Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2014 Blog Giveaway #1 by Lin Handmade Greetings Card

Lin Handmade Greetings Card (LHGC) is organising an amazing give away stuff. Feel free to visit her wonderful blog at 2014 Blog Giveaway #1 by Lin Handmade Greetings Card
Her work was really amazing. Grab a chance to win her give away stuff. You could be the lucky winner :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Seaweed Jelly

Recently I made jelly out of dried seaweed. The processed was easy and fast. I used 100 grams of the dried seaweed. In fact you can create any recipe using the dried seaweed such as salad, cocktail, soup and many more. It's fun to experiment and create recipes using this nutritional ingredients.

This is how I make my Seaweed Jelly.
100 grams green dried seaweed.
If you can see on this picture the white elements actually is salt.
The longer you keep more fine salt will appear.

Wash the seaweed to remove residues.
Soak the seaweed for about 2 to 4 hours.
I don't recommend to soak overnight as it'll loss its nutrients.
Blend it.
You can also boil the seaweed directly but it'll take longer to dissolve.
And thinking of the nutrients which unable to sustain heat.

Boil water; Once water is boiled pour the seaweed in.
Stir well, let it boil for 10 - 15 minutes.
You can add any flavour as desired. You can also mix with fruits.
In my case I leave it bland; just added some cloves (Health benefits of clove) to get rid of the fishy smell.

Pour in a container; let it cool.
Refrigerate it. Nice to eat when its cold.
You can consume directly or mix with honey or anything you like.
I also set aside some portion for facial mask.
You might be interested to try & have your own made mask.

Have a pleasant day!
Dried seaweed for sale:
Dried Green Seaweed (100 grams) - RM8.00
Dried Red/Purple Seaweed (100 grams) - RM8.00

For enquiry, please email to

Seaweed (Eucheuma Cottonii) and Its Benefits

Seaweed one of the important marine living resources could be termed as the futuristically promising plants. These plants have been a source of food, feed and medicine in the orient as well as in the west since ancient times. Scientifically known as Eucheuma Cottonii is an edible species of Pacific red seaweed obtained from Malaysian North Borneo water; are typically found below the low tide mark to the upper subtidal zone of a reef, growing on sand to rocky seafloor areas along a coral reef, whether water movement is slow to moderate. Eucheuma or in a layman term seaweed is also called Sea Bird's Nest.

Seaweeds are classified into three divisions, Rhodophyta (red algae), Chlorophyta (green algae) and Phaeophyta (brown algae). Seaweed is a a good source of nutrients; aside from being a good source of minerals it is also a good source of amino acids. These plants have all minerals which are available in the food humans eat. They are rich in minerals like iron, B-vitamin folate, magnesium, calcium and many others. The seaweeds are used by some people in the preparation of soup, side dishes and even salads.

Consuming seaweed helps in weight management. The seaweed is a good food to take when you want to take control of your weight. This is because the seaweed has only up to 20 calories per serving and has no fat. Therefore there will be no fat deposition. It is also high in fiber. This is a good factor as it will prevent eating junk and snacking.

Seaweed can be a good substitute for salt, which could be used in processed foods and also snacks instead of salt. Its advantages because it helps reduce the chances of someone developing high blood pressure.

Seaweed is believed to balance blood sugar. It has fiber which is soluble and hence can slow down the rate of digestion and absorption. This will help balance the blood sugar.The soluble fiber found in seaweed is good for digestion. Fiber prevents constipation and facilitates in effective bowels movements.

Dried Seaweed

Fruit Cocktail with Eucheuma Cottonii (Seaweed)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

'Get Well Soon' Handmade Card

It's been sometime since my last post. I went back to hometown for holiday but that was 2 weeks ago. I had a great time back home; meeting loved ones and attended few functions. It was a relaxing holiday and food hunting was on top of my list especially for Sabah's local food. Even though holiday is over, I have not been posting any on my page. Now, it's time to get back on my feet.

This is a 'Get Well Soon' card ordered by my cousin. It's for her friend who was recovering from a car accident. Understand that her condition is quite serious; Prayers to her & hope she'll recover soon.
For this card I used the paper I made earlier (Coloured Homemade Paper). Created a tag which can be functioned as a bookmark. For the tag, I embellished with ribbon, buttons and flower on it.
The card I kept it simple by creating a pocket from Japanese paper. It is simple and easy to make; You can try it yourself too. Happy crafting.

Stitched the buttons on the paper. 
For neater finishing, added a layer of paper at the back.
A completed tag which can be used as a bookmark.
Embellished with skeleton ribbon, buttons and flower.
Created a pocket using Japanese paper to insert the tag.
Added rosette and used 3D creation glue for the wording.
Finally, its done.
Ready to meet the owner.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wordless Wednesday #5

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not. 
~George Bernard Shaw~


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