That green patch outside my house has now been overgrown with weeds and all manner of vegetation. My shrubs needed trimming and weeds needed pulling.
I meant to wake up early but ever since I got Covid, I have not been able to wake up at my usual time. I woke up late, at 6:00 am. I know 6:00 am is early to many people but my early is 3:30 am or 4:00 am (my natural wake up time).
So I got up, made coffee and then went back upstairs for a quick wash up. Then I fed the cats and started my project. As most people who garden know, you can't get these things completed in just one day. But I got quite a bit done and filled up one big garbage bag with garden refuse. To be continued next week.
As you all know, I have been eating carbs especially so when I was sick. Somehow I just couldn't eat an all meat meal and I had to have rice. Though I am now tapering off and easing back into my meat-based diet.
This was my one meal yesterday and I was quite pleased that I was able to fast. No breakfast, no lunch and just one meal for dinner. Ah! Progress! I had air fried beef trimmings and minced beef omelette. Yes, there was rice underneath all that.
This is the omelette. About 100g of minced beef sauteed with sliced onions and jalapeno. And four beaten eggs. I now eat minced beef rather than steaks to save money.
This was Friday's lunch (dinner was the same) of (again) minced beef omelette, beef trimmings, cucumbers and rice. The Japanese cucumber tasted bitter, I don't know why.
This time I added less tomato puree (just used the smallest can) and added some tomato ketchup. I also used my leftover cherry tomatoes (which were shriveling up in the fridge).
I also had some carrots and celery which needed to be used up (these were from my previous attempt).
After tasting the soup, I had to reluctantly add some sugar to kill the tart taste of the tomato puree. It's no big deal, just one tablespoon of sugar into approximately 1 liter of soup. And it worked wonders! The soup was no longer so sour and it tasted a whole lot better.
Yes, it was good. So much better than my first attempt. But still not as good as Kam Kee Cafe's hah...hah.... I think they put secret ingredient lah. Maybe beef stock or whatever. Anyway, I was happy with my soup.
I was served Kopi O instead of Kopi C but I didn't make any noise. Then Donald's sharp eye picked up the error and promptly replaced my drink.
And oh my Lord! The roasted duck was superb! Well, I have RM54.50 left for another round of roast duck.
Well, I hope the day will come when I can spend like this again without even having to think. Just like in the good old days.