Tag Archive for Mizuna

2018/08/18 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class to who love real food from scratch. Fortunately I harvested all vegetables from garden this morning such as shiso, Japanese cucumber, turnips, fudansou, green onion, they are super fresh.

vegetables from garden

They are young couple and husband grew up home made healthy foods, so he knows real foods taste.

Hand wrap sushi

Especially they enjoyed fresh sashimi & Japanese cucumber which is crunchy & tasty.

He asked me “what you are eating everyday?”, then I think about what I am eating and answered “Most likely I am eating vegetables from my garden everyday, because I grew so many vegetables in my garden.”

This is summer garden

summer garden

I grow variety of tomatoes, shiso leaf/green & red, chayote, Japanese pumpkin, rhubarb, turnip, mizuna, okura, banana pepper, green pepper, trefoil, green onion, eggplant Gretel, Japanese eggplant, fudansou, black soy bean, stalk broccoli, Japanese bell pepper. Harvested last weekends.

harvest

 

 

 

2015/03/03 Spring Vegetable Garden

This is Spring garden. I made very simple green house for summer vegetable.

Spring Garden

Spring Garden

Pea

Pea

Pea

Mizuna

Mizuna

Mizuna

Avocado, my friend gave me this Avocado plant. I heard Avocado grew very big…..will see.

Avocado

Avocado

Rubharb

Rubharb

Rubharb

Kale

Kale

Kale

Okinawan Spinach, my mom’s friend gave me this.

Okinawan spinach

Okinawan spinach

Trefoil spread in the garden.

Trefoil

Trefoil

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli

Butter Lettuce

Butter Lettuce

Butter Lettuce

Lettuce, my friend gave me plants.

Lettuce

Lettuce

Norabo, my friend gave me seed. Almost finishing the season.

Norabo

Norabo

I stir fried Norabo today.

Norabo stir fry

Norabo stir fry

Fig, I need to cut Fig in March.

Fig

Fig

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Daikon

Daikon

Daikon

Runner Bean, I need to protect new sprout from snails.

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014/08/15 Vegetable Garden

Runner beans grew so tall now.

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Fig has fruits already! I need to replant it bigger pot soon.

Fig

Fig

Rhubarb is growing bigger too.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Kale plant grew voluntarily after pulled out old one.

Kale

Kale

Bosnian Tomato grew so well this year, it has so many fruits now. I am busy making Bosnian tomato soup.

Bosnian Tomato

Bosnian Tomato

Soy beans are getting bigger too.

Soy Bean

Soy Bean

Arugula is growing just enough for sandwich.

Arugla

Arugula

Genovese Basil grew bigger now, I can make more pesto.

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Red Shiso leaf voluntarily grew so well this year, taller than me. I already made shiso juice, pickled plum used 1/4 of these.

Red shiso leaf

Red shiso leaf

Mixed Basil grew well from seed.

Mixed Basil

Mixed Basil

Red & Green tomato from Wild Boir Farm, very tasty.

Red & Green tomato

Red & Green tomato

Mizuna is slightly bitter, good for sandwich.

Mizuna

Mizuna

Japanese Eggplant grew very well too, I got good plant this year. I used eggplants the sample tasting dish for Open House @Deborah’s Palm tomorrow.

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Cucumber grew so well this year too, I harvested very long one today and cooked sample tasting dish tomorrow.

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

Bosnian Paprika has sweet and rich flavor.

Bosnian Paprika

Bosnian Paprika

San Marzano Roma tomato are growing well too, my garden neighbor gave me the plant.

San Marzano Roma

San Marzano Roma

Shiso leaf likes shady spot.

Shiso leaf

Shiso leaf

Morocco Bean grew so tall now.

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

I harvested tomatoes so many, I will bring to Deborah’s Palm Open House tomorrow to share.

Tomato

Tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013/05/13 Spring Vegetable Garden

Now spring vegetable garden looks like this. Finally vegetables started growing for one month.

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden

1st row1st row

1st row

 Runner BeanRunner bean

Runner bean

 Boir Tomato, I seeded in February and grew in balcony, but still very small.Boir tomato

Boir tomato

 

JP Cucumber, I seeded but only one came out and I bought two plants.JP cucumber

JP cucumber

 

Spaghetti squash, I seeded in February, now growing everyday.Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash

 

JP PumpkinJP Pumpkin

JP Pumpkin

 2nd row2nd row

2nd row

 Komatsuna, seeded few weeks ago, snails are eating. I hope they grow fast enough before got eaten.Komatsuna

Komatsuna

 MizunaMizuna

Mizuna

 Cabbage, seeded last Nov. and finally start growing.Cabbage

Cabbage

 Green Onion and Chives, over grown and keep them for seed for next year.Green onion

Green onion

 3rd row3rd row

3rd row

 Cherry Tomato, seeded in February but still very small.Cherry tomato

Cherry tomato

 JP Eggplant, bought two plants because seeded one but did not grow well.JP Eggplant

JP Eggplant

 Red Shiso leaf, voluntarily came out and grew so well.Red shiso

Red shiso

 4th row4th row

4th row

 Bell Pepper, bought one plant because seeded one did not grow well.Bell pepper

Bell pepper

 Celery, grew so big now. I made deep fried celery leaf which was very tasty.Celery

Celery

 Morocco BeanMorocco Bean

Morocco Bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012/06/09 Vegetable Garden

All vegetables grew very well after two weeks absence in Japan.

