Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sharks Fin Melon Soup

It's been a while ... But we've just returned from holidaying on the South Island of NZ .... so Pictures maybe to follow .... Now no yawning people !!!


 




 McD - My  girl has just received the results of her first IT exam .... The ITIL Certification .... And got a good solid Pass :O) I am so proud of her :O) Not only is she now a qualified Nerdy like me she now officially knows as much as I do on IT Service Management ! :O)

  

 

Ich bein ein Nerdy person :O)  The IT Crowd are sooo Funny ..... 



 Meanwhile We hit Autumn bang on calendar schedule..March 1 came and immediately we got cold nights , warm days and rain ...... Oh - and that of course means fungal attacks on the tomatoes, cucurbits and Dahlias... We have given up really and will plant out out the autumn  winter stuff like broccoli .... 



A small win all considering, was the harvest of one of the Spaghetti Melons or Sharks Fin Melons as it is also known. 















As you can see when opened up the flesh is soft and stringy...Apparently, as I've never had it nor want to, Sharks fin when cooked goes the same way ....









When raw it tastes pretty much like unripe melon ...... 









We found a recipe for Sharks fin melon soup in an old book of mine ...So we made it based on that... But we then decided to add chicken, extra chinese mushrooms and sweetcorn straight from the garden .......











All up it was very very nice ... But highly dependent on a good stock base for the flavour ....... Next time I'm going to try a variation of Tom Yum soups 









  












































1 comment:

keewee said...

Sooo! you have been on vacation, no wonder I have not seen any posts.I am sure you had a grand time.
The melon sure looks interesting. We have one here, called spaghetti squash which is more yellow, and can be used, by those on a diet, to replace spaghetti.