Wednesday, January 21, 2015

giveaway: eats, shoots and roots

I am so in awe of the people behind Eats, Shoots and Roots. I've always known of them. I follow the company on Instagram: @eatsshootsandroots and have always thought of dropping by the garden. I am so in awe of their concept to educate people about urban farming / agriculture so they can be empowered to be self-sustainable. Aargh how fantastic is that?? 

When I bumbled in for a business meeting one day, little did I know his latecomer friends who I felt were so well-versed with botanical knowledge were actually the people of Eats, Shoots and Roots! And who should wheel their trolley to set up next to my booth at a market but the lovely ladies themselves!

Grow yourself a Curry / Ulam / Stir-fry garden with Eats, Shoots and Roots seed boxes which features seed packs of vegetables, herbs and spices along with peat pallets and plant markers. What I really adore about this products is that the plants in their garden are allowed to cross-pollinate which makes them stronger and hence produce more viable seeds. 

I bought a Curry seed box for myself and am eager to give it a try very soon. This black thumb is gonna dust its shoulder off and try and try again. Their seed boxes are now available for purchase online. They make fab gifts especially for family and friends overseas missing a curry or cili padi plant. Give Eats, Shoots and Roots some love by supporting their shop, joining their interesting workshops (building a cob oven or bamboo stool / edible gardening etc) or visit their garden to offer some manpower in Jalan Gasing if you can! Who knows, you might actually be the one to start an urban agricultural movement in your housing area?

When Shelbijou meets Eats, Shoots and Roots, there will be lots of nomming involved. Aren't Shao-Lyn and Beatrice such sparkling souls?

Instagram: @eatsshootsandroots


I am giving out 3 pocketful of Celery seeds (and a wee bit more!) from Eats, Shoots and Roots.

Just tell me:
- If you could be a seed ,what seed would you be? 
- Your email

Leave your answer on the comment box HERE or on my Instagram post (or BOTH to increase your chances!) and the winners will be picked randomly at the end of the week. The prize will be posted to the winners at no additional cost :) 

Friday, January 16, 2015

fig, vanilla bean and cardamom infused vodka

I stumbled upon Tasty Yummies infused vodka recipe while searching on Pinterest for ideas to put my spare cardamom pods to good use and have always kept it on the back burner (aka an open safari window on the iPhone) until today. Because today I found FIGS! At Village Grocer, Bangsar Village. It's so exhilarating to find that one rare (in Malaysia fresh figs are almost unheard of) key ingredient to that recipe you're itching to try. I'm sure you share my thrill :) Continue after the jump...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

hold up, a couple of makeup beauty tips s'il vous plait

If you see me alot you will realize that my make-up is pretty much the simple few รก la Taylor Swift. That eyeliner couple with a hint of blush and a statement lip shade. Occasionally I tweak the flicks and go nude on the lipstick just to give my look an edge. 

I've always been very curious about smokey-eyes but have always been abysmal at it. To compensate my #fail ability to smudge, I create drama with an eyeline-ah! I like to use Alexa Chung Lash Enhancing Eye Do Eyeliner by Eyeko. The precision tip pleases me and it stays put even through sad Youtube shorts (films)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

a sip of mint julep... in winter

My sister was lamenting about how vicious the Austrian winter has been to her skin and showed me her scaly shins with terrible scratch marks. Having seen that I could imagine the nippings Jack Frost must have made to her nails. I immediately got set to making her some Christmas Lotion Pops and Cuticle Kiss. As I waited for the balms to set, I peered down to my toes and was alarmed by how autumn my nails looked! Time to frost it up with some tips from Julep: