Monday, December 21, 2020

【客家咸汤圆】Hakka Savory Glutinous Rice Balls Soup



It is the week leading to Christmas, 2020 is finally coming to an end. I am truly wishing that with the New Year coming, we will also celebrate the end of this very eventful year and welcoming a peaceful year of 2021 full of joy and health.

It is Winter Solstice today, so I decided to write this savory glutinous rice balls soup to wish everyone a happy Winter Solstice.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

【南瓜苗咖喱】Pumpkin Shoots Curry (Gulai Pucuk Labu)



Sometimes during the winter last year I bought a Japanese Kabocha pumpkin to cook and buried the seeds and rinds in my raised bed to compost. The seeds germinated and gave me 2 seedlings mid-spring.

I transplanted one of them in my front yard and was doing really well, the plant began to bloom around the end of June/early July. When one pumpkin plant was about to take over my entire front yard, I had to start trimming some shots and leaves to make it manageable. 

With that, I also harvest some young shoots and male blossoms to make this pumpkin shoots curry.