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Don't waste the last bit of jam (and almond butter).

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This is my favourite brand of jam:

There will always be some jam left at the base of the jar and on the inside of the walls. I hate to waste. So, I would fill the jar with water, cap the jar and shake vigorously (yah, I am a closet bar tender).

Voila! Atas looking fruit juice (with bits of real fruit)!
Update:  15 June 2016.
I haven't had any jam or peanut butter in a long time since I started on healthier eating.

Instead of peanut butter, I take almond butter which is a healthier alternative. Almond butter is pretty pricey but my health is worth it.

No matter how I scrape the inside and base of the jar, there will be always be a bit of almond butter left. What to do?

Scoop in some steamed rice and stir things up a bit.

Yummy almond butter rice.

Very little is wasted.
Voila! Have some almond butter rice for dessert!

Related post:
Waste not, want not, save lots.


Singapore Man of Leisure said...


I face-palm myself.

Don't know to give you a punch or to give you a hug...

If I didn't know better, I would have thought you had gone through WWII!?

Well, I guess we all have our own "weird, weird" habits.

That's what make us unique ;)

Whatever makes us happy!

AK71 said...


Face palm again? -.-"

WWII? Nah. Don't know about WWII but I am ready for WWIII. ;p

Be Happy. I also say. :D

Hayden Huang said...

Ew gross..

AK71 said...

Hi Hayden,

It is actually very nice leh. It is like making a drink from a cordial. Not gross at all. Must think out of the box, ok? ;p

coconut said...


AK, i can immagin your horse is very clean, no crocroch and rats for sure haha.

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

Why leh? Maybe, I am a hoarder and keep lots of junk because I don't like throwing things away? ;)

coconut said...

did i wrote horse, sorry, its "house" haha.

na, just kidding with you. but seiously, you are a hoarder?

it really strike me, we 2 are just too extreme on each side, my house is very empty cos i throw things and hate to see them idle around. if "they" don't function well and serve their purpose, out they go!

i also tell my children don't eat too much, throw them away and next time don't ask for too much food. its not the wastefulkness, its poor planning or greedy on our part! many a times, my wife and i will share food for one person cos its too big per serving.

coconut said...

i can't immagin we 2 living under one roof! one of us is not going to survive haha...

Gary said...


This jam is not cheap!

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

I think I was a "collector" in my younger days. LOL.

Generally, I don't hoard anything these days. Well, I do still collect things which are useful but I make sure they are useful. Don't ask me what they are. I just do it instinctively. Hard to recall. ;p

I must remember to thank the Lord when I pray before I go to bed tonight that we are not living under the same roof. I could easily have been murdered. -.-"

AK71 said...

Hi Gary,

I usually buy them when they are on special offer in NTUC Fairprice. Then, they are not so pricey.

Honestly, this brand makes the best jam ever for a fairly decent price. I love jams and, so, this is saying something.

OK, I am going to stop now. Otherwise, people might think this is an advertorial. ;p

AK71 said...

Oh, Gary, actually, it also made an appearance in an earlier blog post but it was a different fruit and well camouflaged:
See it?

Yummy! ;p

Matthew Seah said...

Hi AK,

Still got so much at the bottom of the jar...

I would roll a slice of bread or two and clean the inner wall of the jar

AK71 said...

Hi Matthew,

Would have worked with HERO or IXL brands. Impossible to do with this jar. It is relatively narrow in diameter and too deep. I tried. ;p

Cory said...

OMG ! AK you really .... ULTIMATE hahaha

I did that shake for my liquid detergent. But Jam ? hmmmm

AK71 said...

Hi Cory,

Liquid detergent or jam, we share the same motivation. We are two peas in a pod! ;p

coconut said...

AK! now i know how to start learning to be a good investor!!

start by hoarding, anything, newspaper, my house.

ofcos this is beginner stage, later i'll only "collect" those i think its useful, once i'm competent of doing it, man! i'm on the road to successful investing.

thats right, hoarding, why didn't i think of it?

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

You are in high spirits, I see. ;p

I used to collect stamps, erasers, bottle caps, marbles, stickers etc. when I was a boy.

In my teens, I collected books, comics, notes, coins, rocks etc. Imagine that.

As a young man, I collected ornaments, music CDs, VCD box sets, watches, travel knick knacks like bottles of sand from places I visited etc.

In the last few years, I told myself not to collect anything anymore. No space to store them! I think I am successful 9 out of 10 times.

Now, the only things I collect regularly are newspaper and magazine articles regarding finance and investment matters. These are sent for recycling once every few years once they are no longer useful.

