• 02, December, 2015 03:15:44

     Lemon cucumber (Jingpo ghost Senate)

    Heirloom. €œRound and yellow, this tennis ball-sized cucumber is a perfect serving for one or two people. It is believed to have been introduced to the US in the late 1800s. Lemon cucumber does not have a lemon taste, only color, but has a thin, tender skin with a flavor a little milder than a regular cucumber’s. One great advantage to this cuke is that you can eat it all at one sitting with no half-cuke left to store in the fridge. Prolific plants are easy to grow and seem to need less heat to ripen than some cucumbers, making ...
  • 02, December, 2015 03:18:34

     Assorted osmanthus mussels

    Osmanthus fragrans (lit. "fragrant osmanthus"; Chinese: 桂花, guìhuā, and 木樨, mùxī; Japanese: 木犀, mokusei; Hindi: सिलंग, silang), variously known as sweet osmanthus, sweet olive, tea olive, and fragrant olive, is a species native to Asia from the Himalayas through southern China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan) to Taiwan and southern Japan and southeast Asia as far south as Cambodia andThailand.[3][4][5][6]It is the "city flower" of the cities of Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin in China and is the "town tree" of the town of Yoshitomi, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan.It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 3–12 m tall. The leaves are 7–15 cm long and 2.6–5 cm broad, with an entire or finely toothed margin. The flowers are white, pale yellow, yellow, or orange-yellow, small (1 cm long), with a four-lobed corolla 5 mm diameter, and have a strong fragrance; they are produced in small clusters in the late summer and autumn. The fruit is a ...
  • 02, December, 2015 03:20:48

     Lite Braised sea cucumber

    This is s very simple dish that every Chinese family can relate and enjoy. It is not only flavourful but also has high nutritional value. Sea cucumber with its gelatinous texture is a delicacy in Chinese cuisines. It is believed to help to prevent aging. Fish maw and pork tendons, on the other hand are a good source of collagen as they improve blood circulation, complexion and heal wound after an operation. A perfect dish anytime … especially so during the festive new year.
  • 02, December, 2015 03:22:09

     Japanese-style marinated cucumbers

    This recipe is a great way to use up cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers are traditionally served as an accompaniment with rice or sushi, but feel free to serve any way you like.Easy Japanese Pickled Cucumber2 or 3 Japanese cucumbers - if you can't find Japanese cucumbers, use one regular English cucumber2 teaspoons salt1/4 cup rice vinegar2 tablespoons sugarPinch of salt2 tablespoons sesame seedsOptional: wakame or hijiki seaweed, reconstituted in water, about 2 tablespoonsWash the cucumbers and slice in thin coins. Place in a bowl and sprinkle the 2 teaspoons of salt on them, and set aside for five minutes. Rinse off ...
  • 02, December, 2015 03:24:25

     Hot and sour cucumber salad

    4 small cucumbers, peeled1 large green chilli, deseeded and finely sliced1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced2 spring onions, trimmed and finely slicedDressing4 garlic cloves, finely chopped5cm piece ginger, finely chopped1 tbsp brown sugar3 tbsp brown rice vinegar3 tbsp light soy sauce2 tbsp sesame oilServes 4-6Cut cucumbers in half lengthways and then into 5mm slices on the diagonal.In a bowl, combine cucumber with chillies and spring onions.To make the dressing, combine ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon dressing over salad, toss gently and serve.