Tag Archive for Zucchini

2013/08/07 Tomato, Zucchini, Bell Pepper

Finally tomatoes are ripped and time to harvest. The neighbor gave me mint and green pepper.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes & mint

Boar farm tomato/Helium tomato

Helium tomato

Helium tomato

 

Zucchini

Zucchini

 

Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash

 

2013/06/10 Vegetable Garden after trip

I was out of town for three weeks, this is the vegetable garden before my trip on 5/13/13.

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden

 

This is the vegetable garden after the trip on 6/10, all vegetables grew so big! Thank you for the neighbors who watered for me. I was worried about my garden during my trip, I am so happy that all vegetables grew so well during my absence.

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Boar Red Tomato

Bore Red tomato

Bore Red tomato

Japanese Yotsuba cucumber

Japanese Yotsuba cucumber

Japanese Yotsuba cucumber

 

Zucchini

Zucchini

Zucchini

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli

Negi & Chives

Negi

Negi

Cherry Tomato

Cherry Tomato

Cherry Tomato

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Red Shiso

Red Shiso

Red Shiso

Celery

Celery

Celery

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

 

 

2012/09/19 Japanese Pumpkin, Tomato

I harvested four Japanese pumpkins this year.

Japanese Pumpkin

 

Lots of tomatoes and Zucchini

Tomatoes and Zucchini

 

Avocado & Tomato Salad

Avocado & Tomato Salad

 

 

2012/07/31 Zucchini Meat Sauce

I harvested big zucchini and spaghetti squash from garden.

Zucchini & Spaghetti Squash

 

I made zucchini meat sauce and made zucchini meat sauce pasta for lunch.

Zucchini meat sauce pasta

2012/07/28 Vegetable Garden

This if the snap shot for the vegetable garden now.

Runner Bean exceptionally well grown.

Runner Bean

 

Green shiso grew from seed last year naturally.

Green shiso

 

Peanuts is growing, I seeded first time.

Peanuts

 

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

 

Spaghetti Squash, I planted spaghetti squash, Japanese pumpkin, and zucchini in a same plot. Spaghetti squash is yellow color. I think this is the hybrid kind.

Spaghetti squash

 

Japanese pumpkin

Japanese pumpkin

 

Tomatoes, I seeded so many kinds of tomatoes this year. I do not know which is which. Tomatoes are very slow this year.

Tomato

 

Red shiso, I pulled out all red shiso and just left 2 of them for seed.

Red shiso

 

Carrot

Carrot

 

Salad Burdock

Salad Burdock

 

Morocco Bean grew very well and I harvested a lot,  enjoy Morocco bean every day.

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

 

 

 

2010/08/10 Vegetables from garden

Yesterday’s pick/(from left) Arugula,¬† Shiso leaf, Yellow pear tomato, Komatsuna, Early girl tomato, Zucchini

Arugula, shiso komatsuna tomato zucchini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s pick/garden neighbor gave me long beans, and I found the first Myoga this year. Myoga is a ginger family

vegetables which has a unique flavor.

I chop Myoga and added to Tofu/Avocado/Pork salad below.

Tomato, zucchini, myouga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiso grew so well this year and sprinkled over tofu.

Shiso tofu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made beans salad with Arugula salad leaf which has little bitter taste and good for salad.

Bean salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/08/09 Vegetable Garden

Many vegetables are growing in my organic vegetable garden. But it is cold summer this year in US and vegetables grow slowly.

American tomato/the tomatoes are still green color.

Amreican tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bosnian tomatoes/my garden neighbor gave me plants. They are still green color too. My neighbor is very nice and he made this bracing strut for me.

Bosnian tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckwheat/I planted this to attract good bugs to my garden and it blooming little white flower now.

Buckwheat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity tomato/still green color too.

Celebrity tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry tomato/this plant did not grow well this year, it does not have many tomatoes this year.

Cherry tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chives/I harvested and cooked hamburger few days ago.

Chives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Girl tomato/this tomato ripped first and I harvested  10 tomatoes already.

Early girt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green shiso leaves/it grows so well this year, big and soft leaves. I harvested and cooked a lot.

Green shiso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese cucumber/just blooming flowers

JP cucumber flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese eggplant/I harvested 4~5 already.

JP eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Komatsuna/this is very handy if I have in my garden. I can use in many different way of cooking, and very nutritious and healthy vegetable too.

Komatsuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long eggplant/my garden neighbor gave me a plant and I harvested 1 eggplant now.

Chinese eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint/I make mint tea and drink cold mint tea everyday. It is very refreshing and tasty in summer.

Mint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myoga/this is Japanese herb and season in summer. It has unique refreshing flavor and adding nice little bitterness to foods.

Myouga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula/this is a salad leaf and has little bitter taste. Very refreshing and nice salad leaf.

Arugula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickles cucumber/I made a lot’s of pickles this year.

Pickles cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red shiso leaf/I used this leaf for plum pickles to add bright purple color. Also I made shiso juice too.

Red shiso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salad burdock/I planted this last November but just came out again naturally. This is very tasty to make salad.

Salad burdock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soybean

Soybean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow pear tomato/it grows very well this year and I harvested lot’s of tomatoes already. Every breakfast we eat this.

Yellow pear tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zucchini/I harvested lot’s of zucchini this year too. I can not eat them all and I gave them to my friend too.

Zucchini

 

2010/07/19 Vegetabel Garden after Japan Trip

I was in Japan for 10 days and returned US on 7/19. I can imagine many vegetables were too big and grown too much!

Early girl tomatoes & Pickles cucumbers

Early girl tomato & cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry tomatoes & Eggplant/Eggplant is growing so well this year.

Cherry tomato eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zucchini

Zucchini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green shiso leaf

Shiso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s harvest

all vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made a marinaded cucumber with bonito flakes & soy sauce.

bonito flakes cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made a ratatouille with zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes

Ratatouille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Added green shiso leaf

Ratatouille with shiso

 

 

 

 

2010/07/05 Ginger Pork & Zucchini

My older son found a ginger pork recipe from Japanese famous talent in TV show. I was wondering if he cooked tasty food or not, but it was very tasty and healthy dish. Lightly flour pork slice and stir fry. Stir fry onion too. Add seasoning and grated ginger. Serve with brown rice.

Ginger pork w brown rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stir fry zucchini with minced garlic. This is the recipe on my cooking book and I added shiso leaf.

Stir fry zucchini