Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Author: Kar-Ling

Kuih Bakar (Malaysian Burn cake)

Kuih Bakar (Malaysian Burn cake)

This is a recipe on how to make kuih bakar (Malaysian Burn cake) at home. Most classic Malaysian cakes are coconut milk based and are called kuih as their taste is quite distinctive as oppose to cake. It is a national dessert serve during tea […]

Fabric dyeing with Logwood.

Fabric dyeing with Logwood.

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with Logwood. Logwood produces violets, greys, and blacks. Logwood’s scientific name Haematoxylon compechianum comes from the heartwood of the logwood tree. Logwood tree is grown in the forest of Central America. It is cheap to buy from […]

How to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo

How to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo

Here is a blog post on how to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo. Recently I have been growing Japanese indigo at home. The purpose is just solely for fabric dyeing. Japanese indigo has been around for centuries. Japanese indigo is also known as Pesticaria […]

Malaysian Sri muka kuih

Malaysian Sri muka kuih

This is a blog post on making Malaysian Sri Muka kuih recipe. Sri muka is quite a popular recipe that most Malaysian love. It goes well with a nice cup of tea during tea time. it is available in most we call it kuih stalls […]

Growing and harvesting purple Vitelotte potatoes

Growing and harvesting purple Vitelotte potatoes

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting purple potatoes. Yes, purple potato, it is unusual then again I am one of those that love to try them. As I love to experiment with flavors and try new things. I got to know about […]

Chickpea and udon noodle stir fry

Chickpea and udon noodle stir fry

This is a blog post on cooking chickpea and udon noodle stir fry. I love cooking stir-fries as it is quick and easy to cook and best of all it is healthy. I use udon noodles as it is widely available. The ready to cook […]

How to sew tailored trousers at home

How to sew tailored trousers at home

This is a blog post on how to sew tailored trousers at home. Trousers also known as pants in different parts of the world are the sewing staples in one’s wardrobe. I have recently made a few tailored trousers at home. Tailored trousers are different […]