Peas

Peas

 

Runner Beans with red flowers

Runner Beans

 

Ashitaba

Ashitaba

 

Japanese Cucumber

JP Cucumber

 

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

 

Zucchini

Zucchini

 

Tomato

Bosnian Tomato

 

Mizuna

Mizuna

 

Butter Lettuce

Butter Lettuce

 

Red Shiso

Red Shiso

 

Japanese Bell Pepper

Japanese Bell Pepper

 

Daikon

Daikon

 

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

 

Soy Bean

Soy Bean

 

 

 

2012/04/08 Vegetable Garden in New Look

I already posted that I built new bigger plot with raising beds and water system but I needed to give up.

2012/04/01 Giving up new plot, disappointing….

 

Now I broke down new plot, re-built and move all plant to old plot. It took me for one whole week. I already got wood boards for double size plot, and I did not want to waste wood boards, so I raised bed so high.

 

Re built plot

 

Pea

 

Pea

 

Runner Bean

Runner bean

 

Ashitaba

Ashitaba

 

Trefoil

Trefoil

 

JP Cucumber

JP Cucumber

 

JP Pumpkin

JP Pumpkin

 

Green Onion

Green onion

 

Raddish

Raddish

 

Butter Lettuce

 

Butter lettuce

 

Mizuna

Mizuna

 

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

 

Red Shiso

Red Shiso

 

Komatsuna

 

Komatsuna

 

Salad Burdock

Salad Burdock

 

Daikon

Daikon

 

Black Soy Bean

Black Soy Bean

 

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

 

Chives

Chives

 

I need to squeeze into half size plot now, I do not have space for these…

Plants

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2011/10/18 Hijiki Salad & Simmered Dried Daikon

I made very healthy dishes like follows after my trip to USTA National Champioinship.

Hijiki Seaweed Salad/with Dried daikon & Mizuna

Hijiki Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is very easy dish, just mix everything together.

Broiled Eggplant with ginger

Broiled eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is very easy dish too, just broil and take off the skin.

Simmered  Dried Daikon with age

Dried daikon & age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered Hijiki Seaweed

Simmered hijiki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All these dishes was made from dried food which we eat regular basis in Japan, and very healthy too.

 

 

 

2011/08/07 Buckwheat Noodle Salad

I harvested Japanese cucumber, Mizuna/Japanese mustard, Mulukhiyah, Butter lettuce, Morocco bean from organic vegetable garden.

 

Morocco bean, Mizuna, Mulukhiyah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckwheat Noodle salad

Buckwheat noodle salad

2011/07/29 Chives, Japanese Cucumber

I harvested chives from garden and will use for dumpling party on 7/30 @Deborah’s palm.

Chives, Japanese cucumber, Morocco bean, Japanese bell pepper, Mizuna

Chives, JP Cucumber, Bell pepper, Morocco bean, Mizuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese cucumber, just cut and serve with kelp salt. Very crispy, juicy and tasty!

JP Yotsuba cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered burdock, konjac and pork

Burdock, Konjac, Pork

2011/7/18 Summer Vegetable Garden Diary

Summer vegetable garden now

Summer vegetable garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Flower Bean, has beautiful red flower

Common bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bosnian Tomato/It was cold spring this year, tomato grows slowly.

Tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Eggplant/I harvested 2 eggplant this year, Japanese eggplant has less seeds and tender.

JP Eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Bell Pepper/smaller than US one. I harvested 3 already. I planted first time, so far so good.

JP Bell pepper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Soy Bean/Japanese Hokkaido origin.

Black soy bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Pumpkin/I seeded and finally they have some fruits.

JP pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Shiso/I already used red shiso for pickled plum on July 1st and posted to Pickled Plum & Red Shiso

Red shiso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moloheiya/I seeded Moloheiya in late May, but it did not grow until July because of the cold weather.

Contains dietary fiber, carotene,  vitamin B1, B2, C, calcium, iron. Very powerful vegetable!

Molokheya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okura/I seeded in April, but did not grow because of the cold weather.

Finally starts growing.

Okura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti Squash/I got seed from Japan and tried first time.

They already have some fruits.

Spaghetti squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potherb Mustard/contains vitamin A, C, E, carotene,  iron, calcium.

I seeded first time, grow pretty well.

Mizuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butter Lettuce/grow very well, I harvest almost everyday now.

Butter lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petit Tomato/grow and have some fruits slow this year, I just picked few.

Petit tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morocco Bean/grew well and has lots of beans now.

I just could not see them because spaghetti squash leaves.

Morocco bean