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

Growing and harvesting Persicaria tinctoria

Growing and harvesting Persicaria tinctoria

This blog post is about growing and harvesting Persicaria tinctoria. I bought some dye plants online in Italy while I was on holiday last year. The reason for this is that I couldn’t get hold of the seeds or cuttings online in the UK. If […]

Loofah egg and pancetta stir fry

Loofah egg and pancetta stir fry

This blog post is about a recipe on loofah, egg, and pancetta stir fry. Lufa or also called loofah yes the same ones that you use as a sponge when it’s young it is edible. It is available to buy in decent Asian grocers or […]

Growing and Harvesting Madder root

Growing and Harvesting Madder root

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting madder root. Madder is an old ancient natural dye. it is also known with its Latin name as Rubia tinctorum. The color mainly comes from its root. I have recently looked into natural dyeing in more […]

Yoghurt and strawberry slices home made

Yoghurt and strawberry slices home made

This is a blog on making yoghurt and strawberry slices home made. These slices are great as a small bit or canape in a party or as a dessert home. The yogurt chantilly gives a light feeling/ taste to the slice. It is then a […]

Growing and harvesting perilla leaves

Growing and harvesting perilla leaves

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting perilla leaves. Perilla also is known as the Japanese beefsteak plant or Perilla frutescens. It is grown as a bedding plant in the UK. But not many know that this plant is edible. It is sold […]

Salted Egg Custard Bun – homemade

Salted Egg Custard Bun – homemade

This is a blog post on how to make salted egg custard bun at home It is also known as Liu Sha Bao 黃金流沙包 (Golden Sandbag) or Molten Lava Bun. As in many different types of bao, it is characterized by it’s oozing yellow liquid […]

Growing and Harvesting Chop suey Greens

Growing and Harvesting Chop suey Greens

This blog post is on growing and harvesting chop suey greens. Also known as Chopsuey Greens Shungiku or Chrysanthemum coronarium or Garland chrysanthemum. A family of chrysanthemum the flowers of these greens do resemble them. Chop suey greens are easy to grow leafy greens that […]