This last week we were at Yasuura Farm and we actually had nice weather so on Saturday PM after the English Bible Cafe, I went up the mountain to check on Hiroo’s vegetable patch.

It was fun to pull up a bunch of beets, to pick romaine lettuce, and snip 2 kinds of string beans from the vine. This year the zucchini grew up big and healthy and you can hardly see Hiroo for all the leaves in this shot!

It was fun to prepare a meal that was totally from our own garden. It included fried zucchini, beet greens, beets, lettuce, endive and cucumber salad with mini tomatoes. Fresh shiso leaves on tofu and finally fish that Hiroo caught that morning!

Fresh from the Garden!

All the vegetables are grown organically! Sometimes I have to wash worms out of the lettuce but that is the price you pay for enjoying chemical-free foods!

Sliced Beets sauteed in Butter

Fried Zucchini

We can’t buy beets in Japan at all and zucchini is only available in some stores. So this is a real treat. I fried up the zucchini in cornmeal. Hiroo had never had it that way so he decided he liked zucchini after all.

I enjoy the cooking part, but am grateful for all Hiroo’s hard work. Here are some other scenes from the garden.


String Beans

Cherry Tomatoes


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. kabablanket
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 17:26:08

    those beets looks great! i’m jealous of your colorful meal!


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