4 fun ways to decorate with coat hooks in Jakarta

Selamat pagi dan Selamat hari Jumat! ... Good morning and happy Friday! Today's post is not really 'all about' coat hooks ... it is 'mostly about' what I display on them. Below is the story of FOUR things you might find displayed on the wall in my house; some favourite things from my travels in Indonesia, a mix of cultural treasures, some special things Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #8

We are regularly asked if we have ever experienced difficulties in deriving new ideas for blog posts.. and our unanimous response is Never! Jakarta is such a diverse and interesting city that we seem to identify a new story at every turn. Certainly for our Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta series, we have a waiting list of coffee spots which will Continue Reading

How to make Ibu Mina’s pandan chiffon cake : bolu pandan

When I moved to Indonesia I started seeing green! and I'm not referring to the tropical landscape. I'm talking about cakes and bread! ... green cakes and green bread! The source was pandan, a tropical plant with long palm-like leaves and a distinct nutty flavour. This week Jo and I had the pleasure of being shown how to make a 'green cake' ... a Continue Reading