This week I received a very special gift from a virtual friend who shares my passions for fresh vegetables and cooking. Her name is Eleanor Hoh, and she is a Wok Star! Eleanor is an entrepreneur and teaches cooking classes based on “easy style” techniques using a wok and fresh vegetables. She also sells really cool Wok Star kits that look like lots of fun–a Wok Star kit would be a cool Christmas gift! Check out her Web site and see what I mean!
Eleanor likes to pay an occasional virtual visit to Cowlick Cottage Farm, and she was kind enough to send me some wonderful Chinese vegetable seeds that I planted this morning in what we have dubbed the Wok Garden. It only took a few minutes. First I fed the soil with a healthy helping of our own organic compost, turning it under and mixing it into the top few inches of soil. I sprinkled each of the different seeds–Flowering Kale, Broccolli Raab, Chinese Cabbage, and Mustard, in their own sections of the Wok Garden. A light covering of soil and sweet hay, and a good sprinkle of water finished the garden work. If we are lucky with the weather for a week or so, there will be little Chinese seedlings popping up through the soil.
Thanks, Eleanor, for sending a little bit of China to Cowlick Cottage! I can’t wait to make an awesome stirfry with my Wok Garden veggies.