Gardening/shapes and shades of green

French Beans Flower
Kang Kong roots
French Marigold with red petals flower
Bayam
Xiao Bai Cai
Gave away a tomato plant, my friend harvested these fruits.
Roselle flower blooming

Roselle Bub


Resources-permaculture and the arts

Recently I finished an online permaculture course, it was about 4 sessions of 8 hours each and 2 checkin sessions of 2 hours each. Below are some resources on the Permaculture and the Art. I will update again whenever I can. Artists Projects References: -Documenta, practice of sharing of rice in Indonesia. Art institution working…

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Cinnamon stew chicken wings

Receipe I harvested coriander from my garden last week and make a simply homely dish with it. It has slight cinnamon sweet taste. Below is the receipe. CINNAMON STEW CHICKEN WINGS Serves: 5 persons Ingredients1 Kg thaw frozen chicken wings6 medium sized potatoes cut to cubes1 onion sliced1/2 cinnamon bark, soak in warm water for…

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Roselle tea and jelly

This is a refreshing dessert. It has a minty taste from the mint and a tint of sourish from the young roselle leaves. I got the roselle ingredients from the garden, I am using the Roselle fruit and the young leaves. Garnishes included the borage mint leaf. I was asking myself what are the possible…

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Fresh chilli sauce

Harvested some fresh red chillis from the mini garden throughout the week. Hence, I made this fresh chilli paste which I often made. To use, simply add soy sauce to the chilli paste for food depending on preferences or stir fry with vegetables.

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Resident sunbird

An olive-backed sunbird recently build a nest in our house. The nest has these beautiful firm contours and hanging decoration. She chose to build it on a big branch I picked and use as a home decoration with solar lights hanging on it.Below is a video of the resident sunbird and her singing.

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The common Mormon caterpillar

In late October, I discovered there are 4 caterpillars hanging around in the lime plant at the garden. They are the Common Mormon. You can check this link out for more information on this butterfly by the butterfly group in Singapore. The color of the caterpillar changes as it grows. It looks like a snake.

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Dehydeated mint leaves

What to do with having too much fresh mint leaves? Dehydrating them is one of the ways to prolong their shell life. I have 2 pots of Borage mint plants that had grown pretty big. So I trimmed them down and used the dehydrator to dry up the moisture for storage. I first learned about…

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The twany coaster caterpillar

There were Tawny coaster caterpillars in the garden’s begonvilla plant. I counted 8 of them. These caterpillars have thorns. Its a common caterpillar in Singapore. The butterflies are beautiful! I made a 4 hour time lapse video of their movements on the plants stalks and leaves. It was mid afternoon, so the sunlight of the…

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edamame with mushrooms and french beans

I harvested Edamame and cooked a vegetarian dish with mushrooms and French beans. I cooked the edamame first by steaming the peas in the rice cooker together with cooking the rice so I could save on time and energy rather then having to cook them separately. Edamame has small white flowers. The 2 outermost symmetrical…

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stem cutting ~bougainvillea, a pot and chinese poetry

This is the present growth of the Bougainvillea plant I propagated using stem cutting since Oct 2021. It began blooming in June 2022. The stem has branched out into 3 different stalks since. Other plant I had grow using the stem propagation includes the Mulberry plant. The latest fruiting I counted was about 99 fruits.…

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