Saturday, August 6, 2011

Belimbing And Some Mint Yumminess!

Seven months since I cut the belimbing tree at the main stem,  now it has grown tall and is flowering again. I am missing the fruits, thinking of sambal tumis with belimbing lately! Even the nasi lemak seller in the market whom I have given some fruits before, was asking for the fruits. Soon, there will be enough to share.

The flowers are growing and spotted them popping in small clusters all over the branches. So happy!

Very soon, I will have some fruits in my sambal tumis. Couldn't wait!

My pot of mint plant. Got to cut the stems as they are getting long and lanky! 

Harvested the leaves and what to do with these much leaves?

Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple! Yummy!

Make some yummy Fresh Mint Ice Cream of course! I swirl it with some Chocolate Fudge Ripple. If you would like the recipe, come over to my kitchen, just click here. The Fudge Ripple can be omitted and you will have just Fresh Mint Ice Cream. The flavour of the mint is fabulous and the smell is wonderful! This is one delicious, really creamy ice cream. Waiting for the next batch of Mint harvest now! :)  

I think I'm gonna plant another pot of Mint Plant!  I just love Mint Leaves! Do you?

Happy Gardening !


  1. Your belimbing tree is really healthy with so many flowers, do you fertilise if often? How long did it take to start flowering and fruiting?Im waiting for my own tree to flower and bear those long awaited belimbings too!

  2. it's quite rewarding when the cuttings turn into mature plants with fruits!

  3. Go ahead. Plant another pot of mint. They are gorgeously green and minty . I love the aroma.

  4. The belimbing flowers look very pretty...

  5. I planted Belimbing after seeing yours! hahha...
    Yummy ice-cream! I shall go and find your recipe now!

  6. I never take a good close look on belimbing bloom before, although we had one very prolific tree at my parents. Very pretty.

  7. wahhh...DELICIOUS looking ice cream!!!!! bring some next time!!

  8. My belimbing tree once got attacked by some pest and was almost dead and now growing again, phew. Yours is so tall and healthy. All my fruit trees look half dead, haha. Oh ice cream! How good to have it in this hot weather. Your family is so lucky to have you to cook for them, you're such a great cheft.

  9. Hi Shida,
    I fertilize the Belimbing tree about two or three times a year. I cannot remember exactly when it started to flower, but it was like maybe 3-4 years from the time I sowed the seeds. Since you bought the seedling from the nursery,it could be earlier than that. Once it starts to fruit, you will be giving away to neighbours!

    Hi DeeBee,
    Yes, really rewarding to harvest the fruits. :)

    Hi Keats,
    Will do that! Mint smells fantastic!

    Hi Lrong,
    Belimbing flowers really are pretty and attractive. Never expected these flowers will bear fruits that are extremely sour!

    Hi Malar,
    Good for you! Hope yours grow well and healthy. I think this is one fruit that the monkeys will away from!

    Hi Diana,
    Yes, the blooms are really pretty. I love the colour of the flowers, a beautiful dark maroon red.

    Hi petite nyonya,
    Haha! Will do that! Tell me when.

    Hi milka,
    You have a belimbing tree too? Just water and fertilize the tree and I think should be fine in a couple of months. I am not a great chef, only a housewife who loves to meddle with her cooking pots and oven! :)

    Have a great week, everyone!

  10. How clever of you! Mint ice-cream...

  11. Going over to the next blog to see your ice cream recipe. Have been wanting to make some home made ice cream lately.

  12. The belimbing flowers are really pretty. I love mint leaves, the scent, eaten raw or cooked. I want to plant some mint too. Happy holidays!

  13. Yes, I have mint and maybe I will cook an ice-cream... :-)