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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

We Had Chicken Wings For Dinner

We reached the park early but others were earlier than us. After our 3rd rounds, the sky was beginning to light up.
 7:00 am - dark cloud looming over us.
I took this snapshot with the spotlight on my left.
 About 20 minutes later, most of the dark clouds were gone.
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For dinner, I had marinated 8 pieces of chicken wings the night before and kept them in the fridge.
 Roast chicken wings
 Soupy Malabar Spinach (home grown) with dried prawns and egg.
We had these 2 dishes for dinner - no rice, no noodle.
 Pink Showers (Mexican Petunia).
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The following photos were taken at the National Museum.
 Rubber Tapping
All natural rubber originates in the Hevea brasiliensis. Rubber tapping is the process by which rubber is gathered. A tapper starts the trek around the plantation before dawn, as early as 2 am. The coolness of the early morning air encourages the latex to flow thus improving the yield. Tapping will continue until late morning. At each tree a special tapping knife is used to shave off the thinnest possible layer from the intact section of bark. Care must be taken not to cut too deep, nor too thick as this will reduce the productive life of the tree.
If done skillfully, this tapping panel will yield latex for up to 5 years. Then the opposite side will be tapped allowing this side to heal over. The spiral allows the latex to run down to a collecting cup attached to the tree. By noon or early afternoon, the latex will have stopped flowing. The tapper returns a few hours later and empty the latex into tin containers. The tins of latex will be carried back to a small collection centre before they are been transported to the factory. (Notes taken from National Museum).


He turned the desert into pools of water and

the parched ground into flowing springs;

there he brought the hungry to live,

and they founded a city where they could settle.

(Psalm 107:35-36, New International Version-NIV)

46 comments:

  1. I agree that the two dishes are enough for dinner, no need rice nor noodles. You are so diligent to wake up so early every day to exercise.

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    1. I used to struggle to get up early. But now it has become a habit. Sometimes I am already up even before the alarm goes off.

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  2. ...Nancy, your images of the rubber tapping and the description is so interesting. It's a bit like the pineapple workers who worked the fields here on Maui. Thanks for stopping by and teaching something new!

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  3. my fav chicken wings!!! sometimes it's great to just have the dishes without rice!

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    1. I am thinking of getting some chicken wings again.

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  4. Interesting about the rubber tapping and great photos. Your dinner would have been just the right amount for me and the chicken wings look delicious. Have a good day, Diane

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  5. It has been a while I buy and cook malabar spinach. I like it stir fried with anchovies.

    Roasted chicken wings, I like that too.

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    1. I like, I don't stir fry with anchovies because hubby doesn't like it.

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  6. The chicken wings look lipsmackingly delicious!

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  7. That first sky shot is ominous...and I love it. The chicken wings look delicious.

    And so interesting about the rubber trees. I had never thought to look up how that was done and now I know. But if I can remember later, I would like to see if Youtube shows it being done. I always did like shows about how things are done.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I too love to watch about how things are done.

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  8. Walking in the early morning under such skies must be a joy.

    Your simple and yet elegant meals never fail to make me marvel at how creative you are.

    Thank you for the pretty petunia picture, and for telling us about latex. It's good to know they work diligently to preserve the tree.

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  9. Love your food. Yummy.

    Fascinating on the rubber tapping. I had no clue.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Nancy. ♥

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  10. Nancy,

    Nice sky shots! Chicken wings are tasty but they don't have enough meat to suit me. :) Have a good week, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I agree. Next time I must buy more chicken wings.

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  11. Amazig Nancy. I'm havig chicken wings for dinner tonight. Our minds are the same. Oh boy. LOL See ya.


    Cruisin Paul

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  12. A joy to learn more about the rubber tapping. Beautiful skies.

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  13. Interesting story about latex and how it is tapped from trees. I did not that.

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  14. The sky looks amazing and chicken looks delicious! Now, I'm hungry ;)

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  15. You have just reminded me that I have not roasted any chicken wings lately! Hmmm...shall I do that this weekend? hee..hee..

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    1. Ha ha haaa... I am thinking of roasting chicken wings again.

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  16. The wings look good.
    The flower is pretty and the sky is lovely too.

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  17. I can smell the fragrance of the chicken wings from here. Lol.

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    1. Ha ha ha.. I think I will look out for chicken wings tomorrow morning.

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  18. Yummy looking chicken wings.

    Oh the National Museum has that? Must make a trip there soon.

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    1. You can plan a trip to the museum. I am sure you will find the trip worthwhile.

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  19. Interesting notes on the process of tapping rubber. I have seen rubber trees in person and rubber milk collected in coconut shells. Lovely bloom!

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