Monday, November 14, 2005

VEGETABLES, HOMEGROWN...

Pulled out two turnips from the garden patch yesterday evening to put in the miso soup...

The feeling of sinking my teeth into the fresh, sturdy, turnip flesh was... ummmmpphh...

Jane was a bit curious about how my vegetable plot looks like...

Well, here it is...

There are four types of vegetables in the picture...

Readers may know the turnips as having jagged edges on the leaves...

Tasai is a very pretty Chinese vegetable...

Dark green leaves that remind me of the shape of spoons...

When the cold creeps in, the Tasai spreads out sideways like a large flower...

The taste is very crunchy...

Chingensai is also another Chinese vegetable...

Its 'bottom' is a quite stubby ... kind of like oversize for its leaves...

So, rather than eating the leaves, connoisseurs go for the chunky 'stem'...

Mamba is obviously not a dance here...

The purplish veins on the leaves characterizes the vegetable...

Easy to grow and a joy to eat...

We pluck off the large mature leaves to cook with tofu and sometimes, with ikan bilis...

I never get sick of this stuff...

Next post... more on my veggies...