As a child, I always expected the sound of “Ding-ding-tong” from Vendors selling rock maltose candy. And grandpa would malt the wheat on his own to hand-pull maltose syrup for us. From a handful of grain seeds to a basketful of wheat is a cycle of life. Malt can turn into maltose, straws into hats, and flour into all divine combinations: Steamed buns, cold jelly noodles, Chinese pork burgers, fried dough twists, noodles, and roasted gluten … What a treasure crop wheat is!
“Fluffing cotton ~ Fluffing cotton ~ Half a catty of cotton can be fluffed to eight tael and eight mace. Old cotton can be fluffed to new cotton. When a cotton quilt is finished, the girl will bring it with her to get married.” There are no brides here, but there is a lovely […]
It all starts with a teeny tiny pea. When it sprouts and comes into leaf, eat the pea shoots. After flowering, eat tender beans and tender peas. Finally, we get a plentiful of peas to stew with meat! From seed to seed, a cycle exhibiting how life is renewed. BTW, pea jelly, pea crisps, noodles […]
Garlic is a must-have in nearly every kitchen. All dishes, whether steamed, stir-fried, braised or served cold, Lose a little kick-up without garlic. From last autumn to date, from garlic cloves to garlic bulbs! Time to dig new garlic. Hurray!