Friday, September 16, 2011

How To Make Wild Mushroom Soup

Assalamualaikum & hi to all,

Do you know how easy to  make your own mushroom soup, wild mushroom soup. i dont know why they name those mushroom as wild mushroom...

well, you are going to need :-

few types of mushroom, any type. just pick them from the vegetable shelf at the supermarket
anti clockwise. black pepper (or a tea spoon of blackpepper powder), mixed herbs, garlic and salt
2 mugs of chicken stock and a cup of milk (or coconut milk if you like)

put 2 tablespoon of cooking oil and fry all the mushroom and garlic. put in the salt, blackpepper powder, mixed herbs and stir. fry until the mushrooms become dry (no excess of water)
like this
mix all the fried  mushrooms in the chicken stock.  blend them 
cook under slow fire and pour the milk once you see it boils
stir. taste it. you can add some MSG which is unnecessary. let it boil slowly for 5-10 minutes until it thickens.
WALLA! no need any narration

Thursday, September 15, 2011

How To Marcot An Avocado Tree

Assalamualaikum & hi to all,

i couldnt believe that at this age, i actually climbed a tree, and its avocado tree! i really want avo trees!

i was so happy to know that my friend is having an avo tree and after seeking his permission, he allowed me to marcot the tree. in no time i climbed the tree, after 30 years not climbing any tree.  

i stopped climbing trees at the age of 12. i was really a monkey who loved to sleep on the tree after school. how i missed climbing trees ;p

lets skip that. so, marcotting. how i did it? first, you are going to need :-

an avocado tree (this is my friend's avo tree. Type : Reed Avocado)
pls ignore the gals hehe..
small plastic bag
ready mixed soil (fertilizer+ash+black soil+normal soil)
rubber band (combine them)

measure about an inch or two and mark it
cut around the stem. not too deep, you can sense the soft skin.
peel it out
like this
put in the plastic bag. if there were small branches on top of this small branch,
you can just wrap using any plastic wrapper
tie tightly at the bottom as shown above.
take some of the mixed soil and put inside the plastic bag
tie on top of it, sealing/closing the bud
leave them for 2-3 months. you will notice some roots come from the stem
seems that i need to pay my friend a visit for the next 2-3 months haha...
i was about 16 feet from the ground. i didnt mean to be a hardcore climber here, it was just, there was no young stem near the lower part of the tree. 

i cant wait to see the roots coming out :)

dont try this if you are not used to climbing. safety first, find a ladder :)

(this writing is to be continued - after 3 months)