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.

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How to extract blue dye from woad

How to extract blue dye from woad

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 […]

Assam Laksa (Malaysian fish soup noodle)

Assam Laksa (Malaysian fish soup noodle)

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 […]

Chinese pork and prawn dumplings

Chinese pork and prawn dumplings

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 […]

How to sew an open-ended zip

How to sew an open-ended zip

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 […]

Foraging / finding for shepherd’s purse

Foraging / finding for shepherd’s purse

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 […]

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

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 […]

Chinese spicy hotpot home cook recipe

Chinese spicy hotpot home cook recipe

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 […]