Gardening Tips: Put A Little Skirt On It

By Andrea Pavee Plants housed indoors or out lend a distinct, but beautiful charm to any home. Some homeowners, however, feel that the “bare bones” of exposed topsoil, makes them look “naked”, and perhaps, unsightly. The good news? There’s a host of solutions available for you to fix that up right quick. Just “put aContinue reading “Gardening Tips: Put A Little Skirt On It”

Gardening Tips: Aggregate for Design and Decoration

By Andrea Pavee I am in the midst of reconstructing my house. Its progress has been inextricably slow, no thanks to our frequent lockdowns, and the never- ending vagaries of a pandemic which refuses to let up. To ensure a smooth reconstruction, we moved out to a temporary home nearby, which came with a niceContinue reading “Gardening Tips: Aggregate for Design and Decoration”

Gardening Tips: Garden Accessories

By Andrea Pavee To keep up with gardening enthusiasts, gardening accessories is a burgeoning industry with a little something for everyone. While spoilt for choice on the range out there, here are some practical accessories which can easily find a place in your home, and become necessities, in time. Let me introduce you to potContinue reading “Gardening Tips: Garden Accessories”

A Home-cooked Javanese Feast

Belinda often sends photos of her home-cooked meals. They are very varied, from dishes cooked by Nat, her teenage age daughter, to meals prepared by Gina, her Indonesian helper. I must say that I am impressed by the dishes, and can only conclude that meal-times are special family moments in her home. This week sheContinue reading “A Home-cooked Javanese Feast”

Gardening tip: Suspended Animation

By Andrea Pavee In my last article, I shared a little on how Stephanie, who with a sharp eye to detail and a bushel of creativity, transformed her home into an oasis of peace, bringing a bit of the outside, in. Today, I thought I would share with you, Marcia’s Garden, which grows in suspendedContinue reading “Gardening tip: Suspended Animation”

Carmen’s Guava, Cherries and Chili Dessert

A fruit platter can be a work of art. I saw Carmen’s fruit platter of guava and cherries, which was an unusual combination, and thought that it was quite pretty. Guava is a tropical fruit which is commonly served in Thailand. I was surprised to read that guavas originated in Mexico. Cherries are not commonContinue reading “Carmen’s Guava, Cherries and Chili Dessert”

Gardening Tips: Size Does Not Matter

By Andrea Pavee The other day, I got to chatting with my very good friend, Stephanie. By and by, our conversation meandered onto the topic of gardening. Stephanie is an avid gardener and has cultivated many lush beauties at home which she willingly shared with me. The best part? Stephanie lives in a condominium andContinue reading “Gardening Tips: Size Does Not Matter”

Gardening Tips: CTRL+ALT+DEL

By Andrea Pavee A few days ago, I hunkered down, and with a bit of elbow grease, rearranged my garden space to make it more habitable for me. Prior to this dreadful lockdown, mornings were the busiest time for me as I endeavoured to get as many things under my belt as possible, including aContinue reading “Gardening Tips: CTRL+ALT+DEL”

Homecation and Home Fiestas

Holiday season in another year of the pandemic with travel restrictions means opportunities to look at different ways of resting and re-charging. Since food is an important part of one’s travel experience, having dishes typical of countries you would like to visit can be a good way of having a bit of the cultural experience.Continue reading “Homecation and Home Fiestas”

Gardening Tips: The Experiment

By Andrea Pavee Aeons ago, my husband and I bought a Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia Seguine) plant, at a local nursery. Our kids were small then and my gardening hobby lay deeply buried in netherworlds thus unknown to me. The plant lived for years at home, growing what I believed to be a millimeter each year. However,Continue reading “Gardening Tips: The Experiment”