"An ode to a foodie"
You are the "mirepoix" of anybody's soul,
a thousand times worth more than gold, let truth be told,
to live, love and share good food,
and never miss a minute of this magical interlude!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
"In the land of goats milk and honey......."
"In the land of goats' milk and honey" there can only ' bee' an assortment of beautiful handmade soaps for me! Soaps that are made from goats milk, honey, olive oil, shea and cocoa butters and essential oils etc..... This is the second soap award that I am extending to a fellow blogger and welcoming commenter. In the short time that I have come to know her, she has expressed her feelings and feedback that has made me feel part of this vast blogosphere! Thank you Reeni!
I was setting out to my studio pondering on how to make a soap that would resemble a piece of honeycomb. The answer was staring right at me, when I looked up at the bees nest embedded in the roof of my studio. The honeycomb bar turned out to be a "killer" interpretation because it so happened that a killer bee gave me the inspiration that I needed ( okay, even I realize that this is wayyyy corny!) I molded the "comb" separately and embedded it into a 3D mold.
'The Lily of the valley' soap bar has the softest and most intoxicating aroma. It is a bit complicated to make, especially since you have to mold the lily first and then do a second pouring of the white goats milk soap base without making the colors "run."
The' corkscrew' smells just like the ocean and I literally had to 'paint' the pearl lustre to give it a luminous shell. It hangs from a string of 'pearls.' See also:
Did you know that the bee acts as a biological filter : they die if they come into contact with toxins and thus do not bring pollutants into the hive! A thin coat of honey can be applied to the skin to disinfect and heal minor skin wounds and chapped lips. Honey can also help calm the mind and promote rejuvenating sleep...all according to "Nature's Remedies."
I live, love and share good food in a very jovial and unpretentious manner. I believe that very seldom should overindulgence supersede constraint.
So let us savor our food!
Please join me on this culinary journey as I cook my way through an array of gastronomic delights!
Almost every story begins with “My Grandmother”. Well, so does mine!
She was an outstanding confectioner and demanded nothing but perfection. My mother on the other hand was a runway fashion designer and dressmaker and nothing short of a fabulous baker and gourmet cook as well.
My family is of Malaysian descent and grew up in South Africa where almost everything was natural and organic. My Grandmother and Mother exposed us to this type of lifestyle at a very early age and for this I shall remain eternally grateful.
Their mantra was that hospitality would get you everywhere, so now I am trying to follow in their footsteps.
I too roast the coconut and grind the spices and use only the freshest butter and cream because ultimately this love for food is what generates everlasting friendships.
This blog is in memory of my Mother and Grandmother and all the great ladies before them!