42 Dumplings

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II has granted us extra day holiday, supposed made use of the time plotting at the allotment…. but weather forbid plus wouldn’t want to miss the television show on the celebration….. the next best thing is to cook out something to enjoy…. and one of my favour is making dumplings…. As the title said this time I have made just a total forty two dumplings…..

dumplings 1

dumplings 2

Here are the 42 dumplings I have made….

dumplings 4

They are served in two version, fired and soupy….. with my favourite vegetable Broccoli….. the sauce goes with it are my latest invention… thinly sliced ginger, garlic, spring onion and chilli with soy sauce…. (so deliciously yummy that has been rated Dip of the 2012)….  

dumplings 5

The fried one……

fired dumplings

The soupy one….

soupy dumplings

Inside the dumpling is the juicy meat and veg……

juicy meat & vegs

The end result is….. all gone with very satisfied feel…. fantastic good food with fantastic occasion…….

bots up all gone

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Week 38 – Year 2 (Spaghetti Squashes Gift)

26th October – 1st November 2009

The Halloween has came and gone this year, only have one “trick or treat” knock at the door, in fact these few years has been less and less “trick or treat” at our area, probably the children were now grown up …. they prefer indoor party and have their “trick or treat” among their friends….

Spaghetti Squashes – Gift

Since I have harvested all the Spaghetti Squashes and cannot consume all, the best way is to share with friends who like them and here they go as my gift to Ho’s family…. the pretty bows lift up the appearance…

Spaghetti Squashes gift

Feltham First Peas

Sow some peas that grow through winter months, bought this peas from Henleaze Garden centre…. mix the pea with some grits then sow in 2 rows, this is a trick I learnt from others that if there are mice the grits can help save the peas… hahaha …. (the rest of the peas seed I gave to Shirley to try on)…. then I erect the usual pea support and cover with some Tansy leaves for deter pests (suppose this may work)….

Feltham First peas

Garlic

While I was at the garden centre, bought another pack of garlic and here they are sow at the front bed, since we all love garlic in cooking and that is really eat lot not waste….

Garlic bed 1

Lettuce

My winter Lettuce seems growing fast in this change of season… the 3 lines of Spring Onion which I sow in between has also shoot up too, together with all these weeds…. the saying “good and bad are companion in all” is real true….

Winter Lettuce

Spring Hero

I have not prepare well for this planting, but I have to try on so I put all 10 young plants at bed 3, protect by the half cut plastic bottles and hope to get around to do something about them in later days….

Spring Hero

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Week 15 – Year 2

18th May – 24th May 2009

A busy week at the allotment and lots of happening……

My JCB + Handy Man

After a year having the allotment we decided to repair some of the rows edges at my plot, and here comes my humanoid JCB plus handy man…. measure and saw to it….

Three sister planting

Here is the link for how to do the Three Sister planting, in fact try Google it, there are more informs of this…. here I have tried at my plot to grow the corns, beans and squashes together. this is my first trial and my version of it, so watch this tiny space…..

2 & 3 sisters planting

Highlights of the week

Board beans

The early sown over the winter ones are fruiting nicely and looking forward to have some to taste next week.  The second crops are catching up and they are taller and start having baby beans… By the way I have pinched most of the tops of the board beans plants in my stir fry dinner, they are the most delicacy, the best of all green veggie…..

w15y2 board beans

Jerusalem Artichoke

I have left some Jerusalem Artichoke roots from last year’s harvest in the ground, and I have dug in lots of goodies in the area in late winter, and here they are…. the back to live of “gold dust”.

w15y2 Jerusalem Artichoke

Peas & Mangetouts

I saw that there are flower buds and flowers in my Early peas and Mangetouts plants and they are taller than my supported cages, that means I shall have the peas feast soon….. some said that when the peas are ready to pick, is the time to harvest the first early of potatoes too…

peas & mangetouts

Potato

Loads of potato flower buds and some starts blooming too….

potato flowers

Summer Cabbage

After the success of the “Spring Hero”, I decided to go for the summer variety “Winnigstat” at this time of the year and hope for some good eating later on…..

w15y2 summer cabbage

Salad leaves & Lettuce

Among all the cabbage, beans, peas and potatoes, here comes the salad leaves of Pak Choi, Lettuce, Mizuna leaves… they are yummy…

w15y2 salad leaves

Spring Onion

After the taste of the home grown spring onion, this is a must to repeat growing, so I get another pack of spring onion seeds and sow them in between rows of veggie…

w15y2 spring onion

Harvest

I could not waste all the effort to grow all these veggie, they are have to be appreciated by putting into the dinner plate to achieve their highest honour…..

w15y2 harvest

Next week is half term holiday, busy time suppose ….

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Week 13 – Year 2

4th May – 10th May 2009

This is supposed to be a fine bank holiday, the forecast got the thumb down this time as we have overcast plus breezy cold wind and drizzle rain… a cold feel….

Although the weather is not comfort to holiday makers, it is fine to the plants and in fact they thrive with it…

Potato looking fine…. Spring onions and Rhubarbs are double their size…. the rest of my Spring hero cabbage are ready to harvest the lot soon…

potato w13y2

spring onions

spring hero cji

Bee

Have my luck caught the bee doing the job ‘pollination’ and here it is:

bee cia

Here is my capture in the video:

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Week 31

8th – 14th September 2008

Another miserable week on the weather side, wet wet wet, even get me under the weather, had got a slight damp chill …… may so get a rest to get it over.  Still the walk to the allotment raise my spirit because there are plants growing there, they are small and simple but beautiful ….

Highlights of this week

Dashed in between the rain I managed to get some plants in….

New plants

Radish

The radish has germinated within a week’s time, it must be the moist in the air…..

Sunflower

Got a glimpse of my sunflower on top of roof, how come they grow that tall ………

Produce of this week

Decided to collect all the sweetcorns and keep on picking all the mature vegetables, all delicious in taste too ……

Looking forward for a better next week, but the forcast is still not stable, well I just have to dash in and out again ……