Now that my rocket lettuce are glowing with life, I can finally boast about my herb garden!
I’ve been going crazy in the kitchen. Cooking up a storm of Asiany dishes. Thai noodles, steamed fish, ginger beef, malaysian curries, satays with peanut sauce… all wafting with the smell of warm fresh herbs.
Just the thought of fresh bunches of coriander, basil, chives, spring onions and mint at my doorstep makes me all giddy with excitement. The feeling of self sustenance has put a satisfied grin on my face – but has left me with wanting more! Lemon grass! Pandan plant! Cucumbers! Limes!
It brings back memories of living on Christmas Island as a kid. We had chickens and ducks. We grew our own bananas, mangoes, peanuts, potatoes, and who knows what else. We went fishing, crabbing, and looked for the occasional pigeon and bat. It was a nice way to live. Living off the earth.
But before I sound any more like a tree hugging hippy, I just want to finish off declaring my unwavering love of fried chicken and KFC.