Ikat Perut? Pilihan Menu Super Murah, Sedap Dan Berkhasiat

Sediakan payung sebelum hujan. Berjimatlah agar kita dapat bertahan dalam menangani kesan kejatuhan ekonomi dunia yang drastik akibat wabak Covid-19.

Ramai yang sudah dan bakal hilang punca pendapatan, terpaksa bercuti tanpa gaji, dipotong gaji dan mungkin hilang pekerjaan jika keadaan ekonomi dunia bertambah teruk.

Mulakan perancangan awal, amalkan sikap yang positif serta sentiasa bersyukur atas apa yang kita ada dan sentiasa belajar untuk mengadaptasi cara hidup kita bersesuaian dengan keadaan semasa.

Itulah yang kami lakukan untuk menyambung kehidupan setelah kami hilang punca pendapatan setelah arwah ayah meninggalkan kami hampir 2 tahun yang lalu.

Sila baca: Setahun Yang Amat Getir

Tepung lebih murah daripada biskut, beras lebih murah dan lebih berkhasiat daripada mee segera, begitu juga tahu telor sangat murah harganya. Kita mesti bijak memilih bahan makanan yang murah tetapi berkhasiat.

Kami suka sup campuran kacang kuda, dal, lobak merah dan kentang yang lazat serta senang untuk disediakan. Begitu juga dengan berbagai roti buatan ibu yang boleh dimakan bersama ulam organik tanaman kakak yang dijadikan salad. Semuanya murah dan berkhasiat.

Daun kaduk goreng tepung boleh menggantikan ikan atau ayam, daun murunggai yang amat tinggi khasiatnya boleh dijadikan berbagai hidangan manakala daun bawang juga boleh digunakan dalam berbagai masakan.

Kakak-kakak menanam beberapa tanaman yang boleh dimakan dan senang dijaga seperti daun kaduk, kangkung, murunggai atau kelor, daun bawang dan sebagainya yang membantu menjimatkan perbelanjaan kami. Adakalanya tumbuh pohon tomato, cili dan lain-lain tanaman daripada kompos kakak.

Walaupun ayam, ikan atau daging bukan lagi lauk harian kami sejak ketiadaan ayah, namun kami masih mampu menikmati makanan yang lazat dan berkhasiat. Kami tetap bahagia walaupun ada kalanya kami makan berlauk sayur sahaja atau hanya ditambah ikan kering, ikan bilis atau telur.

A Paddy Plant In Our Garden?

A lone paddy plant in our garden, July 23, 2018.

Yesterday evening, as my eldest sister, Aiman was gardening, she was shocked to discover that there was a plant that looks like a paddy plant in the middle of our brick pot.

Taking a closer look, my sister saw some ripening rice on the lone paddy plant which grew beside another large pot, surprisingly in a condition where it is not suitable for paddy plant to grow.

It seems as if the paddy plant had miraculously appeared out of nowhere, as we did not plant any rice and neither the dry soil nor the condition of the garden is suitable for a paddy plant to grow.

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My Sister’s Tomato Plants – Photos

A close up photo of one of the nice, red, ripe tomatoes ready to be plucked.
A close up photo of one of the nice, red, ripe tomatoes ready to be plucked.

My sister has some tomato plants which grew from her compost.

She replanted them and they grew into beautiful plants, but my sister was not sure if they will bear fruit since tomato does not fruit easily over here.

My mother was very excited when they started to fruit and we waited excitedly to taste them.

They are ordinary tomatoes, but they taste so sweet, even sweeter than the cherry tomatoes that we have been buying here.

The tomatoes are very flavourful too.

There are so many fruits growing on the tomato plants now and here are some of the photos.

I snapped these photos using my Nokia Lumia 1020 phone.

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Black Tomato?

The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS)
The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS)

Black tomatoes are believed to have been developed at the Oregon State University, in America, forming part of their ‘Indigo Rose’ project.

The tomato has a jet black skin, and is among the first in the world to contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant thought to have a number of health benefits.

However, the tomatoes are red on the inside.

Ray says the colour is the result of a genetic mutation. (SWNS)
Ray says the colour is the result of a genetic mutation. (SWNS)

The tomatoes are ripe when their colour changes from a shiny blue-purple to an almost jet black, with the bottoms of the tomatoes turning red.

Yahoo News reported that the unusual colour stems from pigments in the skin which develop when exposed to sunlight.

Ray Brown, 66, who runs Plant World Seeds, is believed to be the first person to grow black tomato in Britain.

It started when a customer sent Mr. Brown a mystery package entitled ‘black tomato’.

Now Mr Brown has three black tomato plants, each has 20 tomatoes.

“They are edible, we’ve eaten lots, they have a nice taste and a really lovely flavour,” said Mr. Brown.

Photos: Florida Freeze Jan 2014

An overnight sprinkler left icicles on the shrubs at The Antique Market of San Jose, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)
An overnight sprinkler left icicles on the shrubs at The Antique Market of San Jose, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Overnight sprinkler are usually used during freezing nights in Florida to protect the plants, fruits and trees from the extreme weather.

And a part of the results is stunning icicles like shinning, beautiful decorations hanging from the plants and trees.

Aren’t they beautiful? 

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In Photos: Chelsea Flower Show 2013

A Dahlia 'Spectacular' plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London May 20, 2013. The annual show opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
A Dahlia ‘Spectacular’ plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London May 20, 2013. The annual show opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The Chelsea Flower Show 2013 started on May 21 in London and will end on May 25.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show.

There are lots of beautiful, colorful, big blooming flowers all around the place.

Some are arranged nicely to make large, colourful big circles.

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Photos Of Beautiful Blooming Cherry Blossoms

 

Cherry blossoms are very, very beautiful and a park full of blooming cherry blossoms is a perfect picture of spring.

Here are more photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms that come to bloom this spring …

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