Archive for the ‘Greenery’ Category
Yep, I got another box of Kalamansi or Lemonsito in my kitchen, again! I say again because this is the second time that I was sent with this stuff. The first time was when Jerla, a blogger friend from San Diego, was kind enough to give me some from her fresh harvest. Since she mentioned that there are good ones, too, that are being sold at the Seafood City Store where she lives, I requested to have her buy some for me and ship it. She did so, and I am a happy soul and very grateful for a wonderful friend like her!
With this thingy in my kitchen, it feels like I am just home in Philippines. I fry fish and my sauce now has Kalamansi in it and my husband loves it a lot! I also squeeze at least three of them for my fruit smoothies and because of some plea from friends, I am saving their seeds and will send them for planting. I’ll see first if the ones we planted here will sprout. If they will, I will send the seeds right away to three friends who would want them!
There is nothing like having this typical Pinoy goodies in your kitchen when you’re thousands of miles away from your Pinas home.
Our gardening tenure is over now that the freezing temperature is what we are already dealing here in Central Wisconsin. Thus, our Malunggay plantation ended when I harvested the last few fronds from those we have planted on he ground. Finally, I reaped what I sowed!
And sure enough, we’ve had a super yummy dinner from the Beef soup that I made!
As winter nears, the only surviving plants in our hacienda de plots (LOL) are just the Lemon grass. Hopefully, they will last until Spring next year. We will resume our gardening tenure next year when the winter is over. For now, we’ll enjoy the cold that the freezing tundra where we live offers. No, we don’t love the cold but we have to enjoy it to enjoy life in general!
My 238th of the 287/366 BPC
Hello green living enthusiasts!
It is not unknown in this blog of mine my Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera) planting project which the husband and I have planted 2 months ago, June 13th to be exact. Apartment lifestyle prohibits us from planting it on the ground so pot planting it is. I worried that it won’t do any good since a Malunggay is a tree and therefore needing a spacious ground for its roots to spread making it grow fast and unstopped but so far, it is a joy to see the green thing growing beautifully for us!
At two months, the tallest one that we got is this:
Actually, I took this photo last Monday before I pluck the four oldest fronds of leaves for my Tuna soup. And of course, it was a great cooking because the ingredients were freshly harvested from my own plantation! LOL. Here are another pots of my delightful greens!
That’s what “making use of what’s available to use” means!
And yes, its yields are always more fulfilling and more satisfying than the ones bought!
My 208th of the 257/366 BPC