The power of turmeric and fruit to make a refreshing drink . better than drinking Coca Cola


The Summer time here in Hong Kong is so hot and humid! I used to drink hot or warm water, but that becomes a bit too hard in Summer time. Sometimes it’s just so refreshing to have a glass of ice water! But for my husband, he always prefer a touch of taste, we used to have some Coke, packs of ice tea or juice inside the fringe. Of course, it is not that healthy to drink those all the time, too much sugar and some sort of unknown chemicals.

Last Sunday, while I was preparing the dinner, my husband suddenly jump inside the kitchen and need to make this drink, like right now. He said he just watched Jaime Olivier doing that on TV, orange peel with all the juice in, then lemon peel with all the juice in as well, and one tea spoon of turmeric powder, that’s it! We tried but maybe a bit too much of turmeric, so we made another one with less turmeric, just a few shake, yeah and it tastes fantastic and refreshing! So, from now on we decided to drink this and stopped buying any soda. Turmeric for sure is doing something good to our body, as everyone starting to realise how good and powerful turmeric is, together with orange and lemon which contain a lot of vitamins, it is not wrong to have this as a regular drink instead of Coca Cola.

The other day, I was helping to host this event in office, as I am one of the committee of the Green Team in our company. Instead of serving soda, I suggested to have drinks with different kind of fruits, which is going to fit the theme better. Of course one of the key highlight was this drink, but I’ve also created few others in order to provide some varieties. The second one I’ve made was with cucumber slices, lemon wedges and juice with turmeric powder. The third one simply with only lemon and orange slices. The forth one with strawberries and cucumber slices, and the last jug with strawberries and lemon slices. Everyone were so happy to try them out, some of them were even trying every single one to see how different the taste is, just like a wine tasting. Few of them came to me and would like to know how to make this highlighted drink, and they said for sure they are going to try this out at home!

I feel great to share this idea around and now we are having this drink everyday instead of drinking soda, which for sure I believe it’s much more healthy. Well, at least I feel much more refreshing!

Having a glass of Sangria to cheer up myself on a working Sunday


It’s not a good feeling that you have to work over the weekend, work life balance is somewhat hard to achieve here in Hong  Kong. I try hard not to work over the weekend, but sometimes you just could not avoid it. It took me few hours to convince myself and move my arse, sitting in front of the computer and start working.

It would be nice to have a glass of something to keep me company, since it’s already 5 o’clock, perfect time for a cocktail. Or I would consider its already a bit late, as we should start drinking during brunch on a Sunday.

Sangria is something good to have during Summer time, that fruity sweety feel would just cheer you up in a hot Summer time, bring me back the feeling of watching sunset at the Cafe del Mar in Ibiza… day dreaming….

How to make a Sangria? It’s pretty simple. All you need is fruit, rum, brown sugar, orange juice or juice that you like and red wine. The most important thing is, the Sangria has to been cold enough. So, I would suggest, the trick is to keep all  the ingredients in the fringe for at least one or two hours before making the Sangria. In that way, you can make sure the drink will be chill enough. On the other hand, you better get a 1 Litre container or pitcher that can fit into your fringe, so that you can keep the ready made one always chill before you can finish it.

First of all, chop half orange and half apple into small cubes and place them into the pitcher. You can add or change to the kind of fruits that you like, but somehow the apple and orange kind of balance out the taste. Add 4 teaspoon of brown sugar into the pitcher and kind of smash them and mix them for one minute, then pour 80ml of rum into it, and mix them well. Then, add 200ml of orange juice into it, or the kind of juice that you like, something mixed like orange & passion fruit, mandarin & mango will also works well. Finally, add a full bottle of 750ml red wine into the pitcher, of course no need to use a nice bottle of red wine. Just something cheap and cheerful that will do. I like to serve it with more ice cubes, in order to have the really cool and chill feeling.

Cheers~~~