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Sunday, 29 November 2015

A SIMPLE BREAKFAST & LUNCH.

I woke up at 6 am on Saturday morning ready to go for my morning walk but I heard raindrops on the awning. I went back to laze awhile on the bed, intending to get out of bed in a short while, hoping by then the rain would have stopped. 

Instead, I dozed off and got up about 2 hours later. We didn't go for the morning walk. We got ready and drove to our friend's coffee shop, thinking of their fluffy steamed coconut bun (coconut pau) and piping hot coffee.
It was a cloudy day.
The sun was just beginning to shine through the gloomy sky.
At the coffee shop, we were told that there were only steamed coconut jam bun and steamed plain pumpkin buns on sale for that day. My hubby then decided to order curry noodle and I ordered half boiled egg on toast.
2 pieces of toasted bread and 1 half boiled egg on the toast.
Dashes of pepper powder and sprinkling of soy sauce to taste.
My egg on toast would not be complete without a cup piping hot nes'cafe.
I take my coffee without sugar but with evaporated milk.
 We found an amazing Japanese Rose of mixed marriage of 2 colours. It is an orange and pink multi-petal Japanese rose. Spent some time in the garden.
Later for lunch we wanted something light. I went to search in the refrigerator and found 2 cucumbers and a bottle of rojak sauce. There was also a ripe pineapple on the dining table.  
I cut off the pineapple skin. 
I also cut off the eyes of the pineapple with a sharp knife. 
 I then peeled off the cucumbers with a peeler. I am going to cut these cucumber skin into smaller pieces and sprinkle them onto the soil near my plants. I read somewhere that cucumber peels or slices drive away ants. If this is true, then I hope to banish ants from my garden.
Spooned out some rojak sauce onto 2 separate bowls.
Main ingredients in the rojak sauce are thick black soy sauce, toasted shrimp paste powder, sugar, chilies and etc.
Add some crushed peanuts mixed with toasted belacan powder onto the rojak sauce. This is our local kind of salad.
This was our simple lunch for hubby and I.
As for myself, I plucked off some long beans from my dwarf long bean plants. Not enough for cooking so I ate them raw with rojak sauce.
My dwarf long bean plant grown in a pot.
This is different from the climber long bean plant.
 The beans are specially sweet and crunchy when it is eaten raw and when freshly plucked from the plant.

Come, let's talk this over, says the Lord;

no matter how deep the stain of your sins,

I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow.

Even if you are stained as red as crimson,

I can make you white as wool!

(Isaiah 1:18, TLB)

42 comments:

  1. Nancy, it looks like you had a very casual and relaxing Sunday!

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, lol! a lazy day for retirees. Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  2. Looks a nice breakfast and lunch.
    Your beans are growing well.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  3. I must have at least one cup of coffee every day...

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    1. Lol! I used to be addicted to coffee - 3 cups for weekdays and 1 cup for weekends. Now I no longer drink everyday. Have a happy Sunday!

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  4. Looks like such a healthy and charming lunch, there is nothing nicer than eating the things you have grown yourself. I love raw beans in a salad too.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. I will growing more edibles in my garden. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  5. Hello, lovely sky shots and your beans are looking wonderful. I love pineapple, yum! Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. I have started to grow pineapples. Have a great week ahead too!

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  6. Your toast, half boiled egg & hot kopi are my kind of comfort breakfast. I have rojak for lunch too. Yummm!!!

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    1. Thank you, Irene. It may be a simple breakfast but I like it very much. I can eat rojak anytime. Have a lovely week ahead!

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  7. I love a breakfast with toast and boiled egg. My eggs take 7 minutes...firm whites and liquid yolks! I love raisin bread toasted! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I too love raisin bread toasted. Have a lovely week ahead!

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  8. I don't eat many eggs and only scrambled (with cheese) or hard boiled...Mr. Sweet loves eggs any way they are cooked. I haven't had breakfast yet this morning...pancakes and bacon on the menu...with the great cup of coffee. :)
    Have a blessed Sunday.

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    1. Hi BJ, I like scrambled eggs on toast too. Actually I love eggs in any form. Have a blessed week ahead!

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  9. Wonderful idea of a simple breakfast and lunch.I must try this Lovely photos. I like the beans you have grown in your pot. Very inspiring quote.
    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you, Joseph. Have a lovely week ahead!

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  10. I love how you eat. Very much so and you know I love your garden.

    Have a terrific day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a terrific day too!

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  11. Looks yummy...I don't know if cucumbers will repel big ants, but when I was a kid, sometimes we would get the tiny, tiny ants and my mom would place a few slices of cucumber around and we would not longer see them.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. This is good news to me concerning the cucumbers and ants. Have a beautiful week!

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a wonderful week!

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  13. I think that you had a great lunch. All healthy delicious food. Every Sunday morning I have 2 hard poached eggs with buttered toasts on the side and coffee with 10% cream at the restaurant. I use marmalade on my toasts. I'm such a finicky eater. A funny thing, since my last pregnancy, a long time ago, I still can't eat partially cooked eggs.

    I have heard that cucumber peels are an ant deterrent. It doesn't kill them but they don't like cucumbers peels.

    Take care and have a great day.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Hi Julia, I like your type of breakfast too. Poached eggs with buttered toasts and marmalade are my type of breakfast too. I like the info about cucumber and ants. I hope to rid my garden of ants. Have a happy week!

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  14. Nancy the pineapple looks great. And I would like do it in that way

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a lovely week!

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  15. Now that breakfast looks like my breakfast...

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    1. Thank you, Tom. I enjoyed this breakfast very much. Have a great week!

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  16. I learned how to peel a pineapple a number of years ago in a Thai cooking class. After just slicing down the sides for so many years, it just seemed so simple and obvious to do it the way you've shown above.

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    1. Once you are used to it, it is very simple. Have a fantastic week, Monica!

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  17. I love coffee in the morning. Good luck with those ants, Nancy!
    ~

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    1. Thank you and I do hope I can get rid of the ants. Have a beautiful week!

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  18. What a nice simple lunch of pineapple, long bean, cucumbers rojak. I like to eat this kind of lunch too. Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Have a wonderful new week!

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    1. Thank you and have a lovely new week!

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    1. Thank you, William. It is monsoon season now. Have a happy week!

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  21. The beans are dwarf variety? Supposed to be shorter than normal?

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    1. Stacy, it is less than 3 feet tall. They are not climbers, just need some support only.

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