Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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The Sponge gourd is also known as the "Luffa" Sponge gourd and is botanically known at Luffa aegyptiaca. A member of the Curcurbitaceae (Cucumber) family, the Sponge gourd is produced on a climbing vine, has a cylindrical shape and smooth green outer skin. This gourd can reach between 1 to 2 feet in length and has a white inner flesh. The inner flesh of the Sponge gourd is very fibrous and offers a flavor similar to bitter melon.
Sponge gourd is classified as a long-season fruit, which can be found growing nearly year-round in warm, tropical climates.
Recipes that include Sponge Gourd. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Wok with Ray||Sponge Gourd (Patola) Soup|
|Apron and Sneakers||Sponge Gourd Soup with Misua, Shrimp, & Saffron|
|Salu Salo||Sauteed Sponge Gourd|