The Thai Basil I planted this year have been flowering non-stop, so I have no choice but to keep cutting the tip to keep it growing.
That also means to keep using thai basil in my cooking! This time I use my favourite cooking ingredient -- tofu! The tofu I choose for this recipe is the smoked hard tofu, the texture is chewy and somewhat meat-liked, good substitute for meat indeed.
Japanese tofu or egg tofu was my favourite food while visiting restaurant back in Malaysia, I liked it with minced meat sauce, sizzling or claypot type, they are all yummy, and go well with steam rice!
This dish though a very common Chinese dish, is not something I grow up eating. In fact I never heard of it until my time in England.
It is summer now in Jersey, which means it is harvest time! We have tomatoes galore this year with my tiny little edible garden. I had made a couple of bottles of homemade pasta sauce and still have many left in the fridge.
So I made this dish for dinner and served it with my Assam Pedas Ikan Kembong.
I grow to realise the important of eating fruits and vegetable in season ever since I started planting home-grown vegetables. Fruits and vegetable are at its best of value in terms of nutrient and taste in season. Its a way nature present its magic with precision...
It was pumpkin season and plenty of pumpkin available in the market, I made this simple pumpkin dish just to enjoy the very sweetness of pumpkin!