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Homemade Drinks

Strawberry Soya Milk
Strawberry Soya Milk

The weather has been really hot lately. The haze has made a return and the PSI has been hovering within the moderate to unhealthy range. The forest fires in Indonesia  have caused the pollution and it doesn’t seem to be clearing anytime soon.

To combat the heat I have been making different drinks at home for the kids. They love drinking soya milk and I’ve recently started making our own at home.

Black Soya Milk
Black Soya Milk

I soak the organic soya beans over night before blending them to a fine pulp. After blending  water is added to the mixture and boiled in a pot before it is strained.

Freshly made soya bean milk chilling in the fridge
Freshly made soya bean milk chilling in the fridge

It takes roughly an hour for the whole process but it’s well worth the effort as you get soya bean milk which is preservative and chemical free.  You can also adjust the level of sweetness and even have the drink sugar free.

You don’t really need to have a soyabean  milk maker . All that is needed is a blender and a muslin bag and you have all the equipment that you need to make soyabean milk.

Have you made any homemade drinks lately?

 

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Birthday Celebrations Tiger Girl Style

Grilled chicken with fries for lunch
Grilled chicken with fries for lunch

Tiger girl turned 4 years old last Friday. She didn’t have any celebrations this year in school with her classmates as it was the week long school holidays. We had a small celebration for her and went out for lunch and dinner that day.

Our first stop was at JCube where we met up with my mom for lunch and we bought Tiger girl her birthday cake.

The strawberry birthday cake
The strawberry birthday cake

The little girl was reluctant to cut her cake as she was more interested to go swimming  then eating cake. As you can see from the photo above it looked more like we were celebrating Monkey boy’s birthday then Tiger girl’s.

Tiger girl happy after swimming
Tiger girl happy after swimming

Tiger girl was finally all smiles when we took her to the pool for a dip. She had been bugging me the whole day to go swimming and was really happy when we finally got to the pool.

The frog slide
The frog slide

Tiger girl went countless times down this slide .  This was the highlight for her at the swimming pool we visited. She love climbing up from the back and sliding down the frog’s yellow tongue.

I guess that it must be really exhilarating for for the adrenaline junkie in her to be on such a slide. The pool was relatively empty as it was a weekday so she she could play until she was totally exhausted.

Japanese food for dinner
Japanese food for dinner

That night Tiger girl was absolutely famished as she could finish the entire portion of food that she ordered for herself.  She is eating as much as her brothers and we now need to order an extra adult portion instead of a kids meal for her.

How do your kids celebrate their birthdays?

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