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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Gallimaufry#12

Just a confused jumble of photos ...

Star of the monsoon
I was told that rain lilies are nature's weathercocks to forecast monsoon rains.


Skywatch from my balcony

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Putu Piring
Putu piring  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 

Lipstick palm

Lunch Taiwanese Pork Chops

Recipe here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT1fyJPdq7k

ONE FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES

Stonehenge 2011
... more about our visit to the stones here ...

From our condo's community vegetable patch

Bird's eye chili aka Thai Pepper
Don't be deceived by its size! It may be small (about half the size of your pinkie) but it packs a punch, registering between 50,000 to 100,000 heat units on the Scoville Scale.


The Malay name for it is Cili Padi.  Interestingly, Cili Padi is an idiom for someone petite with a feisty attitude, particularly a female.

My Corner of the World

66 comments:

  1. ...they don't look confused to me!

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  2. Hello, Veronica
    Pretty variety of photos. The monsoon lilies are beautiful blooms. Gorgeous sky shot, I would love to see Stonehenge. The pepper sounds very spicy. Thanks for sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  3. That looks like a woman, tending "Uncle's" shop. -smile-

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  4. The Star of monsoon is very pretty.
    All the best, Veronica!

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  5. The monsoon lilies are very beautiful. I love the photo from Stonehenge. I have never been there. The sky shot is gorgeous!
    Take care my friend :)

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  6. What lovely photos! That lily is so pretty and I am loving those skies!

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  7. You always have such fun photos, I'd love to see Stonehenge!

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  8. Great view of the sky.

    Short feisty female, eh? I get the idea.

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  9. I would love to see Stonehenge someday! The Malaysian street food looks delicious. I've had as hot as ghost peppers but nothing above that heat. My son grew them this summer and made his own hot sauce from them--just a drop is enough to spice up a dish.

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  10. Wonderful selection of photos! Lovely to see Stonehenge again.Lots of beautiful food again The view from your balcony is amazing. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  11. Stonehenge is amazing. I visited that place some years ago and I cannot forget that magic atmosphere. Thanks for sharing the photo.
    The cakes look delicious!
    That skywatch is too beautiful!!!

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  12. The photo from 2011 (rocks) are really interesting and ı wanted to learn where ther are:) All photos are great as always you took.

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  13. I loved the food info, the video, excellent.

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  14. Lovely photos. Oh Stonehenge looks amazing; I'd love to visit.
    Beautiful sky photo from your balcony.
    The Star of Monsoon looks so pretty.
    Enjoy the week...

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  15. Interesting post, enjoyed seeing the street food.

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  16. Amazing photos, Veronica! I'd never heard of putu piring before, so found that interesting to learn about. I visited Stonehenge over 40 years ago, and I'll never forget it. Just stunning!
    Blessings!

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  17. Beautiful photographs and the food. I want those pork chops. Yummy looking.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  18. It's amazing the way that different cultures cook the same food items. We have used those Thai chilis. As you say they pack a punch!

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  19. Me encantaron las estrellas del monzon o lirios de lluvia. Las chuletas d e cerdo y los pastelitos me dieron hambre. Te mando un beso.

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  20. wow, beautiful scene from your balcony. I like those Taiwan pork chops..looks good. I enjoy all your beautiful photos.

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  21. Thank you for telling us (and showing) how putu piring is made. It looks like it would be delicious, as do the pork chops! The sky from your balcony is completely amazing!

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  22. What a journey, from Stonehenge to your balcony ;-) Thanks für sharing and telling with us.
    The view ist spectaculare, greetings
    Kirsi

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  23. Wonderful selection of photos.
    The food looks delicious.
    Would love to see Stonehenge in real life.
    Greetings Irma

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  24. Interesting information about the Thai pepper and that typical food.
    Great landscape from your balcony!

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  25. Your images are great. We are waiting for the continuation of your health articles.

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  26. I always enjoy your wonderful photos of life in your part of the world! Learning new things is a joy, and the food looks amazing and brand new to me! Thanks for sharing so much with your readers!

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  27. Gorgeous photos! I love the stonehenge and the street foods!

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  28. The sky photo is spectacular! You always get such amazing pictures from your
    balcony. The Taiwanese Pork Chops look delicious. I'd love to try those.
    The Stonehenge is very cool.

    ~Sheri

    *the pictures of the kids dressed up for Halloween are my children when
    they were little. I came across them when organizing my photo albums.
    The other picture is my granddaughter, Mia, looking through the bin of
    Halloween goodies.

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  29. Beautiful series of photos. I love the shot from your balcony, the sky is amazing.

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  30. Boa tarde, Veronica
    Lindas fotos, bjs

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  31. the food looks so good!! i watched the video of the making of the putt piring, it was so interesting. made with so much care, all hands working together, the end result looked delicious!!

    that sure is one gorgeous sky...it looks like your viewing spot is perfect!!

