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Friday, 10 September 2021

Brazilian Spinach In My Oat Porridge

I came to know about Brazilian Spinach through a friend when she gave me a handful of cuttings to grow. From the handful of cuttings, I had about 4 pots of Brazilian Spinach growing in my garden. One of its common name is Poor Man's Spinach.

It is a hardy, leafy, low growing vegetable that doesn't need much care.
From the 4 pots, I now have only 2 pots because I am the only one who like it.
If left to grow, tiny white flowers will appear.
It is easy to grow through stem cuttings.
The leaves are tender and nice to eat when they are tender.
So far, I have used the leaves to boil soup or blanched the leaves.
I have not tried to make salad with the leaves.
One morning, I added Brazilian leaves and dried cranberry to my oat porridge.
Hubby bought spicy fried noodle Mamak style.
Home made instant black coffee.
I was surprised to see an Ornamental Okra plant growing out of a flower pot which belong to the Gold Cup plant. It has even budded.
This is the pretty flower of the Ornamental Okra plant.
Home fried Beehoon Siam (my own version) with crispy fried lard.
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That evening, we were blessed with a spectacular sunset.
Sunset at 7:34pm.
7:35pm

Can you see the bird on the roof?
It is waiting to return to its nest in my Bauhinia Kockiana plant.
7:36pm
7:37pm
On the reverse side, reflection of the sunset.
Reflection of sunset.
Reflection of sunset - 7:37pm.


In the same way, we can see and
understand only a little about God now,
as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror;
but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face.
Now all that I know is hazy and blurred,
but then I will see everything clearly,
just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.
(1 Corinthians 13:12, The Living Bible-TLB)

72 comments:

  1. I can't see myself mixing spinach with porridge. Beautiful sky views.

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  2. It been a while since I ate spinach.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  3. I only know how to eat my oats with condensed milk my whole life. I must try something green and fruity for a change.

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    1. My first taste of oats was with condensed milk and it tasted very good but now I no longer buy condensed milk. Sometimes, I have it plain. Most times, I will dump in whatever I have available. Not everyone will like how I do it. Lol!

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  4. awesome sunset skies....btw, your homecooked meehoon is much better looking that the mamak one...coz yours is full of lard....yummeh!

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    1. Thank you, Nux. Heheheee....I think mine tasted better tool. Lol!

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  5. Gorgeous sky photos, your prettiest yet. The spinach is too pretty to eat!

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  6. Those sky shots are stunning, Nancy. The porridge with cranberries and spinach looks delightful!

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  7. Orka is a very pretty flower.
    Interesting combination for breakfast.
    The sky photos are marvellous, the colours are just brilliant.

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  8. Your photos are beautiful, sunrise and sunset are always so special. Your food looks very interesting, and great to have spinach in the garden! Valerie

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  9. I wonder how brazilian leaves and dried cranberry taste like when eaten together. Wish I could try it with oats porridge like you did. Do you think I will like the taste?

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    1. I like the taste of both combined. Many will shake their head in disbelief. Lol!

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  10. Where does the name "Poor Man´s Spinach" come from? Looks yummy!!!
    The fried noodles... ohhhh, yum.
    Beautiful flowers, too.
    Fried lard?! You can fry lard? I never knew! We put in (non-fried lard)... sounds also weird, fried onions and put that on bread.
    Wow, so many differences, it´s amazing.
    Beautiful sunset!

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  11. The sunsets are really spectacular, wow. Spinach is good and healthy!

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  12. I got rid of all my Brazilian spinach already since the ladies in the house are not into it but at least, they are planting other vegetables now, the ones they enjoy.

    7.30 p.m. here in Sibu would be pitch dark already - the sun rises and sets early here.

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    1. Hubby doesn't like Brazilian spinach so I am just keeping 2 small pots for myself.

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  13. The okra plant flower is so lovely 🌺 the sky shots are amazing, you have purple, orange and blue colours in it. Does people cook the Brazilian spinach with sambal?

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    1. Now that you have asked, I will try to cook it with sambal.

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  14. I didn't even know that there is such a thing as Ornamental Okra and the flower is so pretty! I am so inspired to grow the Brazilian Spinach in my garden.

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    1. The Brazilian Spinach can easily grow from the stalks after you have plucked off the leaves.

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  15. The sunset photos are spectacular and the spinach looks delicious, although I'm not sure I would have though to add it to my porridge.
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  16. Poor man's spinach? Lol. What a name.

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    1. I am thinking maybe it grows easily like weeds.

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  17. I'm really eyeing to grow this variety of spinach. I don't like malabar spinach (one of the few vegs I can plant successfully) so hoping I'll like this one.

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    1. Hope you will get to grow this spinach and like it.

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  18. Does the ornamental okra.... produce any okra?

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    1. It has very small okra, about the size of your thumb.

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  19. ...the Ornamental Okra flower looks like a hibiscus. You had a fabulous sunset to end you day. Enjoy many more.

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  20. Greetings and Salutations, Nancy! I never saw Okra flower before. I have eaten okra in soups it is delicious. I never Poor Man's spinach before either. Live and learn everyday, that is my plan so far. What a way to end your day with that sunset. So lovely! Enjoy looking at food you eat and the descriptions. Have a wonderful week end.

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  21. That spinach looks interesting. Looks good in your oatmeal. Love the pink flower. Very pretty.

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  22. Yummy. I love spinach. I love your food posts.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Nancy. ♥

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  23. Very pretty sunset photos. You captured some wonderful sky color!

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  24. Now it seems that your husband & I enjoy spicy fried noodles . Have a great Friday Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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  25. Brazilian spinach is new to me, i will look for it here.

    That was a wonderful sunset, i'm so glad you shared it.

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  26. Amazing sunset shots! Brazilian Spinach and porridge are so different.

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  27. Ornamental Okra is gorgeous at bloom and truly a spectacular sunset sky!

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  28. Those noodles your husband got look GREAT!! Yum! And as for the spinach in the porrige - when you said it, I thought 'how disgusting!' but in the photo it looked quite nice, adding a bit of colour to the dish! #GardenAffair

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    1. The spinach in the porridge may be "yucks" to many but I quite like and enjoy it. Lol!

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  29. Las espinacas se ven preciosas, y los cielos me encantan. Besos.

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  30. Beautiful shots, I have never heard about Ornamental okra plant. Your sky sots are incredible. Thanks for sharing with garden Affair.

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    1. Thank you, Arun for hosting. Have a beautiful week.

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