The Gourds Must Be Crazy

The heat resistant Luffa vine has been kind to me this (extra hot) summer. Some years there are more male flowers so less fruition but this time I see Ma Nature allowing loads of female blooms. I think she’s helping our bees as well, with food nearby, so less need for heated long distance buzzing.

Yes, it is producing gourds galore – good reason to eat what’s in season.

Some Angled Luffa hanging from the arbor.

This one needs a ladder to get to ~ now that’s really hanging loose ~ shaka🤟

I love my usual simple-to-cook Luffa Fu Yong dish which I sometimes like to vary by adding what I find in the freezer. 

Luffa & sliced chicken

and when nicely sauteed till fragant

Add the egg as natural thickener (of sort)

And when I’m in the mood for some spicy dish, I cook it Indian style which is called the Peechinga Curry.

The basic items, ready for the pan.

Follow the recipe on this Link and you will get a pan full of hot (temperature and taste-wise) delicious Luffa.

Luffa cooked Indian style

Delicious with plain white rice … and vegetarian too!

I have to remember to take more pics and record what/how my Luffa gourds end up in the kitchen as. They are definitely not just grown for scrub sponges.

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One response to “The Gourds Must Be Crazy

  1. Also good in soups, delicious !

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