My Breast Cancer Scare

Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly with Goji Berries

We’ve been having a lot of fun with all our jellies in the Royal Selangor “Get Your Jelly On” challenge. It’s also been crazy, what with full-time work, cooking, and then clearing up, getting the kids to bed and THEN making jellies. We certainly need our heads bonked for taking up this challenge to make jellies and blog about them EVERYDAY!

However, there is a reason for the insanity. It’s a worthwhile cause. It supports breast cancer and this is a disease that hits a LOT of women. We certainly know of it firsthand as Nate’s mom was diagnosed with this just a few years ago. We are thankful that she is now in remission and we continue to pray for her to stay that way.

As for myself, I wanted to share a story with you of my own personal experience.

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White Coffee Konnyaku Recipe

Today’s Jellyriffic “Get Your Jelly On” Challenge entry will give you a real kick!

White Coffee Konnyaku

White Coffee Konnyaku

Yesterday’s Sirap Selasih Konnyaku Recipe was all about taking a favorite drink and jellifying it. With today’s White Coffee Konnyaku, we’re going old school…or should I say “Old Town”, as in Ipoh.

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Sirap Selasih (Rose Syrup with holy basil seeds) Konnyaku Jelly Recipe

Rose Syrup - Biji Selasih Konnyaku Cones

When Nate and I first discussed taking part in Royal Selangor’s “Get Your Jelly On” challenge, we were not sure if we could blog every day for a whole month. I was more uncertain of creating jellies for a whole month.

If you are a long-time follower of our blog, you will have noticed that I hardly make jellies. There was only one recipe on our blog for Rainbow Jello and that was it. It’s not that I don’t make jellies, it’s that most of the time, I just use ready made jelly powders and serve it once it’s firm. There’s nothing much to blog about that.

However, now that we’ve been challenged to do this, it’s been quite fun brain-storming ideas on what we can do with these molds. We’ve been thinking about all types of different ways to use the molds (and some of them include non-jelly recipes). Generally, I figured that anything that is good to drink is probably also good to eat as a jelly. As I thought of that, I wanted to try making this particular jelly–Sirap Selasih or Rose syrup with holy basil seeds.

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"Michael Jackson" Agar-Agar Recipe

“If you’re thinkin’ of being my brother / It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white”

Soy Milk Cincau Michael Jackson Agar-Agar

Many years ago when we had come back to Malaysia for one of our semi-annual visits, Nate and I were out for lunch one day. It was a hot day and Nate was feeling like a refreshing cold drink of soy bean milk mixed with grass jelly (cincau). I don’t recall where exactly we had gone for lunch (though I believe it was Bibi Chik in Petaling Jaya), but what I do recall with great clarity was what the wait person said when we ordered the drink:

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