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Monday, 26 February 2018

Gardening & Home Cooked Dinner.

For the past whole week, I have been busy working in my garden. I have to discard some of plants that were not doing well and keep those that are healthy and easy to look after. There are also plants that needed trimming or cutting back and the cuttings to pass over to a friend.
This yellow Plumeria or yellow Frangipani is one of my favourite plants in my garden.
Although I grow it in a pot, it can grow very tall to almost touching the porch awning. 
I shortened the plant to about 1.5 feet. In fact this is the second time I have shortened the plant. The cuttings were all given to a friend who has a big compound to plant them.
 After a few weeks, new branches will start to grown.
This picture was taken the first time I shortened the plant.
So sad that this beautiful Plumeria plant has again been infected with rust disease or rust fungus. It is a kind of yellow powder that sticks to the underside of the leaves. I balded the whole plant twice but couldn't seem to get rid of the rust fungus. I finally gave the plant to a friend who wanted to adopt it.
 I finally had a chance to cut back the branches of this hibiscus plant after all the buds have flowered.
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There are still meat and vegetable stocked up in my fridge so I have to be diligent in home cooking.
 Made another round of roast pork belly. We love the crunchy skin.
I used the Green Amaranth (yeen choy) from my garden to boil soup with dried shrimp and egg.
 I steamed some briyani rice to eat with roast pork and soup.

Next is your question about eating food that has been sacrificed to idols.

On this question everyone feels that only his answer is the right one!

But although being a "know-it-all" makes us feel important,

what is really needed to build the church is love.

(1 Corinthians 8:1, The Living Bible-TLB)

66 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers! And I am drooling over those roasted pork belly!

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  2. ...Plumeria is a favorite, I've never seen the red one.

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  3. I don't think Plumeria grows here. The petals look thick, and are beautiful and exotic.

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  4. P.S. The soup looks awesome, so good for a cold night like it is here.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! Soup is also good for warm nights.

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  5. You have such green thumbs!! I am planning on working in our gardens this week. I stll have to clean up the remains of last year's vegetable garden! We are so far behind! Last year we started off early and then spent so much time at the ranch that we lost control of the spring growth and it looked like a jungle when we got back. Then, after babying everything and watering like crazy - everything pretty much died in August - as it does every year!
    I do so love seeing all your pretty plants!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Hope your garden will be blooming soon!

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  6. Gardening is a lot of work but very satisfying.

    Oh my. Roasted pork. So yummy looking.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia! I love yellow flowers too!

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  8. Hola Nancy, preciosas tus plantas, la Plumiera es realmente bonita. La comida como siempre un aspecto muy rico. Un beso.

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  9. Such beautiful flowers and the roast pork belly looked delicious.

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  10. Ah! I always admire your lovely flowers. I must really try roasting the pork at home :)

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! I love my home made roast pork better than bought ones.

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  11. You have beautiful flowers in the garden and take care of them. The dish from the first photo looks great. Regards.

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  12. Hello Nancy, your flowers are all beautiful. Lovely plants and photos.
    I hope you have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Have a happy day!

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  13. You garden is beautiful. Your food is most delicious looking too. I love to eat at home. It's most comfortable.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! Have been cooking to finish the stock in my fridge! Lol!

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  14. Love Frangipani, we had masses of the in Africa but far too cold for them here :-(
    I bought a whole pork belly the other day and froze it in sections, will probably have some tomorrow :-) Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I too freeze the meat in sections.

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  15. The yellow frangipani is so lovely

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  16. Vegetables from own garden is the best!

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  17. Such good things to eat, i need lunch now.

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  18. The frangipani blossom is a delicate beauty!
    I love the crunchy skin of roast meat also!

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  19. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty! Have a great week too!

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  20. MMMM dinner looks wonderful -- you are obviously a great cook. Frangipani is a such a wonderful fragrance. Lovely to have it in you garden.

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  21. Las flores están preciosas. Buena tarde.

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  22. What a beautiful garden. Brilliant colors Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  23. In my neighbourhood Frangipanis are grow as tree and its really nice to see it in short form. Love the hibiscus, striking in yellow!

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  24. Those yellow flowers are so cheery!

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  25. Looks really interesting! Thanks a lot for the post)

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  26. Didn't know plumerias can be growm from cuttings... since they're pretty expensive at the nursery.

    Wow to your roast pork, and you sliced it up so evenly too!

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