Tonkatsu Ramen has suddenly become a bit of a saturday ritual. So filling, so delicious. This time one of us ordered it without chili oil, exposing the hearty white stock. I always tell Myself, ‘next time I will order something else from the expanding menu,’ but it has yet to happen..
February 9, 2014 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: asian, ate, bak choi, base, bone, bowl, bowls, broth, chili, cloudy, covered, delicious, eat, eats, egg, filling, food, foodformybelly, foodporn, full, gimmemore, ginger, greens, hearty, heavy, japanese, meat, milky, noodle, noodles, oil, photo, picked, picture, pictures, pork, ramen, ritual, roasted, satisfying, saturday, seeds, sesame, simplythebest, slurp, soup, stock, thick, tonkatsu, uni deli, unideli, united noodles, unitednoodles, weekly, white, yummy | Leave a comment
Last year, I tried growing a variety of tomato called Cherokee Purple. Sadly, last year, spring was quite late and I had a pathetic harvest of one tomato, as noted in the post on this site called ‘Love at First Spite.’ This year I tried them again. Much like the previous year, spring was late, but I got them planted about 2 weeks earlier than before. Thankfully, I have a lot more to eat this time around. Varying in size from 3 to 6 and a half inches across, they have grown in such thick clusters that I’ve had to do a large amount of thinning to prevent rot, due to over crowding. The key to these tomatoes is the taste. They are simply better than most, if not all of the other varieties available. Even the under-ripe 6 inch 1.7 pounder pictured below is tastier than any other tomato I’ve ever grown, or gotten from a grocery store. I never thought I would actually like tomatoes, but I do now… Thank goodness some plants will still give us seeds that will grow into more food.
September 9, 2013 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: best, cherokee, dark, early, food, fresh, garden, grew, heirloom, homegrown, images, juicy, large, meaty, picked, pictures, plant, purple, red, ripe, robust, seeds, slice, sliced, tomato, tomatoes, under-ripe, yummy | Leave a comment
I bought these seeds a couple of years ago, but didn’t plant them until June 15th of this year. Sewn into raised beds, the seeds sprouted and swiftly grew a couple of 4 to 5 foot branches. After about a month they started sprouting flowers and then, some lovely little fruits. This is the first to ripen and the largest of the bunch thus far. These little 5 inch musk melons are very fragrant, super juicy and just delicious. Grown in My yard a mere 2 miles from the UofM campus that spawned this strand of melon, it has made Me a very happy gardener.
September 1, 2013 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: aromatic, best, cantaloupe, cut, cute, delicious, fragrant, fresh, fruit, garden, giy, green, grown, half, hand, harvest, home, juicy, melon, melons, midget, midway, minnesota, mn, musk, orange, picked, ripe, saint paul, satisfying, seeds, small, st paul, twin cities, yummy | Leave a comment
I know that having such fruit trees around is normal for many people, but this is Minnesota! One must grow citrus in pots and haul them indoors for the winter. Thus, I am that odd guy who has ‘the glow’ of an artificial sun beaming out of My attic windows for a large part of the year.
Three years in and I am still learning how to keep all these little trees happy, with mixed success. My ‘Improved Meyer Lemon’ tree is not looking the greatest, yet it has 5 little lemons that are ripening, in this, it’s first year of fruiting. Well, there are only 4 now…
November 17, 2012 | Categories: Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: Citrus, delicious, fresh, fruit, indoor, Lemon, meyer lemon, picked, potted, tree, trees, tropical minnesotan attic jungle | Leave a comment