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The laksa and matchstick story...


The laksa and matchstick story

Back in August, my sister and I made our first attempt at laksa, a popular spicy noodle soup of Peranakan cuisine, supervised by mum. :)


The spicy broth requires a gazillion ingredients that need to be cut into millions of pieces [I am exaggerating here of course! *winks*], pounded in a mortar, grinded in a food processor and then stir-fried for an hour before it gets to simmer in coconut milk for another hour.


It was a lot of hard work and even tears for my poor sister...until my mum got her to put the wooden end of a matchstick between her teeth. Apparently, the match head absorbs all the vapours before they get to your eyes... so no more tears when cutting onions! *LOL*


I'm still working hard on dwindling that scrap pile! 


Playing along with Stuck?! Sketches.


Happy weekend friends! :)



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12 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

How vibrant and colorful!!
PS : Yvonne I had mailed you I guess it must have gone to your spam folder or something!!

Hussena said...

Love the stories you have behind each of your projects, Yvonne! I love dropping by your blog specially for them :D Your LO looks amazing. The mix & match of various stickers and elements is just fabulous!

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE your bg stars in those bright shades....& a great thing to document. Hope it tasted mighty good. And was worth the tears your poor sis shed!!! And I'm wondering which of us will get through their stash first, LOL... winks!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee this! LOVING the photos and the stars background! And I will have to try that matchstick method!!!!!!!! It really sucks when you have glasses and your eyes are watering! LOL!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun story, and a great tip for cutting onions! Never heard that one before, although I have placed a lit candle near my cutting board, and that tends to stop the onion burn. LOVE your fun layout! Your misted background is amazing, and I love the angled paper. Really fun photo arrangement, too, and awesome details. The little monster peeking from behind the door cracks me up. Love the word definition at the bottom of the page, too!

Laura Whitaker said...

Super fun page, love the background! Thanks for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

Cindy deRosier said...

Such a fun page! The accents add so much to the photos. Love the picture with the matchstick in mouth. I've never heard of that trick. I should give it a try!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous page!! The colors are so beautiful!! You always add the perfect details!! And that dish looks yummy!! I've never heard of the match trick but I'm definitely trying it!! Onions always make me cry!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Helen Wallace said...

Wow! I love the vibrant background to match the intense flavours of your Laksa. Must try the match stick trick next time I'm cutting onions. Thanks for joining us at Stuck!? Sketches!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such an awesome page--full of color and energy and fun! So happy you played with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Monique Liedtke said...

What an awesome page! LOVE that colorful background! Thanks for joining us again at Stuck?! Sketches!

Karon said...

Fabulous Lo and love that inked background. Definitely going to try the matchstick tip! TFS

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