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Lemonade with salted plums recipe.

Kuala Lumpur seems to be experiencing some kind of heat wave recently. The weather is so bloody hot! The other day the temperature on my car’s dashboard was reading 42 degrees Celsius?

What the hell…I warm my plates in the oven at 40-50 degrees and I still need oven gloves to handle them!

It’s so warm I really don’t feel like doing anything other than hanging out in the nude with the air-conditioner switched on full blast while sipping lemonade with salted plum.

Speaking of my lemonade with salted plum, it is currently my favourite drink! Tangy, sweet, slightly salty and fizzy, my mouth waters thinking about it.

I feel rather shy posting this because all you need to know what to do is open a can and hold a spoon….

The ingredients:

  • Wet salted plums (you can get them from asian stores)
  • Lemonade (you can use Sprite or 7UP though I highly recommend Bitter Lemon because it’s way more awesome)

# – Yeap, there are only two ingredients for this thirst quencher!

# – These are how wet salted plums look like. They are preserved in some kind of brine.

# – First, drop in two salted plums into a glass. Bruise them with a fork.

# – The plums looking a bit mashed up…

# – Then put in two tablespoons of the salted plums’ brine into the glass. You can choose to omit this step but I really like the taste of the tart and salty juice.

# – Next, open the can of lemonade and pour everything in.

# – Stir….

# – Lastly, top with ice.

# – Lemonade with salted plum, DONE!

# – I could drink this all the time…

I think I’m going to make one now. Oh wait….I just finished a glass 10 minutes ago. Urgh, I don’t care, I’m going to make another glass. I’m hot.

I think I’ll be okay with this crazy heat as long as I get my lemonade and salted plums fix.

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# – Hada Labo.

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In conjunction with the launch of the Retinol Lifting + Firming Range, I was invited to a workshop to learn about this latest range of products from Hada Labo.

# – Testing out some of the Retinol Lifting + Firming products.

There, I learnt that they contain only the finest and purest ingredients without any unnecessary additives, colourant, alcohol, fragrances and mineral oils. Being a sufferer of atopic eczema (which means I have terribly sensitive skin), this was definitely music to my ears!

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