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This is a blog post on how to extract blue dye from woad plants. Once one knows how to extract blue dye from woad you will be able to use for fabric dyeing. Not too long ago I wrote a blog post on how to […]
This is a bog post on making Assam laksa (Malaysian fish soup noodle) at home. Assam laksa which means soup noodles is a fish soup noodle that has got strong flavors. In order to make these strong flavors and to balance them a few key […]
This is a blog post on making Chinese pork and prawn dumplings at home. Dumplings are like ravioli equivalent. Except that the filling is slightly different and there is no cheese at all. It’s also kid friendly and one can hide lots of greens in […]
This is a blog post on how to sew an open-ended zip. Open-ended zip is a zip that opens all the way out till it comes apart in two pieces. Like all things sewing the more detail the task is the more precision, it requires […]
This is a blog post on foraging / finding for shepherd’s purse. Recently over the last months, I have some fascination with shepherd’s purse. Shepherds purse the Latin name called Capsella bursa-pastoris as it’s seed resembles the purse of a shepherd. Here is more information […]
This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with pomegranate. Pomegranate is a fruit that is grown the tropics that are now easily available to buy in supermarkets. I have bought mine online from Waitrose grocery supermarket. Only the rinds yield the dye colors, not […]
This is blog post on making Chinese spicy hotpot (麻辣火锅 málà hǔoguō）home cook recipe. It originates from Sichuan province in China. I just find the flavors are just perfect as a winter warmer. Especially when one just needs a bit of warmth and spice in […]