Sunday, 21 July 2013

Vegetables Available this Month

Now that the heat wave is upon us, a few new vegetables have also made it to our market table.
Beans Beans Beans!
Wonderful to add in stir fries the beans are a staple for summer season. 

Malabar Spinach
This veggie may be strange to some but they are a nice crispy addition to salad mix. Their thick and juicy leaves make them really nice for use in soups and stir fries. Malabar Spinach is a good source for vitamin A.

Red Amaranth 
They are good alternative to the regular spinach for the summer season. In most areas spinach is not available during summer because they have a tendency to bolt really fast in the summer. Red Amaranth can be cooked similar way to spinach and they really becomes tender when cooked. 
Water Spinach
These are also good alternative to the regular spinach. They are much crispier than spinach and red amaranth and do not leave any strange after taste in your mouth. Water Spinach is a good start for people who are new to Asian greens and are interested in adding some to their cooking. 

Yummy juicy fruits that is the trademark of summer season! These are not available at every market but if you would like us to contact you when we do have some available, give us an email and we would be more than happy to reserve strawberries for you. 
Bantam Cochin Rooster
The feather feet rooster! He may be small but he is packed with a fiery temper. 

Silkie Rooster
One of the better looking silkies in our flock. He is also smaller in size but he is a mighty protector of his hens. Whenever one of the hens wanders out of the netted area he would go in panic mode and get everyone else into the coop and wait for us to help him get his hen back inside the net. 

Last but not the least of the feather feet! He is a Buckeye / Silkie cross. He has inherited the mellow temper of his Buckeye mommy and the dainty appearance of his Silkie daddy. He is one of the best looking birds in this coop.