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Growing a sustainable future…


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【 Forest To Table】Organic Cincau (Black Glass Jelly)

Making Cincau from the cincau leaves ( Latin  known as Mesona palustris) freshly harvested from our food forest yesterday.

Using the traditional Chinese way, the jelly is made without boiling or warm water in order to maintain the content and the fragrance of the leaves. It is totally the RAW, fabulous fresh jelly without adding any chemical ingredients.


Cut the fresh leaves, wash, adding filtered water and rub the leaves. Let the leaves juice is fully integrated into the water, then use gauze to filter out leaves residue. Leave it for 30-45 minutes , it will start to coagulate.

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Dumpling Festival

Today is the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar , every year during the 5th day of the 5th month, the Chinese worldwide celebrated the Dumpling Festival or also known as Duanwu Festival (端午節)

On this day, people will eating “zong zi” as a tradition. “Zong Zi” is a traditional Chinese food that is glutinous rice with some sort of filling (usually water chestnuts, mushrooms, cooked peanuts, dried shrimp and meat) wrapped in bamboo leaves and steamed.

My version of “zong zi”is a combination of our home grown glutinuous and black rice, stuffed with black sesame, simple and yumm…



Glutinous and black rice dumpling


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Natural Farming: Organic black rice cultivation

Getting into the second period of cultivating black rice, by using our own rice seeds——seeds saving from our first harvested black rice in January 2015. The black rice is all the way cultivating naturally WITHOUT applying any fertilizer or pesticides, and they grow really great and healthy!
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