Giving Ourselves a Reason to Grow

To kickstart Geok Kuan's column, which is a series of articles written in both English and Mandarin, we present this: her thoughts on her potluck party!     More on Geok Kuan's Columns Focused on herbs/vegetables/fruits that are easy to grow and can be grown in urban settings. Each article will start with how to grow the plant, medium used, amount o...
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Potluck: Geok Kuan’s Home Garden

We had delicious food and great conversation that evening!   On the Menu That Evening Blue ginger drink and laksa pesto pasta, from Terence Suzanna’s beetroot salad Tofu and homemade chilli from Auntie Theresa Geok Kuan’s drinks: Blackface General drink and two others  Cui Fen’s leafy greens Chickpea salad from Huiying   &...
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Plants under attack! DIY Chilli, Papaya & Fruit Enzymes

Here's a plant remedy for threatened greens, contributed by a fellow Foodscaper Terence.   Chilli enzyme INGREDIENTS Chilli Garlic steeped in water overnight and sieved Mama lemon detergent (or Castile soap) Vegetable oil (neem oil is best): a couple of squirts Papaya and fruit enzyme To fruit peels, add some water, keep it overnight, and it's rea...
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Garden Stories: An afternoon at South Central Community FSC

One year ago, far from the better-known bustle of Tiong Bahru's contemporary cafe circuit, the first community garden at South Central Community Family Service Centre (FSC) was built. The proposal for the garden was supported by the FSC, after social workers worked with residents to learn their interests. The garden was a boon; with it, people started coming more often to the F...
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Booklist–Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods

 Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods By Jennifer A. Jordan This book is well-worth a read! Check out an excerpt from the book here. And for some of our favourite parts:   There are many motivations for seeking out heirloom varieties: not only for flavor, novelty, resilience, and the preservation of biodiversity, but because of c...
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