And now for some gastronomic relief…

As the Offspring and I are totally paranoid about decontaminating everything that comes to the house, fresh vegetables, especially the ones eaten raw, have been an issue. So, like a lot of our neighbours, we sowed some seeds and waited for our own produce to appear. And here it is!

Snow peas! You have no idea how much pleasure it gave us to harvest these beautiful, fresh peas. I think this was the moment that the Offspring really got the gardening bug. πŸ™‚

But there was better to come. This is what the Offspring turned those lovely fresh peas into:

Homemade vegetable stir fry with singapore noodles

I have to tell you, the Offspring’s stir fry was delicious. It included the snow peas [of course], fresh red capsicum, fresh wombok cabbage, fresh spring onions, frozen broccoli and ‘shelf fresh’ singapore noodles.

The best things in life really do boil down to just a few simple things: good food, good music and good people. πŸ™‚ To all the good people in the US – you did. You did it. Nothing can stop the march of progress now. πŸ™‚

Much love,
Meeks

About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

14 responses to “And now for some gastronomic relief…

  • Widdershins

    ‘…good food, good music and good people…’ this! πŸ˜€

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  • welshy055

    The snow peas and ensuing dinner look awesome. So good to grow your own anything you can pick… and eat. Even though we have some garden beds, we grow a lot of our herbs and edibles in tubs and pots,,, soil & water is easier to manage, and much kinder on the back.

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  • robertawrites235681907

    Wonderful snowpeas and a marvelous meal. Are your offspring girls? Somehow I think they are.

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  • CarolCooks2

    Wonderful, Meeks..homegrown gives so much satisfaction we grow as much as we can and I have some fruit trees …that stir fry has made me hungry πŸ™‚ x

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  • cagedunn

    I’m glad I grow a lot of my vegies — seeing the prices they are in the local shops was a big shock to me ($9 for a single zucchini! Same for a whole cauli). All the onions and potatoes on the shelves are old and fading. We have no pickers, so I assume it will get worse. One of my joys was doing the picking rounds in a new location. Get to know everyone, earn some money, learn the ropes.

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    • acflory

      Ugh. Things aren’t that expensive here in VIC but there are a lot of things that are no longer available since covid. I’ve always grown fruit trees and some herbs, but vegies seemed like too much trouble for too little reward – fight off the birds and possums and alpacas. That equation has been turned on its head this last year.
      Go on, make me jealous. πŸ˜€ What do you grow?

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      • cagedunn

        The ones that can grow in pots (still having trouble walking and the shoulder surgery didn’t go as planned). The pots are mainly because we had some trouble with the ground here, and can’t grow stuff in the soil for a while (fruit trees went mostly to the birds, now getting trimmed).
        Beans. Lots of beans. Lots of potatoes. Carrots. Onions. Zucchini. Pumpkin (no idea how they’re doing. Green, leafy stuff, wild lettuces (gold miners lettuce is tough). Yams (greens and tubers). Herbs.

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        • acflory

          Sorry to hear your surgery wasn’t successful. You don’t know how much you use that part of your body for absolutely everything until it stops working properly. :/
          The soil here in Warrandyte is mostly clay and shale so I’ve had to build small terraces for every fruit tree. Only just started growing pumpkin underneath the fruit trees. lol The alpacas don’t seem to like it.
          Oh I am jealous of your vegetables. We’ve got carrots growing too, in one of those corrugated iron raised bed thingies but no tubers. We have one wild tomato growing in the compost heap though. πŸ˜€
          Wish you were nearby so we could do a socially distanced vegie swap!

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