Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Pumpkin With Dried Shrimp & Mixed Treasures Stew

The morning sky was dark and looked like it was going to rain any time.

This was just before 8am.
Sunlight shining down through the dark cloud.
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Dinner for 2.
I bought 1 whole small size pumpkin just before the Chinese New Year. One and half months later, the pumpkin was still good.
Pumpkin cooked with chopped garlic and dried shrimps. I don't have spring onions, so I cut some Chinese chives from my garden and added to the pumpkin. I love this dish and I alone ate more than half the amount.
There were some items which I didn't finish using and were kept in the fridge, so I gathered them together to cook the above mixed treasures stew. The treasures in the dish: some arrowheads (ngaku), bony parts of a duck, some pork tendon, carrot, wood fungus, bean curd sticks, and a small can of abalone. There was more than enough to share with my neighbour.
Our yummy dinner with steamed brown rice for 2 people.
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From my garden.
I am still waiting for this pineapple to ripen.
This tiny pineapple seems to be taking a long time to ripen and there are some baby shoots coming out from the base of the pineapple.
An antique screen found at the Antong Coffee Mill museum.


And I found that though God has made men upright,
each has turned away to follow his own downward road.
(Ecclesiastes 7:29, The Living Bible-TLB)

36 comments:

  1. That pumpkin sure made me laugh!
    Ingo´s late Grandma had one in the cellar - not so good anymore. Ingo was to bring it out to the compost, buaaaahhhh, the "smell".
    We stood outside like guards and she kepps exclaiming, "the poor boy, the poor boy", whilst Ingo made his way, gagging.
    It was too funny (I held my breath).

    Interesting food again. And that screen is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for sharing the funny story about the smelly pumpkin. Hope that unpleasant incident didn't cause Ingo to dislike pumpkin.

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  2. Yeah! My missus cooked that today too! I love pumpkin, very sweet.

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  3. So nice waiting for pineapple, not all waiting is good waiting

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    1. After all the waiting, I hope I won't be disappointed.

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  4. I can eat the Pumpkin With Dried Shrimp without any rice. So tasty! Your Mixed Treasures Stew is a luxurious dish due to the abalone. Waiting for the pineapple will make me anxious. Can't wait. How many times do you go visit the pineapple in one day? I find the ancient screen quite creepy looking.

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    1. These days, I usually go to the garden once in the morning to water the plants. I only go in the evening if I need to transfer the seedlings into bigger pots. So I get to check on the pineapple once a day. I think the ancient screen will look better if it has some restoration work on it.

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  5. the pumpkin sounds amazing. isn't it wonderful watching pineapples grow? it seems like magic that they come out of that leafy plant.

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    1. In my garden, it takes a long time for the pineapple to fruit...sometimes more than 2 years.

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  6. ...the details of that screen are amazing. Thanks Nancy for sharing, take care and enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Take care and enjoy your week too.

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  7. Such a yummy meal! Both pumpkin and mixed treasure stew are very yummy and moreish, Nancy.

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  8. I love pumpkin very delicious, yummy meal as always, thanks for sharing

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  9. Yummy food. I love your food.

    Pineapple is my favorite of all fruits. Delicious.

    Love that screen.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Nancy. ♥

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    1. The last pineapple harvested was very sweet so I am looking forward to taste this one.

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  10. After watching the pineapple for so long, it seems a shame to pull it up and eat it!!

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    1. Actually, I am looking forward to taste it. Lol!

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  11. The pumpkin dish looks so good! Like you, i often mixed up the leftover food to make a new dish when i was cooking for my family.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. That is how we create new recipes.

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  13. Rico guiso de camarones y linda piña. Te mando un beso.

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  14. Hope you can share some more picture from Antong Coffee Mill museum.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  15. Sometimes having many treasures in the dish will make a more interesting.

    Can probably plant the new shoots and get more plants.

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    1. I used the shoots to grow new plants. I wonder whether I should remove the shoots so that the pineapple will grow bigger.

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  16. Our evening sky looked quite similar to that sky shot.

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