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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

From The Garden To My Dining Table

All my edible plants are grown in pots because I do not have much space in my garden. The most I grow is 2 to 3 pots of each type of edibles. Since they are grown in pots, they cannot produce much. Sometimes a single harvest is enough for a plate of vegetable for our dinner. Sometimes, I will accumulate 1 or 2 days of harvest to cook a plate or I will mix together whatever I can harvest from the garden. Below is one example of my home cooked dinners using whatever greens I have harvested for that day.
 2 pieces of fried fish, fried fish paste, and blanched home grown vegetables.
 I grow potato leaves in 2 small pots.
 I used the cut stems from each harvest to regrow the potato leaves.
Just loosen the the soil and stick the cut stems into the soil. New leaves will grow from the stems and very soon a new batch of tender leaves can be harvested for dinner.
 That morning, I also havested these winged beans and red okras. I added these to the potato leaves to get a plate of blanched greens.
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What I cooked for one of my dinner.
2 pieces of fried fish with some home made spicy sambal paste added on to the fish. The spicy sambal paste consists of fresh chilies and curry leaves from my garden.
 Home fried fish paste. Paste bought from the mini market.
These were eaten with sweet sour Thai chili sauce.
Blanched home grown vegetables consisting of sweet potato leaves, winged beans and red okras. When cooked the red okra turned pale green. When tender, there is no need to peel the leaves stalks. For this dish, I sprinkled some fried spicy sambal (dry version given by a friend) on to the vegetables.
Some mornings, the harvest is small just like the above.
The black seed pod will yield seeds for future planting.

A timely Bible verse to remind myself:

The person who does the planting or watering isn't very important,
but God is important because He is the One who makes things grow.
(1 Corinthians 3:7, The Living Bible-TLB)

52 comments:

  1. Homegrown food are fresher and therefore more delicious than those bought in supermarkets, and you know that it is safe to eat and free from chemical spray. The fun thing is you just go to the garden and think of your menu right there and then - without spending addition petrol and time in getting into the car to go shopping ;) You're so blessed in Malaysia because you can grow food all year long too! Keep enjoying your garden Nancy:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie! Thank God for the garden too and blessing the plants and produce. Our menu is set by what we get from the garden.

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  2. Those potato leaves are looking really great. Homemade meals are the best.

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  3. I love to eat blanched vegetables just like that.

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    1. Can taste the natural sweetness of the fresh vegetables.

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  4. How wonderful to eat freshly harvested vegetables!

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  5. love it! <3
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  6. ...you can't get any fresher than that!

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  7. Tu cosecha se ve estupenda y todos los platos muy ricos, besos.

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  8. You are certainly very creative and the consumption of homegrown vegetables wil contribute greatly to your health and well being.

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    1. Thank you, David! I love vegetables and must have vegetables as often as possible.

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  9. Hello Nancy!
    How lucky you are to have freshly harvested vegetables from your garden! Lovely pictures!
    The fried fish and the vegetable salad looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely evening!
    Dimi...

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  10. Blessed is your family who can enjoy your harvest. Fish and fresh vegetables, your homecooked meal is very healthy indeed.

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    1. Only for hubby and I. The boys are working away from home.

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  11. Nothing better than fresh from your own garden. I'm guessing it was all delicious.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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  12. Muy buena cosecha. La comida se ve sabrosa .Besitos.

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  13. Stuffs made from home grown vegetables is always good. Interesting to see winged beans and red okras!

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan! Winged beans is common but not the red okras.

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  14. You are amazing what you grow in a small space. You are certainly very successful it seems. Keep well Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Enjoying my hobby and the fruit of my labour.

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  15. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  16. They are very fancy looking. Your bible verse is perfect for today!

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  17. It is always nice to have homegrown food.. :)

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    1. As long as the plants keep on producing, I will get to enjoy.

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  18. Hola guapa! Te acabo de conocer, me gustaría que nos siguiéramos por GFC. Te espero en mi blog.
    Besos!

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  19. It's so wonderful and inspiring that you grow so much yourself.

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  20. How wonderful to grow your own food! Hubby grows some veggies each year and they taste so much better than those from the store.

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  21. Not a bad harvest at all. You can still feed 2 people. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! A bit of this and that to make up a plate.

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  22. We are so cold, snowy, and having rain today. Our growing season is way too short! I'm happy to enjoy yours.

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