Fresh Vegetables & Herbs – A Glimpse of my Parents’ Garden

A few weeks ago, I wrote a brief post about my parents’ garden (check it out here). I didn’t take many photos then because I was a chicken, and ran away when I spotted a bumble bee. On this day, I woke up around 8 am on a Saturday morning, let the dog out, and took more photos of my parents’ garden.

These cucumbers are so good, and I was very happy my mom had a few left for my sister and I to take back to our apartment. Before coming home to visit my parents, my mom told me that some of her relatives were asking for some of her veggies, and I was worried there wouldn’t be any left for my sister and I.

Next to the cucumbers are the long green beans. My favorite Chinese dish is Sichuan stir-fry green beans, so I’m looking forward to making that this week for lunch/dinner. Of course, right when I took these photos (of the cucumbers and green beans) a few bumble bees flew near my ear and landed on the flower. It took so much will-power to not scream, and wake up the neighbors.

Towards the back of their garden, they have a persimmon tree.

Of course, we have a lot of Thai basil.

They also grew some peppermints.

There’s also a Kaffir lime tree. As a child, I used to pick the lime leaves because it smells nice. As I grew older, I learned that the leaves are used in most Southeast Asian Cuisines.

Lemongrass, also used in many Southeast Asian cuisines.

Papaya tree.

In the front yard, we have a pomegranate tree. I think there was a plum tree next to it, and a banana tree too. I wasn’t sure because again, I saw a bee and maybe a spider – nope I’m not staying long (terrified of bees and spiders haha).

Before I left my parents house, mom packed some cucumbers and long green beans for my sister and I.

– Cindy

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