Star of the monsoon
I was told that rain lilies are nature's weathercocks to forecast monsoon rains.
Skywatch from my balcony
— India-originated round, steamed rice cakes filled with molten palm sugar on a bed of freshly grated coconut.
Made of ground rice flour, putu piring cakes are shaped by special moulds into circular mounds. The moulds are first filled with a layer of rice flour. Next is a layer of palm sugar followed by another layer of rice flour. The moulds are then covered with pieces of cloth and placed upside down into funnel-like steamers When cooked, the moulds are removed and the cloth packages are collected from the steamers and unwrapped. The cakes are topped with freshly grated coconut and banana leaf squares before they are peeled from the cloths and turned over.
How putu piring is made
Lunch —Taiwanese Pork Chops
Recipe here — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT1fyJPdq7k
Stonehenge 2011here ...
From our condo's community vegetable patch
Bird's eye chili aka Thai Pepper
The Malay name for it is Cili Padi. Interestingly, Cili Padi is an idiom for someone petite with a feisty attitude, particularly a female.