Okay, I openly confess that I am addicted to porn, lime porn that is haha…I just can’t seem to have enough of them lately, partly because of my newly formed company, Zesty Concepts, which got me started on a series of photographs related to different types of citrus and their zests. Lime green is the corporate colour of Zesty Concepts, and I absolutely adore lime now! They are so full of vibrancy and energy, and the colour of the fruit and leaves is absolutely refreshing and eye-pleasing.
Kaffir lime leaves is a key ingredient used to make the famous and spicy Thai tom yam soup, it has a distinct and unique citrus flavour and aroma, which is not replaceable with any other lime leaves. The leaves are also widely used in other Thai, Indochinese, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine.
Traditionally, the fruit of the kaffir lime has been used to improve skin and hair follicle growth. I’ve also heard Malaysians using it in the bath water for anti-bacterial function. Extracts and essential oil from the fruit are gaining popularity in aromatherapy.
So what did I do with the fruit after taking photos? I used it in my bath water and rubbed the rind on the skin…smelling fresh and feeling rejuvenated! 🙂
So feast your eyes on my kaffir lime series today….plucked fresh from the tree of my friend’s garden! Thanks Melanie!
All photos naturally lit, and shot using my signature Canon TS 90 mm f/2.8 lens. All photos have been slightly edited with Photoshop (only levels and contrast adjusted).
Also showcased here is an old photo from my archives, tom yam soup cooked with kaffir lime leaves (from my backyard):