Friday, October 26, 2018

Vegetarian Taiwanese Mooncake 【纯素绿豆椪】

I made the Taiwanese Mooncake (绿豆椪)last year and was loved by my many of my Taiwanese friends. A few of my vegetarian friends requested that I try to make a vegetarian version of it, so I make a batch of these vegetarian Taiwanese Mooncake and it turned out just as good! 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Steamed scallion Sausage twisted rolls 【葱花火腿花卷】

My scallions are still doing great even though the weather is getting colder, so I picked a bunch to make this Steamed Scallion Sausage Twisted Rolls. I am going to miss using my homegrown scallion during the winter months!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Stuffed Pumpkin Blossoms 【南瓜花酿】

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 with only male flowers, when the female flowers finally showed up (flowers with tiny fruits attached below the flowers), the pumpkin was officially in full bloom.

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 male blossoms to make this stuffed pumpkin blossoms soup.