21 October 2016

Takeaway Coffee

I bring my own jar for takeaway coffee from the foodcourt (next to the wet market in my area) whenever I go shopping.

The lady at the coffee shop is more than happy to fill up my jars...

20 October 2016


Here is my simple recipe for deodorant. This is what works best for me.

Equal amounts of:
  • salt
  • baking soda
I keep this mix in a small jar in the bathroom.

19 October 2016

Food Forest

Here is my new food forest:
  • Tomato plants (at the bottom)
  • Pepper plant
  • Palm tree
All grown from seeds, from kitchen waste. (I need to separate these plants soon.)

22 September 2016

Cotton Napkins

We reduced our paper waste considerably in the past few years. Paper can be recycled, the problem is that it cannot be recycled infinitely. You can read this article here: Through the Mill.

Here is South-East Asia, we also have a haze problem. Burning forests, to make space for the palm oil and the paper industry, is a contributing cause of our air quality: Indonesian haze: Why it's everyone's problem.

19 September 2016

Growing Food in an Apartment

I bought organic soil and put it in several flower pots. The best pots are made of ceramic and not plastic or other material.

Every day, I throw a part of my kitchen scraps on this soil. For example: bell pepper seeds, potato peels, onion peels, coffee ground etc. This "food" increases insect and bacterial activity. This is turn makes the soil more rich for the plants. With this method, you don't need to buy soil fertilisers.

09 September 2016

Easy Way to Can Food

Cook the food of your choice. These are a few examples of dished you can preserve by canning:
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mixed vegetable stew
  • Lentil and vegetable stew
  • Chili con carne
  • Dal soup (Indian dish)
  • Beans with tomato sauce
  • Meat stew