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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Why not grow your own vegetable?



Hi peepers, talk about growing our own vegetable. I did remember last time i posted about some home grown herbs. Today, I got another harvest again, but is about vegetable.

Remember Mochi the bunny rabbit in my previous post? There is a picture of Mochi with the surprise winter melon. That picture was taken in last week, and guess what. The melon grown well and now it is cover with white snowy powder. That means it is ready to be eaten.

Here is how it look when it is ready.
wintermelon 1
A layer of white snowy powder will cover the whole melon. Maybe that is how winter melon get its name.  Yet, be careful when picking the winter melon too. It also got some very tiny hairy prickles that   covered under the white protective powder.

Hope these pictures clear enough to show the tiny points.



You can hold it gently and avoid being hurt by the small prickles.

When I was harvesting the winter melon, to my surprise. There are another 5 more winter melon on the plants. Wow, there can be a great feast of winter melon. Well, I'm not going to eat all of them. I can give it to my neighbours!

Here have some peek of the cute winter melons. Love them!
wintermelon 2 & 3
wintermelon 4

wintermelon 5
So,where is the winter melon that I picked just now?? Here it is!!

My winter melon is big enough for me as it almost as big as my face. :D

Now, time to cook it. First, wash away the white powder layer and the prickles will drop also. Winter melon now will become summer melon because the white skin become green skin. Haha.

Cut it into half and you will get its seeds inside.


Wanna grow another winter melon plant? Easy, just take the seeds and throw it at your backyard. It will grow by itself. Winter melon plant is a very strong surviver. Or if you love your garden to be tidy, just dig a hole where you prefer it to grow and put the seeds inside.

So, today lunch will be winter melon soup. Clean your winter melon then cut it into half. After that cut it into small cube size so it can be cooked easily. Get ready the chicken stew first before putting in the winter melon cube cut. Set it at medium heat to boil the stew then turn it into low heat to slow cook it.

If you got a slow cooker, you can just put everything inside and let it cook for you. I cook it for about 1 hour before serve.

The winter melon hard texture will be soften and you can feel it melt in your mouth when you eat it. I love this kind of slow cooked winter melon that you can feed yourself even when you are sick and unable to eat solid food.

So, why not grow your own vegetable?? It is healthy and save your money too.

Ok, that all for today. Hope you have fun reading my post.
Cya next time.







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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Arigurumi Bunny Rabbit - Mochi (Part 2)

Hi, welcome back to visit Mochi again. So this is the Part 2 where some nice photos had been taken last week and now it is out here to show everyone. Part 1 is simply about where I found Mochi's pattern and a link to her blog and her pattern.

I picked a day for snapping good picture of Mochi where there were enough sunshine got get good picture. I love bringing out my arigurumi doll for outdoor pictures. Their colour contrast with the nature so well.

Let's have some pictures do the story.

I was bringing Mochi to school that day. Mochi was kinda excited..Haha..Let's snap a picture first before heading off. 

Mochi picked a seat just in front of the front mirror of my car, so he can get all the view he want. *Sorry the front mirror of my car was kinda dirty that day* 

This is Mochi sitting on my office desk. Mochi is kinda small, he is smaller than my candy can. But, Mochi can sit by himself. See, because he got a bunny bob tail and that support him to sit properly.

Oh, what a cute little bob tail.

Then, I decided to let Mochi outdoor to get mixed with the sun, flowers and plant. See how the yellow flowers contrast with Mochi so well. I like this picture very much.

Mochi on the branches among the bushes. I like how Mochi looked so relax sitting there. I wish I can shrink into his size and sit there together with Mochi.

This one is nice too. I put this picture at the top as header for this topic. Mochi is totally stand out in this picture.

After school, we had some walk at my back yard. Suprisingly, we found a melon growing without our notice. Hope it turn out big and nice for my soup later..Yeah!

Sunset..

Mochi going back into my room and chill with his friend Pegu.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a nice day and hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Arigurumi Bunny Rabbit - Mochi (Part 1)

So,what is my mini project? By the small little foot I posted in my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I guess it is hard to actually guess what is it. Here is the sneak-peek that I posted that day.



Lousy tipper I am, me myself cannot guess what is it. Haha..Anyway, it is done by now and I am posting it out then.

By the way, hello all peepers who drop by and have a look at my Mochi.  
Mochi The Bunny Rabbit is actually designed and pattern written by Amy in Little Muggles. I was blog-walking that day and found this cute little rabbit. Although my craft is not so cute compare to the original product, but I believe every crochet arigurumi has its own identity. So, carry on, I will make it into a key-chain and chain it to my travelling bag. Mochi will go everywhere I go.
This is the PDF that I download from Little Muggles, it is so neat and colourful. It makes me can't wait to second to pick up my crochet needle and start crochet straight away.


I started with it head and attached the ears. Is funny that my bunny head is kinda sharp and look like a bun head here. I thought adding up the ears will make it look better. Its seem like bunny bun head look. Hahaha...


Then I continued with it body. It is not tricky to have half body white and half pink. Just change yarn colour in the middle of crochet. But, yes, at first will be a bit hard to change yarn if you are not use to it. Well, practice make perfect, right?


Then finish up its arms and legs and also don't forget it tiny tail too. Sewing the small tiny arms, legs and tail to the body is not easy. There were few times that I almost poke myself. Better be careful when sewing it. About the eyes, I don't really know where to find the round safety eyes for small toys. Never seen it else where here, so i just sew 2 black dots as bunny eyes. Then give him a smily mouth. 

Mochi in the pattern picture has a bow ribbon around its neck. Staring at my Mochi, I think I should find him a nice ribbon too. A pink ribbon maybe, haha. Mochi looks naked without a ribbon cover its neck. Haha..


Here is the back of naked Mochi. 


Tomorrow, after getting him a ribbon, Mochi will having another photo shoot session for my blog. I can't wait for Mochi to get its ribbon and having fun taking pictures of him.

Thanks for reading. Stay tune for the Part 2 where fun begin.
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Cya~!!



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