How to make Lidah Kucing cookies for this Eid holiday

Ask any Indonesian what their favourite biscuit is for Idul Fitri (or any special celebration for that matter), and without hesitation you’ll hear, ‘Nastar!’, ‘Kaastengel!’, ‘Putri Salju!’, 'Kue Semperit!’ and ‘Lidah Kucing!’. These biscuits clearly are the favourites of Indonesia. And as these cookies are being named, you’ll also detect a hint of nostalgia Continue Reading

The holiday season all wrapped up, Jakarta style

wrapping

Hello there! With the holiday season drawing increasingly near, we know you are busy, so this week we're keeping it brief with a simple holiday gift wrapping idea. I'm the worst gift wrapper in my household ... paper, tape and neat corners are not my forte, so I often turn to beautiful fabric to get the job done. I love that you can use a simple square of Continue Reading

How to make fresh flowers last longer in Jakarta

‘How to make fresh flowers last longer in Jakarta’ was inspired by our perennial love of gorgeous blooms and foliage and our weekly ‘fresh flower buying’ routines,. For Jo and I, flowers are an essential home decor item, but they also represent much more. The simple habit of visiting our local flower markets or ‘pasar bunga’ has become a significant part of Continue Reading