Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tomato in noodle soup

Finally our own tomato ended  in a nice juicy noodle. The satisfaction is a lot more than a similar noodle with tomato bought from the market. There is a lot more to gardening than just just germinating, planting and harvesting, and if I can share here, gardening is like a classroom teaching about emotions, strategies, problem solving, handling success, coping with failure, thankfulness, multi-tasking, short term and long term planning, social engagements and more and more.

The second harvest of tomato wasn't great with 5 sizeable tomatoes. Two ended in noodle soup, one for me and one for kakdah. It was the best noodle on earth ever!



Tomato second harvest

Tomato second harvest

The best noodle soup on earth!

It was special, as we ate slowly taking our sweet time, taking twice the length of time we used to finish a bowl of noodle. How we play around with the tomato in the mouth, pushing it to one side and another, refusing to swallow, describing the taste and remembering the journey that particular tomato had to take.

bangchik and kakdah






18 comments:

  1. Tomatoes & noodles, 2 of my favorite things combined. :)

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    1. yes, somehow the two are made for one another.

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  2. yes Bangchik i agree with all you said "and more"! I also had 6 tomato plants and when i went home the other Sat, that was already the 3rd harvest. I also pictured my daily harvest from Sat-Sun and i am so thrilled harvesting. Mine was just from seeds of market tomatoes, and it was truly the best tasting tomato in the world! Haha. We even give tomatoes as give-aways during my niece thanksgiving for graduating high school with honors. And my female cousins who received them were very happy. Mine was oblong and fruits are a bit bigger than yours!

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    1. The last four weeks, plants were very much left on their own, when I had to be away for days and back for a day or two and then out again. IT's alright I guess, since that's the way plants are supposed to be, looking after themselves and tomato had been placed in the "danger extinct list". So Andrea, the size shown is naturally normal, and the bigger tomato of yours probably is suffering from acute obesity... haha.

      I have picked the best, and scoop out the seeds. They are now germinating and ready for the second generation of backyard tomato.

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  3. best noodles. i agree. esp with all those fresh ingredients..

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    1. Knowing that the ingredients are mostly homegrown, that really tickles the taste buds and swings the appetite to the maximum!!

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  4. It looks realy good, a great end for a tomato

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    1. It's not the end yet Cathy, because a tray of young seedlings is ready for the second generation of backyard tomato.

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  5. Excellent combination of tomatoes and soup! Yummy!
    You're so correct on gardening. I learn alot from gardening! ;)

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    1. Malar..., when the harvest is small, only a few we tend to appreciate more. Next time we can say going to class instead of doing garden work.

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  6. Beautiful tomatoes! :) And I love your description of gardening, couldn't agree more. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Kim.... but some hate gardening because it looks dirty.

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  7. Yes I agree the best tasting tomato and most appreciated is one you have grown yourself. Your tomatoes and noodles look delicious

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    1. Maureen, we look and look at the lovely tomato, before we manage to knife it through... haha.

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  8. That sounds yummy! And I agree with you about the many constant lessons we learn in the garden. You can never really become a "master" gardener, because there's always something new to learn.

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    1. Hello JGH.... there's a life long learning concept going on at the backyard!!... mastering gardening is a no ending adventure!

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  9. Tasty tasty dish.tangy tomato dish seems to delicious.
    garden landscape toowoomba

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  10. Any thing from backyard garden is nice...

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