This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Chinese broccoli (gai lan)

chinese broccoli in pan

I made up a recipe for this vegetable I discovered at the supermarket this week. Laura recommended blanching.

Recipe:

Trim and wash
Blanch about 5 minutes in boiling water, drain
Heat walnut oil, add gai lan, stir fry about 5 minutes
Add crushed chili pepper, salt and sesame seeds to taste

I've found a couple of on-line sources for seeds and look forward to trying to grow gai lan next year. I hear it does well in the cooler spring and fall weather.

3 Comments:

Blogger victoria T. said...

You did not say whether the gai lan was good. It sounded like a very tasty recipe, " Julia". You should publish your recipe creations. You could call it---"Unusual Recipes using Vegetables from Skippy's Garden"---or "Recipes using Unusual Vegetables from Skippy's Garden". I'm sure it would be a hit.

December 20, 2009 9:43 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

It was delicious!

December 20, 2009 12:24 PM

 
Blogger LoveMeKnot Creations said...

never heard of it, looks great though :)

December 21, 2009 3:42 PM

 

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