January 6, 2012

The simple life

I have been a bit busy catching up with family and friends, and haven’t been drawing or painting. So, for Paint Party Friday, here are pieces I completed in Tai O Fishing Village in Hong Kong mid last year.

House in Fishing Village

A skinny 4 storey house. The top (green section) of this house was used as a laundry room.

House in Fishing Village

I wonder if this was a house. It resembled a surf rescue station. It was low tide, so there was no water below the house/building.

House in Fishing Village

A beautiful old house which I think can be restored into a very lovely place.

 

Now to a totally unrelated topic…

Arrowroot Chips.

Chinese New Year is celebrated in Malaysia in late January.  My Mom and Sis-In-Law were busy in the kitchen making arrowroot chips, which is a popular snack made for the festival.

Arrowroot Chips

I help a little, but I was also taking photographs. Here is the finished product (above) which is crunchy and stores very well in airtight containers. If you are curious about how it is made, keep scrolling down. It is quite easy.

Arrowroot Peeling arrowroot

The arrowroot bulbs were washed and their skin peeled.

Slicing Arrowroot Arrowroot slices

When using a slicer like the one above, leave the arrowroot stalks intact to be used as a handle while slicing.

Frying Arrowroot chips

Without adding any flavour, the slices were then deep fried in oil (I guess you can add some flavour if you like, but in this case, none was used).

 Arrowroot chips

All done.

Happy Weekend.

14 comments:

Kim, USA said...

I love your sketches very beautiful! And that arrowroots that looks healthy chips no preservative added ^_^ Happy New Year!

origa-me said...

Nothing like the food mum makes!

NatashaMay said...

Wow! Amazing sketches! :)

diane b said...

Third time lucky I hope. Blogger threw me out while trying to comment. I had to sign in again. Great paintings as usual. The chips look delicious and easy to make. I have never heard of them before.

LĂșcia said...

I like the second sketch and its colourful flags!
The chips look delicious, I'd love to try!
Have a good weekend Evelyn! ;-)

L.W.Roth, said...

I am both a chip lover and lover of architectural drawings. These are fun Evelyn. The top drawing with the laundry room caught my fancy. Obviously, they too don't have a laundry chute. This laundress thinks they're a must have and wishes every Monday that she had one.

nelleke said...

mmmmm, they look so good!

stardust said...

Happy New Year! I always love your sketches, Evelyn. You draw and paint anything so nice! The third house is beautiful. Arrowroot chips are new to me, looks delicious.

Wish you a creative (as usual), healthy, and exciting 2012!

Yoko

Viola said...

Very fascinating and beautiful houses and so nicely drawn by you!! =) I just love the first one, with the laundry on the roof! =)

WoW- thanks so much for the recipe, I'll try it one day! Now I really got querious of the taste!! =)

Best regards from Viola! :)

Viola said...

First I thought it's a kind of mushrooms.. after having googled it, I understand it's not.. of course, it's a root :)) and I don't know if it can be bought in my country.. I'll examine it.. :))

Thanks anyway! :)

deepazartz said...

Beautiful sketches...lively.
Arrowroot chips are quite famous in our part of India, back home.
Happy New Year!

Kaori said...

Well, I know what I'm doing this weekend! That looks delish! And I love your drawings...the buildings are wonderful :D

Kala said...

Wishing you much happiness in the new year Evelyn!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Gung hay fat choi! A little late, I'm afraid. Wishing you happiness in the year ahead. Your sketches are beautiful as always, Evelyn.
Janice.

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