Lately, I feel lethargic and have been having numbness on my right hand at night. The numbness on the hand could be due to poor blood circulation and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I used to suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after the birth of my first […]
Month: October 2010
I thought Alycia was spared from the bout of purging and high fever that had hit Sherilyn and Cassandra but she too was bitten by the vicious bug yesterday. When Alycia came back from tuition yesterday, she looked tired, listless and down. She was also throwing a tantrum. She then went into her bedroom and slept on the floor until 7pm. During dinner, she could not even eat half the bowl of porridge. I touched her body and it was burning hot. Took her temperature and it read 38.2 degrees Celsius. Alycia displayed all the similar symptoms as Sherilyn and Cassandra – purging, stomach ache, lethargic and high fever. All 3 kiddos poo poo throughout the night – Sherilyn twice, Alycia once and Cassandra once. Alycia puked once too this morning. Today, both the older girls are skipping school to rest at home. I hope all these purging episodes will come to an end SOON. I am so tired washing pooped out bottoms every hour of the day!
I used to sell handbags in my blogshop. But I stopped getting the handbags from the supplier when I realized that the quality wasn’t superb. Well, maybe I am just too pernickety when it comes to quality. I should try to source for handbags with […]
My mil brought home a small jar of truffle butter from Hong Kong recently. I have never eaten truffle butter or heard of the name before. Yes, I have heard of truffles as in chocolate or cake but not truffle butter. I’ll bet you have not heard of truffle butter too. It is very expensive and is considered a gourmet delicacy.
Truffles are wild mushrooms. They are round, warty, irregular in shape and vary from the size of a walnut to that of a man’s fist. The season for most truffles falls between September and May. Since the times of the Greeks and Romans these fungi have been used in Europe as delicacies, as aphrodisiacs, and as medicines. They are among the most expensive of the world’s natural foods, often commanding as much as $250 to $450 per pound!!
Truffles are very expensive as they are very difficult to harvest. Truffles are harvested in Europe with the aid of female pigs or truffle dogs, which are able to detect the strong smell of mature truffles underneath the surface of the ground. The female pig becomes excited when she sniffs a chemical that is similar to the male swine sex attractant. The use of pigs is risky, though, because of their natural tendency to eat any remotely edible thing. For this reason, dogs have been trained to dig into the ground wherever they find these odors, and they willingly exchange their truffle for a piece of bread and a pat on the head. Not a bad trade for the truffle hunter! Some truffle merchants dig for their prizes themselves when they see truffle flies hovering around the base of a tree. Once discovered, truffles can be collected in subsequent years at the same site.
My breakfast – a slice of wholemeal walnut bread. Half a slice with kaya and half a slice with truffle butter.
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Whenever I want to whip up something that’s fast, fuss-free, nutritious and does not require using the wok, I will cook a pot of porridge. Our favorite porridge is roasted pork ribs porridge. Sometimes I will toss in some sweet potatoes into the porridge. The […]
If only the good Lord would grant me 2 additional hours in a day just for a week, I would use the 2 hours to do nothing but SLEEP! I get only 5-6 hours of sleep everyday and feel sleepy all the time. They say that if you lack sleep, your complexion looks lackluster and will be prone to acne outbreaks too. Thank God, my complexion is still flawless and I don’t need any acne cream. In fact, I hardly ever rely on acne creams. All I need is a good workout session every morning to sweat out all the toxins from my body!