Yay!! Spring is finally here and we have been doing a lot of gardening. We might soon have a green house with aquaponics, which is super exciting. Besides that I have been pickling. In Nepal, we used to make pickles during the winter, but here we hardly get any sun during the winter, so I make it during spring and summer. I usually pickle radish, green chilli, cauliflower, cabbage or lemon. Here, I have an easy recipe on how to make lemon pickle. I buy these lemons from Winco, but you can get them anywhere. Although pickles are tasty, I recommend eating this in moderation (just a small piece with meal). If you have stomach ulcer or gastric, it is best to avoid any fermented food in general.
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon frengrueek seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 large dry clean bottle with lid
1. Cut both ends of the lemon and discard the ends.
2. Cut lemon into 12 to 18 smaller wedges.
3. Place lemon cubes in a large bowl. Add salt, sugar and cayenne pepper.
4. In a pan, heat vegetable oil. Add frengrueek seeds and mustard seeds and cook until frengrueek seeds turn black.
5.Turn off the stove as soon as frengrueek seeds turn black.
6. Add turmeric powder.
7. Add this oil mixture to a large bowl containing lemon wedges.
8. Mix well.
9. Transfer spiced lemon wedges into a large dry glass container. Make sure the container doesn’t contain any water and seals tightly. Keep it in the sun for a week and start enjoying.
Finally, here is a new post about our recent trip to Big Island, Hawaii. For this spring break, we went to the Big Island, Hawaii. The trip was amazing. We met so many wonderful people and got to eat fresh and exotic fruits and vegetables. We stayed in different parts of the Big Island and traveled around the island making a huge circle. I will post more about other parts of the Island, but this post is dedicated to the farmer’s market in Hilo.
There is a small farmer’s market every day in Hilo, but on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a big one. It rains a lot in Hilo making it easy to raise tropical fruits and vegetables. One of the best parts about Hilo and the Big Island in general is that most of the people seemed to be happy, warm, and welcoming. There were a lot of hippies there but less tourists than I expected, which was surprising. Because of the warm climate, happy people, fresh fruits and vegetables, and authentic Thai food, Hilo has made it to the best places to visit in my list and by far the best places I have been to in the United States. Ever since I have gotten back to Moscow, I have been seriously considering moving there 🙂 Here are some photos and videos of farmer’s markets we went to in and around Hilo. Enjoy!
Born to pose or what!!
This is how chocolate looks like before it gets heavily processed. These roasted cocoa beans are so flavorful, I had to buy a couple packs. Unfortunately, they are more expensive than chocolate 🙁 Fish in Suisan Fish Market. The fish seemed fresh, but the prices were high!Colorful potatoes.Even though I like Hilo, Idaho potatoes are still my favorite. Green Papaya Salad and Jack Fruit. I have a video post on a lady making this papaya salad. This salad reminded me of our trip to Thailand. Fresh BasilI love pearls. How romantic!Cocoa beans again! Making dinner with fresh produce from the market!
This guys was an amazing singer. Leen and I had to go dance in the stage 🙂 So colorful. A picture with a Triathlete. Just like my scooter in Nepal.Some vendor thought we were cute and gave us coconut for free. Enjoying free coconut with Leen. NO GMO (for dinner).
I love this lady. She was giving us a lot of different fruits just to try. We bought some ferns from her.
How many bananas can you eat?
LonganMy favorite Rambutan and Mangoes. Papaya are in season rt now. We must have eaten at least 50 papayas when we were there. Posing with vendors.
Enjoying cooking in Darya’s Charming Two Bedroom Cottage in Hilo!
Video of Farmer’s Market!
Video of Green Papaya Salad!