Finally, some sweet potatoes were harvested and enjoyed in sweet ginger soup ...




The Sweet Potato ( Ipomoea batatas ) vines are growing exceptionally lush these days at my front yard. Every time I look at them, my pair of hands would " itch ". Wanting to dig some ( sweet potatoes ) up right away. But my rational mind always hold them back, " Wait a while more. So that they are better and bigger. "

Finally yesterday, at four months from the time of planting, it decided not to hold my pair of hands back. So, down they freely went, digging into the soil around the bases of the vines, feeling for the enlarged roots ( sweet potatoes ).

They did not take very long. Within minutes, they managed to find and get three, beautiful, plump roots ( sweet potatoes ) up. Enough for me to cook in brown sugar and ginger soup for six people this morning. YUM YUM! 

The rest of them ( the sweet potatoes ) were spared and allowed to continue growing down there. Until, perhaps, this coming February, during the Chinese New Year. When again, my pair of hands would be allowed to freely search for and dig them ( the sweet potatoes ) up. For another sweet soup treat, which hopefully, would be enough to satisfy, or perhaps, just " tease " the taste buds of more people. ๐Ÿ˜€


11 comments:

  1. Brown sugar and ginger soup? I must try that. I do not grow sweet potatoes as I really don't have enough space. Maybe I should reconsider?
    I do like sweet potatoes roasted with other root vegetables in wi ter.

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    1. Oh, Padraig, you should try, really. It tastes great and warms the body. Perhaps you can 'play' small first. I grow mine on a mere 4ft x 4ft space and find it very satisfying. Btw, happy trying if you would!
      Roasted sweet potatoes sounds delicious to me. I may try that one day when I got an oven.
      Thank you so much for your comment!

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  2. Some people grow them here in the UK but they are usually a red variety. xx

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    1. Oh, we have the red ones here too, Flighty! Those are nice and sweet.

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  3. Wow so good harvest, so plump and nice.
    I like roasted sweet potato or sometimes i put in bubur chacha. I must try to cook it your way one of these days. Thanks for the tips.



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    1. They are, meintheswiim. Thanks a lot for your kind comment!
      Well, bubur cha cha is my favourite too. But my sister can't take coconut milk and yam. So I made this simple but equally delicious sweet soup instead. I"m sure you'd love it too. ๐Ÿ˜€.
      You're welcome!

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  4. Oh my, lucky you!!! I really must try this recipe, it sounds delicious and I do love ginger!xxx

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    1. So glad I was, Snowbird!
      Me too, love ginger, in soups especially. I'm sure you would love it! Enjoy, should you try!

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  5. Yum, yum. How come the soup is dark in colour?

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    1. The colour is so because I used brown sugar. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. Oic. Your brown sugar must have been a really brown type.

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