You can always remove the cutting later if you find it's too much.

Cutting tools
You can use scissors or a knife to to take the cuttings. But it must be a sterile one.

Potting materials
This plant doesn't like a lot of water so make sure there's much drainage, air circulation and moisture. My own potting materials is a mixture of orchids soil and natural soil.

Watering and fertilizing
At this stage the soil should be moisten and don't fertilize it yet. You don't want to scare the baby roots.

When you're ready with the preparations, it's time pot the cuttings. Put them in a place with a lot of shade. Mine are indoors now because they are still fragile at this moment. Good luck planting yours!

A nice walk in the woods

Last week I went to the hospital for a check-up. I knew they had a beautiful view, but never thought that it was this pretty!
The scene is so serene!
They even have little deers! Enjoy the pictures!

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

A couple of days ago my "Night Blooming Cactus" decided to bloom. This little succulent-ish plant has buds that will bloom for one night only.
Around 9 p.m. the flower will start to bloom and the very next day around 5 a.m. it is wilted. During this period it emits a light enchanting fragrance.
You actually can see the petals pop open one by one at a time! A real treat for the eye! Don't you think?

Picture this #1

Puffy clouds and a bright blue sky! What could you possibly need more on this beautiful day?