"Art is not a thing; it is a Way"
My love of hand-crafted items inspired me to evolve this blog sooner. I believe that everybody has their own style and way to create. Two same things do not mean that they are identical. It completely depends on the artists, how they made it, how they see it, how they feel about it and what intention they have while they're making it, which will make 2 same things has different value 🙂 Isn't true?! 😀
I love to make crafts with my own Way 😀
My crafts are simple creation of Love. Light. Smile. Passion.
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all "
Harriet van Horne
My love of food can not be replaced with anything else. I grew up in a small village in Indonesia, where we have vast variety of foods created by local Indonesian cultures and foreign influences. So, our Indonesian cuisines are so much reflected its complex cultural history.
Throughout its history, Indonesia has been involved in trade due to its location and natural resources. Our indigenous techniques and ingredients were influenced by India, Middle East, China and Europe. We had been colonized by the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese, which later on influencing our cuisines and our behaviour towards food - it is so true that we, Asian, love to take pictures of our foods or foods in general!
Me, I got really crazy with "Culinary trips" - no matter where I go, first thing to remember is to take pictures and try the local foods! That's how I grew up! 😀 pretty harsh life!
And now, for the love of foods, which was originally the intention of this blog, and which now is evolving to my love of hand-crafted items, and my passion of gardening, I will try to put as many recipes of Indonesian food as possible, and will try to give the best solutions for our "difficult" to-find ingredients 🙂 and also, I will put as many recipes from different cuisines as well, with my own style of cooking 😀
These soul food made from Love and Smile, is dedicated to all the people who love to try, enjoy, and experiencing the new taste of cuisine. Since I love to cook any cuisines, here you might find what you want, what you need, what you're looking for, and what you wish to cook and taste.
My secret recipes are very simple. Love. Light. Smile. Passion.
"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul"
I love the idea of going to the garden every morning and afternoon to pick up some salad leaves for the meal, I love the idea of talking to the plants while I'm pruning them, I know it sounds crazy, but that's what I feel when I'm in the garden with them. I love to listen to the sound of the wind passing through the leaves, I love to see all the bees and the ladies (lady bug - this is how I called them :D) are running around from plant to plant. I love the smell of each of the plants, it's like a healing session, always in meditation mode. It's like your body constantly poured with water in the middle of Summer heat, all you feel is fresh!
In exchange of the gardening effect, you will have a lot of patience, no matter in what kind of forms you buy the plants, you still need to spend lots of time waiting for them to finally giving you some results.
I love gardening, cause it loves me back - joy in my Soul - and it is a simple touch of Love, Light, Smile and Passion.