Today is the 3rd Day of this trial and i’m ABSOLUTELY LOving it! I get to experiment with the past and present recipes and introducing them together with Hashima (Snow Jelly) as the key ingredient. Hashima is a neutral tasting ingredient thus it made most of my experiments so effortless! In fact today’s recipe is by far the one i enjoy best in terms of taste! Imagine slurping down the snow jelly with a soaked in apple flavour and fragrance…=P
Well, my friend asked me what i hope to achieve out of this 14 days trial. I guess it is a challenge to myself to churn out 14 different easy to prepare recipes and f.y.i. keeping to a regime has never been my forte. To maintain this for FOURTEEN DAYS??! I guess the cheap thrills are worth the effort!!
Besides the postings, the main motivation of working in the weekend must be the thought that everywhere else in the city must be really crowded and noisy. To be absolutely honest, being in the farm is my solace. Although today is actually the busiest day of the week for us at the farm but i actually do look forward to it; Simply because tmr’s OFF day!
1. Add 1 apple cut into cubes, red dates, 2 gms of soaked snow jelly, rock sugar and 1.5 cups of water into a small pot.
2. Put to a boil and continue cooking for 15 mins until an apple aroma is detected.
3. Serve warm or cold!ENJOY!!=)
It’s only the 2nd day of my trial and i have 2 friends warning me about the cooling effects of Snow Jelly. i don’t know when the cough or ‘liang’ effect will hit me but if thats the only side effects i have to pay for a luminous, poreless, radiated skin.. without the eyebags.. i’m all ready for it…
Yes.. though i live in the farmlands, vanity persists out here too.
When i was doing the usual grocery shopping, i thought of the recipe ( i will share at the end of this post) which a beautiful HIGH flier real estate friend introduced. That is my dose of Snow Jelly on this 2nd day.
Did i also mentioned that i had a terrible back strain yesterday? I realised that straining the back can happen to anybody at any ages!*Please note that this is not spoken on a defensive tone* Good thing was after 3 application of the tiger balm patch, the pain wasn’t so acute anymore though. Am really praying hard for full recovery FAST… i wana get back on the TRACK. Literally.
Just as i thought that i could spend half a day resting by staying attached on my chair, 2 bus loads of church goers stopped & alighted at the Farm. There was absolutely no notice sent to us and obviously we were caught with limited manpower and preparation for these 90 people. Everyone was going for the free snow jelly sampling and the organiser started helping himself to the sampling pot and dishing out the sampling cups to the rest of the bus load.
Wow.. WELCOME TO THE FARM & PLEASE MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME!!!
Oh well, those of you, snow jelly lovers out there, you have to try this very simple recipe.
150ml Cold Fresh Milk
4 tbsp soaked Snow Jelly
1 tsp osmanthus flowers
Put these together in a cup, stir well and serve cold! You will feel your skin gleaming after this serving of snow jelly milk! Enjoy!=)
This blog started a couple of days ago. The idea was spurred by a fren who has many auntie colleagues who blog about their recipes, shop from other people’s blogs and the so many other people i know who will spend weekends reading people’s blogs and facebook updates.
As far as froggy guide and me are concerned, the lives we lead working (& living in my circumstances) is a far cry out there from most of you out there. We hope to document our daily activities and thoughts most coherently and vividly through this channel to you.
Oh well, i am going to start with a personal testimonial of a 14days of consuming our farm’s speciality Royal Snow Jelly. I will share this recipe with you at the end of the blog. I actually intentionally soak ~20 gms portion of our specially selected dried snow jelly (u.p. $16.50) it is indeed heartening to know that this portion serves up a good 14 portions (~200ml each portion) for my little experiment.
Why am i doing this experiment? Besides the constant reminder that 30 is not far away, it’s also the encouragement from a MONDAY FRIEND who had ever tried a brand of collagen essence and her colleagues could see the difference of her skin condition. OK WE will see at the end of this Trial!!
Recipe (Serves 14 bowls):
1. Soak 20gms of snow jelly overnight.
2. Smash up soaked snow jelly using a fork & drain out excess water.
3. In a separate pot, add in 2.5L fresh water, 250 gms of rock sugar, slices of po seng, red dates, wolfberry.
4. Boil for as long as 45 mins using low heat.
5. Serve warm or cold according to preference.
Tips! You may chill the remaining Royal snow Jelly in the fridge and eat it over the week!
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to document a journey.
But also, it is because of this interesting place an job that it is worth recording:)
There is no greater joy than being a ‘froggy-guide’ when the kids visit the farm!
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