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Friday, 12 March 2021

Long Beans + Sambal Dried Prawns, Fried Anchovies & Porridge

When hubby and I are out early for our morning walk, we get to see the place waking up. One by one we see the roadside stalls being set up and people coming to the coffee shops to get their stalls ready for business.

Morning sky at 7:12am
The early risers will come to the coffee shops for breakfast and some to takeaway. These include people rushing to work and the elderlies like hubby and I who couldn't sleep late.
7:38am
We also get to see beautiful sunrises.
Sunrise at 7:44am
His life is the light that shines through the darkness - and the darkness can never extinguish it. (John 1:5, TLB)
Sunrise at 7:46am.
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Back home in my garden.
Long beans hanging down from the vines in my mini garden.
This season we enjoy plentiful harvest of long beans.
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Simple home cooked dinner
Steamed freshly plucked long beans without oil.
I added sambal dried prawns to the long bean before serving.
That evening I boiled rice porridge with minced pork, salted egg and century egg, and garnished with spring onions.
Poured out some of the pre-fried crunchy anchovies.
2 cubes of fermented bean curd (fu yue), hubby's favourite to go with rice porridge.
We both enjoyed this simple home cooked dinner.


Enjoy life with your dearly loved spouse all the days of your pointless life
that God gives you under the sun - all the days of your pointless life!
- because that's your part to play in this life
and in your hard work under the sun.
(Ecclesiastes 9:9, Common English Bible-CEB)

64 comments:

  1. your garden is so well kept! I'm so envious. Over here at my house garden, the wild monkeys will destroy the plants and steal the fruits.

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    1. A small garden is easier to maintain and I try not to overcrowd it. I had 2 encounters with a big monkey that came to my garden. It plucked off my eggplants and something else, took a bite and threw them back into my garden. Once I tried to frighten it away but instead it bared its teeth at me. Good thing it didn't come back again after that.

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  2. It really pays to be an early bird - stunning sunrises! And the views of your green garden make good for the soul. Happy weekend Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Riitta. Happy weekend to you too!

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  3. The view of the sunrises is enchanting !.
    I am amazed by the idea of ​​your garden growing vegetables including long beans, just pick them ready to harvest and then cook ... the freshness of the vegetables is more pronounced.

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    1. Thank you, Himawan. Freshly plucked home grown veggie is the best.

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  4. Beautiful sky!
    The long beans look so good!

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  5. You have a great garden, Nancy! The sunrise photos are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Lovely garden. Not mini at all. How do you keep the pre fried anchovies in a crunchy state? How many days can they stay crunchy? Forever?

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    1. After removing the head, stomach and bones, I washed the anchovies and thoroughly dried them in the sun. Then I deep fried them and store them in a glass container. After a week, they are still crunchy.

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    2. Thank you for the steps.

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  7. You sure see some beauty kn the morns! Love the sky shots.

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  8. ...those long beans are amazing.

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  9. The morning sky looks so beautiful and calming.

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  10. I love seeing your amazing garden Nancy!

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  11. I love anchovies especially on a pizza on the side. Have a great Friday Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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  12. It is healthy to sleep early and wake up early.

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    1. Thank you, Libby. I used to be a late sleeper but now I tend to feel sleepy earlier these days.

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  13. Oh the food. I'm coming over to eat with you and hubby.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Nancy. ♥

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    1. You are welcome, Sandee. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Thanks for the beautiful post!

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  15. Hanging long beans from your garden resemble the festival festoons, and it looks beautiful. Anchovies fries are wonderful and we make it sometime at home.

    Lovely sunrise!

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  16. You have such a beautiful mini garden, Nancy!

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  17. WoW! Your sunrise photos are glorious! Yes us old folks are up and about early. I love your garden and your long beans are incredible. Both on the vine and in your supper. Which looks delicious. Have a marvellously happy day!

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  18. Great skies. You sure do manage your mini-garden very well.

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  19. Those morning skies are a beautiful sight.

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  20. Those are some loooooooooong beans! Beautiful sky shots.

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  21. It's great to see the sunrises, they are so beautiful! :) And it's nice to see the beans growing too, they look delicious!

    Hope you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  22. Nancy, Greetings and Salutations from Illinois! It is so nice that you and your husband walk in the morning. I so enjoy looking at what you two eat. Meals are so simple, look yummy and appear to be healthy for a person. Have a wonderful week end.

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    1. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend too.

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  23. Gorgeous sky photos Nancy. I love the golden colour. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. Happy weekend to you too.

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  24. gorgeous skies. and food, rushing to make myself something for lunch. :-)

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  25. Early morning hours are so beautiful, and so is your garden and the food you make from it!

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  26. Bonito amanecer. El jardín me gusta mucho. Besos.

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  27. Wow those beans are beautiful! Really long, like a curtain.

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    1. When walking in and out of the garden, I have to watch out for those beans.

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  28. I am drooling over those yummy long beans and that recipe looks delicious, It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening, nature and birds here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/03/garden-affair-spring-flower-snapdragon.html

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