A friend gave this plant a month or two before I was struck with morning sickness. She said it’s a herbs that could be used in cooking. Later I found out that this is aromatic basil or daun kemangi (known among Malays). I usually find these leaves to be used in Thai dishes and couldn’t really eat them for the strong flavor and taste.
However since the plant is growing really well despite the lack of care since July, I decided to prune the stalks and change the position of the pot to a sunny spot.
I actually love the purple and white flower that this aromatic basil has. I’m not sure what’s the best way to propagate it but I would like to have a few more pots of these kemangi plant in my garden.
Updated: After further reading, this plant is known as Thai basil. Daun Kemangi is actually lemon basil. There are many varieties of basil, the one used in pesto is known as Sweet Basil with green big leaves.
I have started my edible garden but nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing the flowers bloom.
Like today, it has been raining non stop since morning. Some states like Pahang even get flood problem. I was out in the garden when I see that this pot of rose of mine has bloomed.
Wonderful, isn’t it..the power of Allah’s creation
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Same as the first pregnancy, I have this tendency to try new recipes at home. I told Hubby that I want to make Roti John at home when we bought groceries at Tesco last night. It turned out that the recipe is quite simple.
You just have to fry the minced chicken or beef with some onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder. I always have blended paste of onion, garlic and ginger in the fridge so it was not a hassle at all. Then if you like daun bawang or daun sup, you can chop them finely and put in the fried minced meat. Add seasoning like black or white pepper and salt.
Take out the cooked meat. Put a bit of butter in the non stick pan, put the minced meat the size of the bread. Pour the egg which you must beat earlier. Put the bread on top of the egg. Wait till the egg turn brown and flip the bread.
Garnish your Roti John with any condiment you like. My favorite will be chili sauce and mayonaise. Add on vegetable like butterhead lettuce, thin slices of cucumber and tomato. Eat your bread hot.
Last year I was all into rose gardening. I have about 30 different type of roses in my garden. Gradually some died and I was left with 15-20 pots. But after 4 months of pregnancy sickness, only 3 pots survive..huhu!
But the good thing is all the pandan plants given by a friend live well. At the moment I have 3 big pandan plants which I plan to use during my confinement.
I think for 2014, I’m going to stop planting new flowering plants (unless it has some medicinal value). My gardening plan for next year is to plant more edible plants, vegetables or herbs.