Bumper Produces of October – Year 3

I have to add this second post for October as there are so much to record….  besides the fall of the big tree… digging trenches and the itching wild fox…. My very joy is the outcome of all the hard work…

Pumpkins and Squashes

Before I am to show off this year’s Pumpkins and Squashes, I have to post the images how the work of God’s art in the display of the plants…. could not believe a tiny seed can flourish the beauty of all those vines, leaves and giant yellowish flowers…. and the squashes are all hidden under the layers of leaves and vines…. amazing…

Squashes plants1 copy

Squashes plants2 copy

Here are the lots of Pumpkins and Squashes I have been harvested from my plot….

Pumpkins & Squashes1 copy

Pumpkins & Squashes2 copy

Harvest Galore

I am very pleased with the Pak Choy, Chinese Green Rocket Cabbage, Fennels, Raspberry and ….

Pak Choi1 copy

Green Rocket cabbage copy

Fennels1 copy

Mooli

Growing successful this year and they have met my merit and my steamed Mooli cake is really yummy….


Feast

Besides  Mooli cake, here are some more feasting dishes for the month…..

4 inches high chocolate cake….

4 inches tall Chocolate Cake copy

Make use the Raspberry Coulis to sandwich sponge cake, this one with cream and strawberry too….

Raspberry Couli Cake copy

Besides Mooli cake, here is Mooli and Potatoes curry……

Mooli & Spud curry copy

Mooli cake… one more to look at….

Mooli Cake copy

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CNY – New Year Feast (Year of Tiger) – Year 3

14th February 2010

For  myself; the best bit to celebration any festival is the feast part.  Here comes the Chinese New Year and the seasonal vegetable is the Mooli Radish, they are big, real large pieces on sales from most Chinese Super Market.  I’ve tried to grow at the plot but not as big as they are last year, but I shall try again this year…  The bumper harvest of the Spaghetti Squashes has been in the dinner menu in many time and in many method.  The last squash has been made use in desert too….

Mooli Radish Cake

I have recorded the procedure of how to make the Mooli Radish cake (蘿蔔糕) and like most Chinese cuisine the preparation takes lots to do but the cooking is quite simple… just steam it….

Mooli Cake  1

Mooli Cake 2

Mooli Cake 3

Spaghetti Squash + Pineapple Puff

Discover another version to use all the Spaghetti Squashes, I use my last Spaghetti Squash to mix with pineapple to make up the fillings and sandwiched in puff pastry.  The baked result tasted really yummy….. also the seeds of both Spaghetti Squashes and Pumpkins seeds are my best mate to accompany me for all these winter nights movies watching…

Spaghetti Squash & Pineapple Puff

Chinese New Year Dinner

The focus of the photo was not perfect as the sight of the food has been taken over the concentrate through the lens… found that long table is best with western dining while the round table is best with Chinese dining as the dishes of food can be access in all sides….

CNY 2010 feast

Dumplings = Nuggets

Another favourite of using the chives that I have been frozen at week 33 – year 2, was to make lots of dumplings during the CNY, the chives mixed with pork, pawns, Chinese mushrooms and young bamboo shoots as the fillings of the dumpling.  Both soupy and fried version are my top favourite…..

CNY 2010 feast 2

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Week 41 – Year 2

16th November – 22nd November 2009

Flood alert and bad weather hit Cumbria, southern part of Scotland, the Lake District….

We are in touch wood situation at the South West, windy and cloudy, on and off of heavy showers…

During this continue wet and windy weather…. On Tuesday caught up with a clear spell and went down to the Allotment to tidy up those bags of compost, empty to the bins and gave them some massage (add some compost maker and gave them a stir)…..

Harvest

While I was at the plot, pick up some veggie for the week… Swiss Chard doing excellent despite the foul weather… though I have got some Parsnip in fork shape, they are still sweet in taste… my Mooli Radish has a big improvement from last year’s stock, use them in my curry really yummy….

Harvest w41y2

Garlic

The downpours has not affect the growth of my Garlic, they grow taller than the week last…

Garlic

Onions

The same as my Winter Onions, they welcome the rain too….

Winter Onion

Feltham First Peas

Nice to see my Feltham First peas has shown the pea tops… my disguise of sowing them with grits and pebbles do work…

Feltham First Pea

Board Bean

Most of my early sown Board Beans has shot up… though there are couple gaps in between the rows, I shall fill them with my home grow seedlings in Springtime if they do remain gapping at me through the winter…

Board Beans

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Week 28 – Year 2 (Pumpkins & Spaghetti Squashes)

17rh August – 23rd August 2009

Noticed both my Pumpkins and Spaghetti Squashes are showing, if we have some sunny spell to help them maturing in the near future…. I shall be very happy have some Pumpkins and Spaghetti Squashes to present….

Pumpkins & Spaghetti Squashes

Here are some glimpses of my both beauty…

Pumpkins

Spaghetti Squashes

Mooli Radish

The third week of my Mooli Radish, noticed I used some of my Tansy plants flowers laid along both side of the Mooli… a myth of Tansy plant that said can ward off pests this way ???…. just for trial…

Mooli

Strawberry Plants

I have to move the Strawberry plants from Bed 7 to Bed 5, as they are too crowd with other Berry plants, this marks the first year of the three year cycle of the Strawberry planting….

Stawsberry plants

Tundra Cabbage

After all the ups and here is my downs, noticed the Tundra cabbages seemed caught some sickness, outer leaves dying, and pick one up and saw that the roots have puff up with knots and lumpy, sign of clubroot?…. that means this patch of bed need sterilised and liming for the future growing… the immediate action is get all 10 Tundra out…

Tundra cabbage

Harvest

This week have lots of pickings, the best bits are my Pak Choi and the Patty Pan squashes… especially the Patty Pan squashes which look so lovely and pretty…. a wonder of nature…

Harvest w28y2

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Week 27 – Year 2 (Dinosaur’s Eggs)

10th August – 16th August 2009

At last we have some dry spell… happy go down to the plot to dig for triumph….

Potato (Arron Pilot)

Finally dug out most of this year’s First Early potatoes , some of them are huge, my joke of them like Dinosaur’s egg and am very please of them.  Noted that the big one are those grown near the compost bin, they must absorbs all the goodies and triple the size…..

Potatoes

Mooli Radish

Sown the Mooli Radish only just last week and here they are all become young shoots… this is the nature magic…

Mooli Radish

Asters

Not from my plot but at plot 22, and it will be my trial for next year…. they are really nice looking….

asters

Apples

Plot 24’s apple tree fulfills its promise from April and has laden its bountiful of apples….

Apple tree

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