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misternatureboy

Gardening is like cooking. To improve, you need to be willing to make mistakes and experiment. Also, common names are garbage. Zone 9b, West Sac, CA.

Momordica charantia

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misternatureboy

HOT DAMN ITS DALASHAS #vegan

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thehardygardener

Eat what you grow, water the seeds with love, enjoy

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misternatureboy

I'm about to cook more of this weird, un-American vegetable that no one in my neighborhood wants. 21Oct2020 #gyo

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Cindy76

How are you going to cook it?

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mojosmomma

I always wondered what these were..i have a neighbor that grows them..haha I thought they were a cucumber gone wrong 😅

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misternatureboy

@cyndi To reduce bitterness, I soaked the chopped pieces in salted water for at least 15 minutes. Sautéed some garlic cloves and a whole onion with some vegetable oil. Added chopped bell pepper, a whole soyrizo, black bean garlic sauce, garlic hoisin sauce, some water, and veg BBQ sauce.

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misternatureboy

Added bitter melon, frozen peas, and frozen corn kernels. Covered to give b. melon more time to soften. Served over boiled white rice. Shoveled into eager moufhole. 😛

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misternatureboy

Oh crap not you @cyndi I meant @Cindy76 ha ha

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misternatureboy

The good news: Every time I cook #bittermelon, it turns out better than the last time. The bad news: No one else wants to eat bitter melon. 30 Aug 2020 #gyo #urbanfarming #ampalaya

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sushiwaitress

Yeah, it's an acquired taste

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lilymel

Love it. Very nice.

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misternatureboy

I'm getting better at cooking #bittermelon. Hoisin + black bean sauce works quite nicely. 20Aug2020

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lilymel

Nice. How big is it?

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misternatureboy

Added slivered almonds (I was out of cashews) and ate it with steamed rice. Pretty good! 7Aug2020 #gyo #vegan

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misternatureboy

#momordica-charantia #bittermelon #greenbeans #gyo #urbanfarming #foodforest

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misternatureboy

Had a few pleasant surprises in the garden today. 6Aug2020 #gyo #urbangardening #foodforest

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misternatureboy

My first baby #bittermelon! Inay ("Mother" in Tagalog) informed me that the leaves are a nice addition to traditional Filipino #mungbean soup. 3June2020 #gyo #ampalaya

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misternatureboy

I find #momordica-charantia to be a rather attractive, dramatic plant. Those leaves! Those tendrils! And that fruit! #bittermelon #ampalaya 29May2020

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