This blog is a platform to publish my experiments with cooking. It also incorporates my organic farming ventures at home. It is high time we discard the toxic and adulterated food and go back to mother nature and find more edible plants and fruits which are not preferred by the present generation. We are also bringing out a self invented recipe of healthy and delicious fresh cut Veg. Salads and Soups which can be tried by anyone for a change.
The broiler duck for Easter finally ended up on the BBQ grill. Just plain marination with chilli powder, little turmeric powder, Salt and pepper. Lemon juice also added. Came up good and along with Onion tomato salad accompanied by chilli sauce and 7 up was s fantastic dinner indeed.
We were waiting for this tree to bear fruit and eat it to know how it tastes like. The green nut similar to Badam nut but bigger in size was on the tree for 2 months and then cracked and fell down giving us these nuts similar to areacanut. Upon opening the shell, the kernel is similar to cashew nut and tastes like groundnut.
Growing winter vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale etc in the tropical regions is a challenge. I manage it here in Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala, S. India for the last several years. I occasionally get to harvest it or I use the leaves for soup as you see here. This is today morning harvest and the temperatures for last several days were near 40 degrees. This soup has a pinch of turmeric only as an additive. Fully organic and healthy soup. You can add salt pepper etc. To your taste.I boiled the veggies for half an hour.
Soups comes in different names, flavours and taste. But they will be seasoned with many additives and thus renders a yummy taste. Here is a Shallot Broccoli soup which is prepared at home from Organically grown Shallots, Broccoli, Green Chillies, Bird's Eye Chilli etc. Its taste is not so yummy because of the absence of additives. But it is very healthy and packed with numerous rejuvenating elements.
Lettuce although a Winter type Leafy green is surviving at my home in Ollur. Strawberries are growing in my home for the last 8 years. Recently I replanted them into a PVC Pipe in a vertical garden style. May be they will flourish in a year and I hope it will cover the whole PVC Pipe.
Bought 100 Bush Pepper saplings for Rs. 150/pc. Transplanted them into grow bags. Lost some 20 plants by now due to some unknown reason. Hope some of them will survive and give me the 'Black Gold'. Also seen are Ginger grown in Grow Bags with no soil but only Coir pith and manure. They are growing up vigorously and even flowering. You can see the Pine Cone type flowers which has some lovely lilac-purple tiny flowers on it.