A meal from the garden

Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Today I made spot prawns with bokchoy and peas from my garden. OK the prawns were from the ocean but you know, the vegetable part was grown by me;)

A few of you have asked me how to use bokchoy (aka: pac choi) so I’m here to tell you!

In this case my bokchoy bolted so I haven’t been eating the stem as its very fibreous, better off for a nice animal with large teeth. Instead I’ve been peeling the leaves off and frying them.


It’s a lot like spinach in that it shrinks down and goes a bit limp when you heat it. I added some water and soy sauce and fried them up for about 5 minutes. I added my lovely snow peas in at the end.



This is what the end result looked like!


I’m generally NOT the type of person to take photos of my food but I don’t buy expensive seafood everyday, and this was my first pea harvest…so I had to!

Are your vegetables harvesting? What’s your favorite meal to cook? What do you make with the food from your garden? Happy eating and growing, blogger friends 😄🌱🍴


Author: nannygrannie

an adoptee who is ok admitting i'm not ok. I talk about my mental health, my garden & my outdoor adventures

13 thoughts on “A meal from the garden”

  1. Squash is going crazy over here (the first year I haven’t lost it all to the bugs before harvesting a single one.) And the chard hasn’t bolted yet thanks to unseasonably cool temperatures so far.


    1. Horray! I’m looking to grow chard next…have you had success previously? The lovely colours caught my eye and so I may buy some to plant! So happy to hear about your squash, which type are you growing?


      1. There’s a variety called Perpetual Chard that I’ve had luck growing from seed year after year. It truly seems to be perpetual, too! Rainbow swiss chard I buy starts of. For some reason it doesn’t like growing from seed for me.
        The squash producing right now is called Zucchini Grey. It’s better suited to my climate than other zucchini varieties.

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  2. I have never grown pak choy but I have a packet of seeds so pretty soon when I sort out some space for them …..so far this year we are enjoying our own spinach in salads and courgettes in stews….fingers crossed our own tomatoes in a few more days!!!! nothing beats that feeling…


  3. Everthing in my garden is late this year, but I do have a couple of pea pods developing, but nowhere near eating yet. I love pak choi but left it out this year and planted chard instead…also tastes like spinach and great in quiches. I’m hungry just looking at your prawns and stir fry!!


  4. I love to grow Basil. I make pesto and roll it in bread dough and put it in spaghetti sauce. If you go to my blog familyfavoritesfromtheheartland.wordpress.com and type in pesto, you can get the recipe for all of it.
    I’ve never cooked bokchoy. I’ll have to try it. Thanks!


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