Sunday, January 17, 2016

新鮮羅漢果 你試過未? Fresh Lohan Frui

一到秋天,若果你留心,街市有不少特別的蔬菜或生果供應。今天我就看到新鲜羅漢果!急不及待買了兩個來煲羅漢果茶。 乾的羅漢果隨處買到,但是新鲜的就只在10至11月才會出現。
怎樣泡製羅漢果茶? 方法十分之簡單,跟乾的做法一樣。 首先用清水洗浄羅漢果, 再用刀切開果實, 連肉放入滾水煲20分鐘即可飲用! 因為羅漢果十分甜,所以兩個已經可以炮製一大樽羅漢果茶!而用新鮮羅漢果所製作出來的味道清甜、天然,跟乾的截然不同!小朋友一定很喜歡!
Lohan fruit is in season now! Autumn is a great season at the wet market. You can find lots of interesting fruits and vegetables, the Lohan fruit being one. It's available all year around, but it's the dried type and not the fresh ones. The fresh ones are only available for about 2 months and so when I saw this at the market, I got two of these and to make fresh Lohan tea.
How do you make it? It's just like making the dried type. Wash the fruit and then break it open. Put the whole fruit with the seeds into a pot of boiling water and boil for 20 minutes. It's a relatively sweet fruit, so 2 fruits can make a big jar for the whole family. It's taste is entirely different than the dried type, refreshing and sweet.... something kids will love for sure!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

魔法 Lunch Note

一到九月, 很多媽咪都會很忙碌地安排子女在學校的午餐,希望小朋友在學校都能吃得健康有營。
我們會放很多心思在食物、保暖盒上,又擔心種種不同的問題, 例如分量夠不夠,食物會不會很快冷卻……
而我,除了飯盒,每天都會給Leeanne一個lunch note。我什麽都為會寫:功課、天氣、playdate …… 想到什麼就寫什麼。所以,每天Leeanne一打開食物盒時,不一定最想看看今天吃什麼,而是先讀媽咪給她的lunch note! 這樣在午餐加添一些色彩,可能把平日沉悶的午飯程序變成小孩子在學校最渴望的時刻!

We often focus on the quality of the lunch for our kids and try to make it as nutritious as possible when we pack our little ones their lunches. Kids usually don't care what their lunch is, only wishing their lunches consisted of fries, chips and candy. Each day, after lunch is made and packed, I include a short note to Leeanne. It may be about today's lunch, the weather or silly things. It may be short or long, but reading is the first thing she does before digging into her lunch and something she enjoys and considers as part of her lunch. So instead of just focussing on the lunch itself, maybe a lunch note can turn lunch into one of the most looked forward meal of the day!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sunny side eggs

但我其實一向不大喜歡太陽蛋,因為蛋黃周邊的蛋白很多時是生的。那麼怎能使蛋白熟,而又保持到太陽蛋半生熟的狀態呢?辦法很簡單,只需要於蛋上鑊後, 灑幾滴水在蛋上, 再蓋上蓋大約一分鐘,周邊的蛋白就會熟了!
Sunny side up eggs are really easy to make. All you need is a teflon pan. But I'm not a big fan of sunny side up eggs as I don't like the raw egg white around the yolk.
So how can you cook the white around the yolk? Very easy- after you pour the egg into the pan, just splash a few drops of water onto the egg and use a lid to cover pan for a minute or two. The steam from the water will cook the whites around the egg yolks!