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Thursday, March 26, 2015

salsa time

What could be more freshening than a homemade salsa sauce dip to snack on late in the afternoon? Here's the recipe:

- 3 red ripe tomatoes, remove seeds and chop finely
- a quarter of a green pepper
- 1 red onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- salt and pepper

Chop all ingredients finely then mush all together in a bowl. Season to match your taste then let it rest more than an hour to allow all the flavors to combine. I prefer to chill the sauce in the fridge and eat it cold. I find it more refreshing with those plain salty corn chips. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

terrarium task

when making, i got a little help from my two-year-old and Elmo
I thought I had to start the new year with something fresh. And greenery in a jar is no exception. So when I remembered this rather large abandoned fish bowl in my mother's kitchen rack, I thought I should give it a go. Moreover, since all the tutorials and steps in creating a terrarium seemed quite doable. So I collected the tools: succulents of my choice, rocks, pebbles, soil for cactus and succulent plants and educated myself through this how-to video

Caring tips for your terrarium:
- Place them in a space where they can get sunlight and far from a dark place or near the heat of electronic devices.
- Water once every ten days using a spraying technique, spraying only to the sides of the glass letting the water drip by itself. Spray until the whole aquarium glass is wet but not too wet so that the water is evenly distributed around the edges of the soil.
- Once in a while I let the whole terrarium sit in the sun. I think they like it!
- Wipe dust out of the glass once it gets dusty or dirty.

having a sun bath due to the gloomy weather these past weeks
 Not bad for my first try. I promise you don't need a green thumb to do this!