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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Activities during weekend...

As all of you know, I am going to be jobless soon, (huargh!!).. perhaps I should fill my time with more gardening and/or venture into something, instead of makan gaji..but my dilemma now; if we were to start a business, what sort of business suitable & of course profitable? In Klang Valley, everything practically already on the market. Online business? You named it! It’s all here now..

Nevertheless, apart from all that, I still love gardening the most. (and now venture into cooking..) In the beginning I do felt a bit sceptical about all these but now after we started to harvest our own vegetables, the entire perceptions have finally changed.

Mixed Gladious from kebunbahagiabersama.  I was late planting these bulbs & kept it a side for more than 2 weeks due to my busy appointment at the hospital.  Amazingly they sprouted only after 2 days but sadly no news from Lilium..perhaps too much water (there was a heavy storm) at night when i planted the bulbs..

Cosmos seems grow bigger & taller.  The flowers everywhere.  Sadly there are gone after the heavy storm.  Whole plant kissing the ground, even the roots came out..i dont even manage to keep the seeds.

Little pumpkin..only 2 survived..i moved it at cosmos area, seems they are gone now

African horn cucumber..we moved it near Water Spinach.  (we need more space!!)

Our Guppy fish produced lots of babies... we separated the young ones at lower level, hoping they can survive..

Another line up of tomatoes, seeds curtesy from NurulHidayah, tq darl!! (Lepas ni kulit mesti cantik byk mkn tomato..)

Red Capsicum, also from NurulHidayah

Our tumeric finally sprouted.  It grows extremely fast.  We already have angan-angan to have ikan bakar with tumeric leaf..  Me?  hm, maybe try cook beef rendang with tumeric leaf (again..dreaming!)

Since we are getting the greenlight from our lovely neighbour.. we are aiming those heaven!

hm.. cicah dengan sambal belacan best nih..anyone?  We did not see the owner pluck the mango, not even once.  Maybe its too high.  So we took the liberty to pluck few and gave her back.  She is so happy & encouraged us to pluck more & give our few neighbours around....

Someone tried to be funny..mango on blue pea tree.. yeah right...

Our Dinner?  Sambal Ikan with Red Romaine Lettuce

Fish Ball Soup with cabbage..(add on our Chinese Celery..)

Sambal Tempoyak Udang..fresh prawn from Kuala Selangor. 

Not fogetting the salad... this time Daun Tenggek Burung & Okra.  (To balance up the guilty by eating too much of seafood lately!)

Need to balance more?  How about the delicious dessert...topping up the calories, fat & sugar instead?  This is yummy red velvet.  (Whoever thinks i bake it must be dreaming just like me!)












My Edible Garden as of Sept 2012

It’s been a month since my last entry. Each time I tried to hook up on my laptop, something else came up and I have to start all over again...

Here’s taken a sneak peek at my garden for this month..

My okra seems doing well. So far we ate it fresh, it’s so crunchy. (I should have plant it at least 5, 6 trees so we don’t have to queue and fight for it! Underneath the Okra we planted some Chinese Celery.  It guess its works pretty well because we had no issue with the bugs.

The tomatoes finally coming!  Looks like they need to be supported as its getting heavier each day. 

We planted some Chinese Celery underneath too.. this companion plant works well with tomatoes


More or less same from the market right?  Best part ours are chemical-free & definately fresh!

Cant wait to taste our first tomato..but somehow people advise us to keep first fruit for the seed(hm..should i do that?)

Remember our giant Red Spinach?  Well, well... It grew so tall over our roof top!  I guess it’s time to say goodbye to them and give way to new member to join our family.  (notice the mango tree?aiming the fruits now..)

We took the spinach flowers and will leave it dry to keep the seed (I wonder if our methods are correct... belasah jer!)

We finally cleared the area and give room for new member, Green Parade Salad.  Hopefully they can grow well, just like the spinach.

Our sunflowers continue to bloom each day.  Lots of fan now (2 of my neighbour already asking for the seeds..) 

First batch of Sunflower seed.  We hope its work..finger cross!!

5 pots of Lemon Basil also looks fine.  1st trial to Browie yesterday & didnt expected she goin wild with it!  She kept jumping here & there, asking for it again.  Time to save money from buying expensive pellets.  I read one blog about this herbs.  Seems that Sabahan like it with sambal belacan (worth to try..)  Some said put in Maggie Mee?

Our 1st chilly..finally we can keep it for the seed.  The others are waiting for my sambal belacan, to be eaten with Lemon Basil..(dreaming first ...)

Can you guess how many type of vegetables there?  Yup, there's Kailan, Water Spinach (Kangkung), Okra, Red Romaine Lettuce &  Red Spinach.  We got to mix it all due to shortage of supply.  Next time we must plant it more to make sure its enough for one time harvest.  

Of course our fresh seafood from Kuala Selangor..(again!!)  I only good at deep fried with curry leaf.

And i make a pretty bold move this time.. i tried to cook Ketam Masak Merah.  But i guess the color not that good.  The taste?  suprisingly my girls said nice and they finished it all.  

It has to accompany with dessert right?  3rd attempt to bake Kek Kukus Asam Manis.  This time i found a recipe using Corn Oil, instead of butter.  Turn out it more fluffy and nicer.  So happened yesterday night we had a new neighbour who just been in M'sia abt a week.  He is from Sweden and doing some internship in Subang.  We had a lovely chat, accompanied with cake/cookies with hot lemon & honey...(wah, wah..terasa macam kat Paris lak!)