Fruits of the Garden

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The veggies from the garden have started coming in, and we can’t get rid of them fast enough! The zucchini and cucumbers have been putting out like crazy, the tomatoes are finally ripening, and the “sitaw” or yard long beans have gone nuts. We have so much of the long beans, we don’t know what to do with them. I think I’ll try blanching and freezing some, just to see how well they do. I prefer fresh vegetable to frozen ones. There aren’t very many people here that know what to do with them. There is one Chinese girl at work who does though, and was she ever glad to have them! I gave her a whole bag. The long beans are now in some of the grocery stores here, but they are still very expensive, about $2.99 a pound, so I haven’t been buying much. Plus, they just don’t have that fresh sweet taste that they get when they are fresh off the vines. The corn has started coming in too, so by the time the girls get back in a couple of weeks, they should be ready to eat. The sunflowers have started blooming, and in a couple of weeks they should be in full bloom, just in time for the girls’ homecoming.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

5 thoughts on “Fruits of the Garden

  1. stef

    the shape really threw me. and the brilliant purple! mind sharing kung anong cultivar ‘yon? i’m only growing pingtung longs this year.

  2. JMom

    Hi scanns, of course I remember you 🙂 I have visited your blog and enjoyed reading your entries. I hope the sunburn is better?
    I am so glad Jade shares my passion for cooking, she is really getting to be quite a cook. Her sisters also love to cook, but not to the same extent. They are more into taste testing 🙂

    Thanks, Obachan, we do enjoy working in the garden. The best part is reaping the fruits of our labor 🙂

    Hi Stef, actually, the purple ones are eggplants! I am leaving some of the peppers on the vine to see if they develop some color though. Thanks! 🙂

  3. stef

    wow, love your purple peppers!!! mine aren’t even blossoming yet. we had a late winter. lookin’ good here.

  4. scanns

    Hi JMom! Wow, lots of fresh veggies from your own garden! Remember me (met you at stel’s bday)? Kumusta na? Congratulations! I read the interviews! Wow, you’re really great foodbloggers! Your daughter Jade is taking after you, her pizza & cake look yummy! God bless! Btw, I have a new blog in Blogspot:


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