Oh dear. I think I have rambled on too much. Growing older...

coconut said...

you forgotten to mention the more important thing, that is stocks, lots of it!

thats what i'm after, you think newspaper mah? haha

coconut said...

don't know why, ever since young i don't trust bueiness and people who run them, i feel they are very dishonest, they are after your money. that develop until now that i don't trust stocks. i always have doubt especially their financial statement, always try to hide something to make it look good.

i guess its a difficult huddle to cross, better start by collecting old newspaper first haha.

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

Aiyoh, I never thought of my stocks as a collection. LOL. You good! Now, I will have to rename my "investment portfolio" to "collection portfolio". ;p

coconut said...

trading is fun but there will come to a point that my fingers becomes "fat", my eyes blur and my mind can't function properly or fast enough, i can feel the urgency to do something fast, to learn new skill.

i recently did bot some stocks, guess what, half of them has gone since the bounce back haha. my trading and taking profit instinct are just too powerful haha.

for now, i'm just mentally preparing for the transistion from trading to investing.

AK71 said...

Well, coconut, you made money. It is never wrong to take profit or so the saying goes. ;)

I do a bit of trading from time to time but I am a lazy trader and not a very good one too. :(

coconut said...

i read about your chinaminzhong saga, you are a hell of a trader but you right, you aren't that passion (in trading) about it.

but you are a good trader whether you trade or not, you have to, thats a pre-requisit for being a good investor.

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

China Minzhong was one of two S-chips I got into in recent times. The other one was Sound Global. Seems that both are on the way to being delisted in a good way.

I like to think that I am a fairly good investor but I am realistic about my abilities. So, I would say that I am a fairly lucky investor.

Am I a good trader? I have an inkling that I could be a good trader but do I want to be a trader? Hmmm...

Why must a good investor be a good trader? Is Warren Buffett a good trader? I wonder.

coconut said...

a good trader has to buy low and sell high, a good investor, not those that buy with their eyes close, still got to buy low, although they rarely sell their holdings.

a good investor also must be a arbitrator (spreaders in trading terms) so that he knows which one to buy and which one to sell and still maintain his portfolio.

there are also money management issue, usually refer to as risk management in trading, they are logic are the same.

you want some more?

coconut said...

and i don't think its good to use luck as an excuse for your ability, if its is luck, then all good investor has luck, those who lost are unlucky?

its not luck you know that.

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

What is low and what is high? Always difficult to answer.

For example, I bought NeraTel at 42c. Then, I bought more at 60c to 63c. I bought high! Bad investor! :(

However, that turned out nicely. Now it is 75c. Lucky investor?

Another example, I bought Marco Polo Marine at 32c to 37c. Then, I bought more at 41.5c and 42c. I bought high! Bad investor! :(

Now, it is at 40c. Unlucky investor?

Another example, I bought Old Chang Kee at 26c, iirc. I sold half at 57c! Sold high! Good investor! :D

Now, it is at 67c. So, lucky investor or unlucky? I cannot decide.

The list goes on. LOL.

I still say that luck plays a part in how successful we are in trading or investing. ;p

coconut said...

ok you win!

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

Nah, I am not trying to win anything here. I am just thinking aloud as to whether a good trader is a pre-requisite to being a good investor like you said.

In the case of NeraTel and Old Chang Kee, I didn't sell the former but I sold some of the latter as their prices went higher.

A true blue and good investor would have held on and not sold even at higher prices because these are good stocks to own. Their share prices went higher and because I traded (i.e. sold) some of my stock in Old Chang Kee, I lost out. With NeraTel, I held on, bought more and gained more.

With Marco Polo Marine, however, I didn't trade. I held on and, just like in the case of NeraTel, I bought more at higher prices. However, in this case, the share price went down much lower before bouncing back to where it is now. Because I did not trade (i.e. sell), I failed to lock in gains.

Just like how I keep saying we must understand our motivations for being invested, we must know if we are a trader or an investor and act accordingly. Otherwise, we are going to get very confused.

Often, when we don't know what to do or when we hesitate, it is because we are not sure of what we are and what we want. :)

coconut said...

ya, it is, i'm very confident it is.

ofcos not all your trade/invest turn out to be good, my trading too, lots of losses. so what?

bottom line is, know and confident of what you are doing, be it right or wrong. and that bottom line tells everything.

AK71 said...

Hey, coconut, ok, you win! :)

See, I should have stopped when I was ahead! A good lesson for me. ;p

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