What can be said about bottle gourd, this fantastically-shaped fruit of the vine calabash? Apparently, this is the same vegetable used to make water bottles back in the pre-fabricated-bottles days. Hashtag truth! I do not kid. The snowman-shaped fruit of the vine can be harvested young and eaten as a vegetable or left to dry, then hollowed to store your water. Useful! Read the wiki here.
Alas, we only have the fresh, young, yummy versions available.
A delicately sweet organic melon…once you get past all the fuzz! Definitely worth the effort though! Fuzzy melon is good for clear, refreshing summer soups as well as stir fries when cut up into strips.
Here is a bit more about this versatile fuzzy wonder.
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Just as sweet cooked or raw, sugar snap peas are in season!
1/2 lb bags for $3
If you prefer to cook your sugar snap peas, they are also easy to prepare with just a quick stir in the pan with some oil, salt, and pepper. For the more adventurous, here are five ways to eat your peas.