Remember my joy at re-discovering mugwort or Ai Ye atop a hill in Balik Pulau?
Well, guess what?
I am growing them in my garden now.
The recent rainy weather has helped. The plants are flourishing.
And mugwort is a plant that keeps on propagating too. Each time I pluck off the leaves, I stick its stem back into the earth or pot of soil and the stem soon starts growing!
I love making omelette with mugwort leaves. There's something about the distinct fragrance of this plant that I crave.
I also am a big believer that if I crave something, my body is telling me I need the nutrients in that particular type of food. So I go ahead and indulge myself.
Still I find that my own mugwort leaves aren't as pungent as the ones my mom-in-law grows in her garden in Kuching. It must be the weather!
|Ai Ye or mugwort plants happily growing in my garden|
Anyway, when my mugwort plants start to grow all over, I start plucking the leaves and storing them in the fridge. No point letting them grow old and tough.
|Plucked Ai Ye or mugwort leaves ready to be stored in the fridge|