Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Harvest Monday - Happy New Year!

I'm back from my self-imposed hiatus from blogging.  Still not sure how committed I am to continuing to do this as a routine, so if you are a follower here's the caveat: I won't be regular!

I'm amazed and pleased that I do have a harvest to share on this first Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne's Dandelions each Monday.  Sarah made dinner for us on New Year's Eve and it required bok choy which we went out to the garden to harvest by flashlight.  These were grown from seeds Sarah sent from China to Emily and which Emily then shared with me this summer.
 Sarah used the bok choy to make a Chinese noodle which were like dumplings when dropped into the boiling water.  It was a mixture of flour, water, egg, and diced bok choy.

 She also made a lettuce dumpling: ground pork seasoned with ginger, garlic and other secret ingredients then placed into a lettuce leaf.  These were steamed.

The noodles were served with stir fried carrots and broccoli and drizzled with a hot oil mixture. 

Every last bit was devoured!  A delicious way to ring in the new year.


Robin said...

Beautiful harvest Marcia. Boy, you sure did have some wonderful food! I hope that you got some recipes from Sarah.

Happy New Year!

Norma Chang said...

Yes, a delicious way to ring in the new year. Happy New Year.

HolleyGarden said...

How wonderful to go out in the garden for your dinner, even though by flashlight! Look delicious. Happy New Year to you, Marcia. I hope your holidays were wonderful and the new year will be a happy one.

Emily said...

It sure was yummy. Glad you had your first harvest of the new year!

Andrea said...

What a great harvest, dinner sure looks like it was a winner!

Marcia said...

Robin - Sarah has the recipes but they are in Chinese!

Norma - are you familiar with the noodles she made?

Andrea - it was a winner as Emily attested to since she was there to partake with us.

Holley - thanks for the new year wishes. With Sarah in the USA all is well. Now she needs to find a job.

Jody said...

Great looking veggies. You and Sarah really know how to prepare it. I hope you had a wonderful time together.

Pergola power said...

A yummy and healthy start to a new year! And from your own garden no less!

My Urban Gardens said...

Your bok choy looks wonderful!!! It looks so yummy!


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