Saturday 29 February 2020

Home Made Peanut Jam & Home Cooked Dinner

These days due to the hot weather we are staying home most of the time. We only go out whenever necessary. One thing we try not to miss is our early morning walk at the park. We walk 5 days and rest 2 days. 1 day to have breakfast with friends and 1 day for church.
 Morning sky at 7:10 am
 7:20 am
 This stunning fiery sky shot was taken about 5 mins after the above snapshot.
 7:30 am
 Back home outside my house, a pair of birds perched on the electric cable.
 This is the best I can get with my smartphone camera.
 Someone gave me a packet of salted peanuts. We found it too hard to munch on these peanuts. Instead I used the peanuts to make peanut jam which we can spread on bread.
 Vegetable soup for a hot day.
(pork rib, cabbage, carrot, and home grown spring onions)
 Home grown snake beans and egg plant cooked with roast pork.
 I can eat lots of vegetables with the soup without any rice.
This was our dinner without rice. All the carrot went to my bowl because hubby doesn't like carrot.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Without wise leadership, a nation is in trouble;
but with good counselors there is safety.
(Proverbs 11:14, The Living Bible-TLB)

Friday 28 February 2020

Yummy-licious Breakfast & Dinner With Friends

Usually we don't go for morning walk on Saturday mornings because we have breakfast date with our friends. While waiting for our friends, I had a nice surprise waiting for me. I was unlocking our gate when I saw a rainbow above the houses in front of me.
 This rainbow appeared after an early morning shower.
Another beauty is these bright periwinkle flowers.
 I only took photo of my own breakfast. I ordered Ban Mee (soup version) and requested to add 2 Fuchow fish balls (with minced meat filling). This place is worth returning for more.
 This coffee shop serves their coffee with a piece of biscuit.
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We had dinner with the same friends at Taman Boon Bak, Ipoh.
 Deep fried pork rib (for yim kuat or fire salt bones)
 Romaine lettuce sauteed with fermented tofu, garlic and chili.
Steamed Tilapia with spicy savoury sauce.
 "Daulat Tuanku" mean "Long live the King"
Passing through, we noticed the road is decorated with lighted bulbs. Even the tree trunks on both sides of the road are lighted up.

Hear my prayer, O LORD! Listen to my cries for help!
Don't ignore my tears. For I am your guest -
a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me.
(Psalm 39:12, New Living Translation-NLT)

Thursday 27 February 2020

Dinner At Restoran Weng Kee, Ipoh

Last Morning evening, we met up with friends for dinner in Ipoh Garden. We chose Restoran Weng Kee in Ipoh Garden South. We reached before 6 pm and most of the tables were reserved. We didn't make any reservation but were directed to a table for the 4 of us. 
 My friend recommended this "Kapitan Chicken" and she was right, it was good.
 Taro with dried prawns, cooked till really soft.
 Soft and silky tofu with fresh mushrooms.
 Water spinach (kangkong) with shrimp paste (belacan).
I finished this small portion of rice because I was hungry that evening.

But the spiritual man has insight into everything,
and that bothers and baffles the man of the world,
who can't understand him at all. How could he?
For certainly he has never been one to know the Lord's thoughts,
or to discuss them with him, or to move the hands of God by prayer.
But, strange as it seems, we Christians actually do have within us
a portion of the very thoughts and mind of Christ.
(1 Corinthians 2:15-16, The Living Bible-TLB)

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Stuffed Bitter Gourds & Snake Beans Egg Omelette

I was halfway watering my plants outside my house when I noticed the hill was lighted up by the morning sun. I seldom get to see this so I stopped to take a snapshot.
 7:58 am
 That morning I harvested the above from my garden: Snake long beans, white and green bitter gourds.
 Bauhinia Kockiana - a sun loving plant.
 Some of the flowers will end up with seed pod just like the above. Once the seed pod dries up, it will burst open and self disperse the black seeds.
 With the white and green bitter gourds harvested from my garden, I stuffed them with fish paste, minced pork, chopped salted fish and spring onion.
 With the excess stuffed ingredients, I made fish and meat balls without the bitter gourd.
 I divided them into 2 portions. The one on the right which was lightly fried to be kept for the next day's dinner.
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1st day dinner
 I boiled multi grain rice porridge, Teochew style to eat with the stuffed bitter gourd. The plate on the right was kept next day's dinner.
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2nd day dinner
 Stuffed bitter gourd - light frying to heat up for dinner.
 I took some of the snake long beans to make egg omelette with diced beans.
Dinner without rice. Sambal chili sauce as condiment.
Thankful for these simple home cooked meals.

For everything God made is good,
and we may eat it gladly if we are thankful for it,
and if we ask God to bless it,
for it is made good by the Word of God and prayer.
(1 Timothy 4:4, The Living Bible-TLB)

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Home Grown Snake Beans With Roast Pork And Teochew Porridge For Dinner

Since the beginning of the year until now, the weather has been hot. I tried to avoid going out under the hot sun and stay home most of the time. In the morning, I have to water my plants thoroughly so that they will not dry up. In spite of the hot weather, some of my plants e.g. the hibiscus, are doing very well and they are happily blooming away.
 Multi layer petals yellow hibiscus.
 Harvested a red okra from the garden.
I also cut off 2 dried seed pods to share the seeds with my friends.
 Snake beans freshly harvested.
With these beans, I have no excuse not to cook dinner. I have to think of a simple dinner to cook to avoid sweating in the kitchen.
 Snake beans and red okra cooked with roast pork and garlic.
 Store bought crunchy pickled radish.
 Teochew style multi grain rice porridge.
 Our simple home cooked dinner.
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The following photos taken at the National Museum.
 Bicycle from the Japanese army (1941).
Japanese Samurai Swords
These swords symbolize the chivalry and bravery of Japanese army during the World War II (1941-1945). Every Japanese army officer was provided with a samurai sword. This sword was feared by the locals as it was used for beheading.

Yes, he alone is my Rock, my rescuer, defense, and fortress-
why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come?
(Psalm 62:6, The Living Bible-TLB)

Monday 24 February 2020

A Heavy Breakfast To Satisfy Our Appetite.

It was a weekday. I slept late but woke up early for our early morning walk.
 7:17 am - Plain, with a tinge of pink in the sky.
Hubby wanted to take breakfast at Restoran Tet Shin which we haven't been for a long time. For the past months, we have been having breakfast nearer to home.
Our usual drinks: "Kopi O Kosong" or black coffee without sugar and "Kopi C Kosong" or coffee with evaporate milk without sugar.
Steamed glutinous rice "loh mai kai".
A small packet of nasi lemak
A plate of mee jawa.
Hubby and I had good appetite that morning and we shared the food.

Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him.
With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises.
(Psalm 25:14, The Living Bible-TLB)
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