Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wild Salmon, Asparagus, and Shiitakes in Parchment


  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces medium asparagus (about 1/2 bunch), trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 skinless wild-salmon fillets (5 ounces and 1 inch thick each) 



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Cut four 12-by-17-inch pieces of parchment. Fold each in half crosswise to make a crease, then unfold and lay flat. Toss mushrooms, asparagus, and scallions with oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Remove asparagus from mixture and divide evenly among parchment pieces, creating a bed of spears on 1 side of crease. Top each with 1 piece of fish, then with mushroom mixture. Drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon water. To close, fold parchment pieces over each serving; make small overlapping pleats to seal the open sides and create 4 half-moon-shaped packets.
  3. Step 3

    Bake packets on 2 baking sheets 9 minutes. Carefully cut open packets with kitchen shears (steam will be released). Serve fish, asparagus, and mushrooms with lemon wedges for squeezing.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2013

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Terrarium is a garden in a glass.
 It's like a small scale ecosystem that you can plant in your home. 
There are 2 types of terrarium which is Closed and Open.

There's few places you can get Terrarium in KL. 
You can either go to @tinyforestsj or you can order it from @ficusandjars
What makes a Terrarium beautiful is the glass/jars/containers that you used and the arrangements of the succulent plant. 
Add in few decorations like human miniature or animal miniature to make it more lively.

It's quite expensive to buy but you can diy. 
You may refer below for guidance :-
 Above Terrarium is from @tinyforestsj


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. 
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. 
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles "

- Audrey Hepburn -


i'm too obesessed with this!