It’s been raining non stop in Sydney, so one of the top priorities has been to stay dry and not catch that awful gut-spilling cough that I am so susceptible to.
Postcard from Singapore
One of the highlights of last week was receiving this beautiful parcel from Damyanti for winning a giveaway hosted on her blog. You can imagine my delight!! 😀 Along with the book, she also sent me this lovely postcard with a handwritten message. I absolutely love receiving postcards and this one made me smile even more. Thank you so much Damyanti. I am so happy to receive this … started reading already.
I didn’t realize I was growing Long Chillis until they started flowering. The plant grew quite tall and when the first chilli was ready to be plucked, I was surprised by how long it had grown. I made some really nice Mirchi Bhajji out of these 😀
My Garden Greens 😀
Teishoku is a Japanese set meal, served with Rice, Miso soup and an assortment of vegetables and fish. Since I don’t eat animal meat anymore, I chose a dish with fish and exchanged my chicken piece for a piece of Broccoli 😛 This set consists of rice covered with fish eggs, tofu and mushroom, on the sides you can see three slices of Sashimi served with seaweed and Wasabi, then there’s a tray with potato mash, broccoli, fried tofu, spring roll and crab meat. I also ordered Genmaicha green tea to go with this delicious meal.
Yesterday we drove to Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, one of my favorite places outside Sydney, and rang the Gratitude Bell. It was raining on and off and we even got drenched while walking up the hill. But I have been wanting to ring it for a long time now and was feeling extraordinarily thankful for all the things happening around me 🙂
I took out my water colors and brush this week to try something new. Somehow I feel watercoloring is tough, it’s so difficult to get the shades the right. I am in awe of everyone who can mix these colors and paint delicate patterns and designs.
How was your week? Did you do anything new?