Saturday, 7 June 2014

Lil taste in carbs

Okay so, I had a lil experiment myself tonight (which is morning in the west side). The doctors said that long term of protein (meat) and fiber (veggies) is not good for the kidney even though it is good for the weight. I am not suggesting you guys to do protein and fiber all the way just to get that "weight". What I am saying is that you need carbs as well to get your energy for the day.

I am an Asian and considered to be stereo typically can't go without carbs which is in the rice I can go without for a very long time and fine with it. And I recently am going back to eating my carbs and I have a problem. I don't really like eating rice unless I am REALLY hungry. Which means that most of the time I have my meal I am not that hungry. Just need to fill up my stomach for energy.

So! To my point and why I posted this.

I was steaming my rice (cause I don't cook it in a big portion that is when you use a rice cooker for that), I decided that plain o' rice is getting boring. So I took out some rosemary and thyme and sprinkle it on top of the water (which is supposed to be at least half the tip of your fore finger). I left it for about 15 minutes (which depends on the proportion that you have) and voila.

Although the herbs are like stuck together into one blob on the rice, and I'm kinda a perfectionist in arts, but it's fine with me. It tasted rather like you are eating the smell of the herbs instead of eating it, that's cause my herbs are not enough.

I would have used basil or bay leaf instead if I still had them but they run out. So yeah, give it a try. Maybe the first time you would instantly fall in love with it or maybe you won't which also takes time cause trial and error makes perfect sometimes.

Give it a try. Maybe you'll find other herbs that works with rice better than I do. Oh and not to mention, herbs meaning that herbs you have, herbs you are willing to give a try or herbs that you like.

So yeah.

Kindest Regards,

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

I have a snail.

Yes, a snail. Like a snail snail.

I found it on the floor of my living room today. I can't pick it (cause you know snail can be male and female, IF I am not wrong) and it's practically so dry to the sense that the snail can't really move very easily. But my floor tiles are smooth so it is easier for it to move.

And I was watching it cause it kinda like don't do much at all when I placed it in a small container as it's home, it likes to move around a lot. It kept crawling around the container and out of the container. There was a drop of water on the outside and he suck it up. For a moment I thought snails don't drink  water. Well, illusion broken. So I thought 'hey, maybe it is very thirsty that's why it came in to ask for water to drink'. Yeah, that's me and my imagination.

So I got it a small cup of water, and it submerged itself into the water. I told it not to get it there and it just did. It's eyes were closing and opening inside the water. That moment I thought if snail's eyes are sensitive as us. Like their eyes can't be in contact of water as well. But maybe that's just this species. Maybe. Then it got out of the water and it's all slimy again. I guess he went in to get literally hydrated.

I call it "niu-niu" while "niu" actually means cow in Chinese. The reason I called it "niu-niu" (or 牛牛) in Chinese is because in Chinese snail is called 蜗牛。(wo-niu) And I don't know if it is a guy or a girl or both so yeah. Niu-Niu it is as I supposed.

He slept at the outside of the container. Just hangin' there and sleepin'. I wanted to put it inside the container to sleep but it resisted. It was actually stuck there (in my point of view) but then I realized he just wanted to hang there and sleep.

Well, cheerios! Niu-Niu is still sleeping. Shhh...

kindest Regards,