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  32. I love coconut, so the Putu Piring looks right up my alley!

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  33. Amazing ideas! Never heard about that scale. And Stonehenge for me is on a wish list. But in our days...
    The sky is so fabulous and the circular mounds looks very special.
    Thank you, Veronica for all these news and beauties.
    Happy WW and a fabulous week!

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  34. That sky photo with the high rises is spectacular. And such a great variety of other photos.

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  35. Dearest Veronica,
    Hah, can almost taste the grated coconut; one of my favorites!
    Love the idiom for Cili Padi!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  36. The skywatch shot is spectacular!

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  37. Putu Piring certainly looks like an interesting food.
    I enjoyed all your photos especially the pink Lily. It is lovely!

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  38. you have a great view from your balcony, ours looks out over the garden and grass. Stonehenge is on my bucketlist but need to win lotto to get there. your food is mouth watering, ever since I found I have filipino ancestry I've been getting more and more into their food, my favourite to make so far is home made chicken or pork ramen noodle soup.

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  39. You have such an amazing view from your balcony, beautiful photo! I've never heard of these cakes before so thank you for sharing! they look yummy :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From The Blue

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  40. I covet that rain lily! What color. And what a sky!

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  41. That sky looks like a painting! Your comment about my vision-paintings was very encouraging! Most refrain from saying anything about it, except a neutral remark. I guess it's an unspoken privacy area?
    So, I am happy you did! Peppers, I used to eat the hotter ones, but lately I steer away from it, because of going to the bathroom:)

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  42. Uncle's Putu piring looks so unique...
    I believe its taste delicious...yummy.
    👍👍

    # I am following you, hope, you follow me as well.

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  43. I do love your pictures. Those pork chops look so good.

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  44. Nice Skywatch picture Veronica. And of course it's always fascinating to see your street food even though we have nothing like that in our part of Lancashire. Is that the real Stonehenge? I wonder when you went there.

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  45. Unas fotos variadas y muy bonitas. Me gusta mucho que enseñes las comidas. Me encanta el picante y tengo varios tipos de chiles plantados.
    Saludos

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  46. Fantastic pictures! I love the one from your balcony, and the putu piring cakes look amazing!

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  47. Hi, dear Veronica,
    I'm afraid Thai pepper is not for me. Jalapenos are enough for me. my husband likes it a little more spicy than me, he always buys a habanero sauce that he loves but is way too hot for me.
    I was wondering if you had only recently been to Stonehenge. I would have been astonished in times of Covid ...) I was there a long time ago and a VERY long time ago (so a total of 2 times ;-) - I think 1977 and 1987).
    The Taiwanese pork chops and putu piring both look delicious!
    All the best from Austria
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/italien-reisebericht-toskana-ankommen.html

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  48. Star of the monsoon is so beautiful, Veronica Lee, and that view from your balcony was so amazingly beautiful with such colors in the sky! The rice cakes looked so good and the video was interesting to see the process. Now, if only sampling could be done online😋 Stonehenge is a place we would like to see, one day.

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  49. Wonderful photos! I'm your new follower. May you follow me back? Thanks and have a nice day!

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  50. Very beautiful pictures, dear Veronica! Have a lovely day!
    xoxo Nadine

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  51. Great photos. That sunset is especially spectacular.

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  52. And what an interesting mixture Veronica thanks for sharing

    Have a phototastic 👍

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  53. Yikes, I don't know if I could handle the heat from that Thai Pepper, but those Taiwanese Pork Chops are calling for me. They look so good!!

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  54. Fascinating! Great shots and some foods I've never seen. The pork chops look fascinating - will have to check out the recipe.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-return-of-butterfly.html

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  55. Wow! Rain Lilies are beautiful. What a dramatic sky. Delicious food. That is a beautiful photo of Stonehenge. Oh, I am all too familiar with Thai chili, at least my poor mouth and stomach are :) Love your jumble of photos :)

    -Soma

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  56. putu piringblook like cookies dear

    oh the beautiful photo of the sky from your balcony make me dream about paradise ^^

    i like pinky moonson too ^^

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  57. Hi Veronica, beautiful pictures as always. I need to get back to Callanish some day to see the stone circle up there on the Western Isles. I'd also love to visit the Ring of Brodgar on the Shetlands. Have a good week.

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  58. That sky is wonderful. I have been to Stonehenge many times when I was younger. You could just go and walk among the stones back then with no restrictions. Now if I see it, it is because I am stuck in a traffic jam with everyone driving so slowly looking at the henge. We try avoid that road now.

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  59. So much to see. We find the sky fascinating and the food is always fun to see.

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  60. Love your stories, the amazing view from your house, the recipies. Great post!

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  61. And thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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