Friday, 29 April 2016

Double boil Orange Remedy (寒咳)

I caught some bugs during my March holiday, just 2 days before I ended all girls' trip and it took me a long time to get well.  

Just before I can shake off that cough bug, I caught it once again during the FHA and this time, I even had fever.   So more or less, my cough lasted nearly a month!

Finally I went to consult TCM as the antibiotics were giving me cold sweat.  According to him, I still have that heat element in my body and that explains the fever but yet I am having cold cough (寒咳).

After 2 doses of herbal medicine, now at least I don’t feel that I am trapped with the fever but that naggy cough still persist.  Was too busy to go down to the TCM to queue.

I decided to give this old recipe, that was circulating as far back as in 2012, a try, Double Boil Orange remedy.  After all, I don't think will have side effect with just an orange.

Guess what, after a dose, my phlegm seems to dislodge from my respiratory tract and I am no longer coughing that much!

So today, I went ahead to prepare another portion, just to ensure that I am healed completely.

Give this a try if you are experiencing persistent cough with phlegm that is white.  If your phlegm is green, then please go see a doctor!

Disclaimer: this works for me but if you are suffering from chronic respiratory problem, please consult doctor.

What you need:

1 orange
1 + ½ tsp salt


Soak the orange with 1 tsp of salt and water.  This is to remove whatever is coated in the orange.

Scrub clean.

Cut the top off, approx 1" from the stem tip.

Place orange in a bowl.  

Put ½ tsp salt on the orange.

Slit the orange as much as possible for it to release the juice.  You can use either chopstick but I used a knife.  Make sure orange is not puncture on the bottom.

Place bowl with orange in a pot of water.  

Cover the orange with the "orange cover".

Turn on heat and let it double boil for 10 mins.  

Remove and squeeze out the juice. (I did not take the pulp)

Drink the warm juice.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Quick and Easy Smore

Though it is so hot and humid, I am glad that it has been raining nearly every day and the dry spell seems to be over. 

I bought a packet of marshmallow on impulse the other day.  Perhaps I was thinking how my girl used to stuff her two cheeks with marshmallows and call herself a bunny. 

This was so easy and I love the idea of not having to scrub my plate after this treat.

A quick and easy treat to serve on impromptu.

Now let's dig into this Quick and Easy Smore treat. 

What you need:

Chocolate (any chocolate of your choice)
Graham biscuit


Preheat airfryer to 170°C.

Crush Graham biscuit and coat the bottom of the serving dish evenly.  

Pour a layer of chocolate onto the cookie layer.  Spread it out evenly.

Place marshmallow over it as show.

Bake for 4 - 5 mins or until golden brown.

Serve immediately.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Frozen Yogurt Pop

I guess it is because of global warming getting worse, the weather has been terribly humid and the temperature has reached a all-time high.  Lucky for us, we still are still bless with occasional down pour.

I am also glad that the school is being realistic and allow the girls to wear their PE tees to keep cool.

As it is close to exam period, most CCA activities are halted, with little one being home in the afternoon, I thought a Frozen Yogurt Pop will be nice as a snack in between study break.

For me, I can't wait for my cough to go away so that I can suck on these lollies!

Are you looking forward to weekends?  or are you busy preparing your kiddo for the mid year exam?

Just stay hydrate and take care.

What you need:

1 punnet Blueberries/Strawberries
1 tub Greek yogurt


Pour half tub of Greek yogurt into a blender.

Add in blueberries/strawberries

Add honey according to the sweetness level you preferred.

Blitz and fill into the pop bag.

Tied with rubber band and freeze overnight.

Note: These pop bag can be purchase from SKP.