Time sure flies.. and it’s already one year into blogging. It’s a year of personal growth, lots of joy and some tears, this blog has been a very fulfilling journey for me, something I have not felt in a long time. I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved with this new hobby – be it cooking or photography. Occasionally, mama would ask “Why are you spending so much time with cooking new recipes and taking photos?” Being a typical asian mother that has gone through a hard life, she is always concerned about spending time on activities that does not translate into income generation. Mama, not everything is about money. Continue Reading →
I was choosing some local passion fruits at the fruit stall. One elderly lady came and very quickly piled up her big basket with what looked like 3 kg of passion fruits. My eyes went wide open “Aunty, why you buy so many fruits? to make dessert?” “Oh we eat a lot daily, it’s very good for you” and went on with a long list of benefits – good for the heart, helps constipation, high antioxidant, helps to sleep, etc.
When I was young, we had a mango tree (with 3 other fruit trees) in our first house with huge land space. After we moved to a house with only enough space for 1 tree, my mama chose to plant a guava tree. Yet, we were lucky to be showered with many variety of fruits (including mangoes) from relatives and friends’ garden. Now staying in high rise apartment, how I miss those days.. that’s one of the trade-offs for living in a metropolitan city.
It’s mango season here in Malaysia, you can see mangoes everywhere. With the days getting hotter and mangoes aplenty, what better way to cool down than a cold sweet mango lassi drink. Mango lassi has always been my to-order drink when I go to Indian restaurants and it’s so easy for you to enjoy at home too.
We Malaysians are blessed with abundance of local tropical fruits, especially this time of year (June-August). I usually just eat the fruits as it is. Recently I have this realisation – Why not incorporate the fruits in my cooking and be creative with it.. So this is my first of my many FRUITY post to come..
Papaya is very common in my fruit diet and my mama would bring papaya from my grandparent’s house (they have 2 trees) whenever she visit me. I adapted this recipe from Allrecipes.com – Papaya stuffed with yogurt, raisins, fruits and walnuts. I am glad that I have the ingredients (always have a tub of homemade yoghurt in my fridge) and super easy to whip up – only takes me not more than 5 minutes. I used the fresh fig that I bought recently, actually any soft fruits would also do – like banana. I won’t even call this a recipe because it’s just mix & eat. Continue Reading →