What OLIVIA's staff got up to at home – Part 2
Here is part 2 of what the staff at Olivia got up to at home during level 3.
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Sharon - Marketing Assistant
I spent my time during this lockdown trying out different cocktail recipes. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients at home and I was able to get a few things before level 3 started. My favourite cocktail is an Aperol Spritz. This a super refreshing and fruity cocktail from Italy which is perfect for the warmer season. Just mix Aperol, Prosecco, club soda and a slice of orange and enjoy!
Lindsay- Albany sales team
I went online and found this chocolate chip cookie recipe and I've just been obsessed with making cookies since then. They are so chewy inside and crispy outside. Just a quick tip: one of my favourite ingredients to use in the kitchen is browned butter. It adds a toasted somewhat nutty note to both sweet and savoury recipes that can make a major difference in taste.
Hyunjung - Graphic Designer
I enjoy doing crochet to pass time. One of the things I made during level 3 is a crochet market bag that was really easy to make and looks really cute. I love doing crochet because it's very relaxing and you get to experiment with different colours and designs. It can be a long and intricate process but it is worth it in the end once you have your finished product.
Aorist - Newmarket sales team
Apartment living shouldn’t be a reason for you to miss out on some beautiful plants especially for those who love to garden but don’t have the opportunity to because they are limited by no lawn space or a smaller living area. As long as you’re able to give plants adequate light and care, plants make great additions to any apartment. I keep my plants pretty and healthy in my apartment by placing the plants that require more light by that window to get the sunlight. I also mist them with water everyday to make sure they don't dry out. Depending on the plant, I water my plants once a week and wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to get rid of the dust and shine my beautiful plants with leaf shine spray.
Tara - Director
During level 3 lockdown, I was able to spend more time growing and looking after my small garden. My favourite thing to plant in my garden are scallions, otherwise known as spring onions. They are relatively easy to plant and they flourish within a few months. When planting spring onions, it is important to plant it in high quality soil and water it frequently, but careful not to over-water. They make such a great addition to any dish, especially Korean dishes which frequently garnish with spring onions. I like to add some spring onions to Soondubu, a spicy Korean tofu stew.