Miss Jen’s Secret Garden of Vegetable and Herbs

She gets super excited about growing her own vegetables and greens that she always runs off to Bunnings and buys seedlings and little plants to grow…probably her biggest proud and joy is her cherry tomatoes which she names. Yes she NAMES them, Tom and Tam. She’s persistent that the names are gender driven.

Why? Tom [left] is slightly taller and narrow build while Tam [right] grows wider and produces more fruit. Does anyone agree?

Unfortunately earlier this year the sun was too strong and they withered away…so here’s her next batch…Tom and Tam 2.0.

Look at the concentration in watering those tomatoes…any wrong move and these tomatoes might have the same fate as the previous…

Not satisfied with just cherry tomatoes, a bit of chilli and corriander is worth a shot…


With a bit of love and hypnotism, she may be able to pull this off…

I’ll have to update the progress on my Facebook Page…GOODLUCK!!!…

Whilst Miss Jen was gardening…I found myself mezmerized by the beautiful plants and scenery in the backyard…I thought i’d share a little bit of it here too…

I Get It Mum…It’s Christmas!

It’s almost Christmas and my mum goes over board with the decorations …here’s a little snippet of what she’s like…

Self made bows for the Christmas tree…made by Miss Jen and my mother (great bonding time)…

Dining table decor…

some reindeer here and there…

And my personal favourite…baubles hanging from the light fixtures…

Oh mothers. They do strange things to create great entertainment, work extremely hard and love endlessly. My mumma works tirelessly throughout the 7 day week in addition to studying too. She enjoys cooking but with her hectic schedule, my sister, dad and I have taken on a cooking rotation and with this, a competitive nature is formed in the kitchen, especially on Sundays.

So what was on the burner by this lil’ learner this Sunday? To find out click here

Lesson/Tip – Bamboo Steamer and Wok Ring

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November 9, 2010

| Lesson/Tip – Bamboo Steamer and Wok Ring

Steamed dumplings are best cooked in a bamboo steamer. I learnt a new valuable tip when using the bamboo steamer in a wok. If your 1. wok is quite wide and large and your 2. bamboo steamer sits fairly close to the bottom of the wok, then there won’t be enough water for the steam to rise into the bamboo steamer. So what you need is this little contraption called a 3. wok ring. 4. You place the wok ring in the wok and place your bamboo steamer on top of the wok ring. What this does is keep your bamboo steamer high enough to have water sit underneath it to boil and the wok ring has holes on the side for water to come in and out of, making it perfect match for your wok and bamboo steamer.

You place the wok ring in the wok and place your bamboo steamer on top of the wok ring.