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.
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.
and when nicely sauteed till fragant
And when I’m in the mood for some spicy dish, I cook it Indian style which is called the Peechinga Curry.
Follow the recipe on this Link and you will get a pan full of hot (temperature and taste-wise) delicious Luffa.
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.