Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to sprout wheat grass

Sprouting wheat grass.

First you need to purchase some wheat seeds  also known as wheat berries. You can get them from any organic shop. I got mine from BMS for RM 11.00 for a pack of 1kg

Soak the berries in water for 2-3 hours. After that, drain the water and place it in a
cool and dark area. You may cover the seeds with a wet cloth or newspaper to keep it moist.
It takes about 2-3 days for the seeds to germinate so while waiting please remember to rinse the seeds
once a day .
After a few days, the seeds will start to grow roots and is ready to be transferred to a growing tray
Prepare a container or a sprout tray. I  just use a rectangular plastic lunch box (make sure the container or tray has holes at the bottom for drainage), Fill tray with soil or compost

Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil and water it.
After a few days, you will be able to see young sprouts beginning to grow. Continue to water once a day

When the wheat grass grows to about 6 - 7 inches,(or reaches a jointing stage) it is ready to be harvest .

Monday, August 18, 2014

Greens from our Garden

Greens from our garden...or should I say from our balcony! Since we live in a condominium
and there is no garden we grow our greens in pots.

Mint leaves


Rosemary. Right now its a little stunted and doesn't seem to be growing well

Wheat grass. Its great juicing  and  they are east to grow

Aloe Vera .We have loads of them here. The Aloe Vera plant has a lot of benefits. The clear gel from inside the leaves is good for healing and soothing and cuts and burns.

Chia seed sprouts. In case you are unfamiliar with 'chia' seeds. They are native to South America and are 
actually seeds from a flowering plant in the mint family. A great source of fiber, high in omega 3, antioxidant 
and minerals. The sprouts are easy to grow and I usually throw them in my salads and sandwiches
Money plant cascading the wall.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Serendah Falls

First day of Hari Raya (28/7/14) and we are off to Serendah to look for the waterfall. Since it was our first time, we relied on waze. It got us to Kampung Dato Harun and from there, we sort of bumped around, drove through an orang asli village before arriving at the  falls.

The main fall.

Nothing like a nice cool dip especially on a hot and hazy day.


Lunch! KFC with no spoons so we got creative.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I can't remember when was the last time we went to Penang but it was probably 6 or 7 years ago. So it was nice to  bring the family for a visit again. This time we entered Penang via the new bridge  which was really long (24km)  and best of all no traffic!

Sultah Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge

Our apartment - Luxfort Apartment Suite. Next  to Island Plaza, Tanjung Bungah.

Kek Lok Si Temple - The temple sits majestically at the hills of Ayer Itam.  One of the 'must see' places
   when visiting Penang. 

 The bronze 'Kuan Yin' Goddess Of Mercy Statue. It stands 30.2 m 
 Mum and Rachel. In the background is The main pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas

For RM1.00, you can write your wishes on a wishing ribbon and place it on the tree

View from the top

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple on Temple Street

And across the road from the Burmese temple is the Thai Buddhist temple. Not to confuse the two the Thai Buddhist temple houses a 180 foot gold plated statue of the  reclining Buddha.

Fort Cornwallis

Statue of Francis Light

Penang 3D gallery. This is 3 dimensional mural art gallery at Behn Meyer Building, Weld Quay in George Town. An interesting and fun place to have your photos taken.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Taman Pertanian, Bukit Chaya

Our sunday outing to Taman Pertanian ( Agricultural park), Bukit Cahaya. Located in Shah Alam. We arrived at at 10.30am and the place was already swarmed with people. Entrance fee is RM 3 for adults and RM1 for children. My first impression of this place is huge. There are so many gardens within the park. Unfortunately, we were not able to explore every part of it. The best way to get around is either by taking the  bus or renting a bicycle. If you are up to burning a few calories,  the bicycle would be the best way otherwise ,you can hitch a ride with the bus if you don't mind waiting. Sensible walking shoes and insect repellent will make your visit alot more comfortable.

A small fishery. Lots of 'koi ' fish here.
The lookout tower at the mushroom garden. More like huge tree house. The view  from the top tower is nice. However, not a single mushroom in sight.
Inside the four season temperate house. Beutiful garden with lovely flowers.
Have bicycles will travel!