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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Grow, Harvest & Cook White Bitter Gourd

Since last year, I have been clearing my garden to make space to grow more edibles. Hubby has been of great help by helping to tie the lines for the edible vines to climb. These days, he has been spending more time in the garden than me. He is interested in the edibles growing in our garden and watching them grow, bear fruits, and getting to eat the harvest.
 Sunrise and morning walk at the park, followed by breakfast.
Then it is back home, spending time in the garden.
The edibles growing in my garden include these white bitter gourds or while bitter melons.
 These are ready to be harvested. They are about 7 to 8 inches long.
 That morning's harvest - white, red and green edibles.
 One of the white bitter melon was given to a friend.
 These will be enough to cook 2 dishes for a simple dinner for 2 people.
 White bitter melon - cooked with garlic, dried shrimps, salted black beans and some dried bird's eye chilies.
Steamed okras or lady's fingers, drizzled with some Kewpie roasted sesame dressing. Can you see the difference in colour? When cooked, the red okras turned pale green.

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34 comments:

  1. Todo es estupendo! Te espero por mi blog! Feliz día! 💜💜💜

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  2. I love reading your blog post always but hasn't had much time to leave comment as our garden is keeping me busy lately. I'm glad to hear that your husband is taking more interest in growing your edible garden - well, why not? Afterall, you're doing very well at it and it's proven that gardening is a health therapy for physical and mental wellness, besides bringing so much joy when you realize that you are working hand in hand with our Creator, Designer and Maker! Enjoy your day:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Gardening is very fulfilling and has its rewards.

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  3. White bitter gourd? That’s interesting! Any difference with the green ones? xoxo

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  4. Never cook or eat white bitter gourd before. Is it more butter or slightly tasteless than normal bitter gourd.

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    1. They are almost the same in texture and taste.

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  5. I am drooling over those gorgeous bitter gourds!

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    1. Bitter gourds can be used in many delicious dishes.

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  6. Wow white bitter gourds cooked with salted black beans, must be very tasty

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  7. Yes, can see the difference in colour which is quite distant like you described, the red okra is a paler green. Loves your home grown vegetables.

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  8. Great collection from you garden. Well done Have a good day, Diane

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  9. It's interesting that the red okra change color when cooked. It's wonderful that you are harvesting your own grown veggies. So much better than buying from outside.

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    1. With these home grown harvest, I am buying less veggie now.

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  10. ...vegetables that I would not be able to find here.

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    1. There is plenty in the Asian wet market especially the green ones.

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  11. I love okra. I was raised on okra. I'm coming over for dinner.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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  12. Your first shot is my favourite.

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  13. We have none of this here. We do have green okra.

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    1. I wondered if anyone have tried growing the bitter gourds in your country.

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  14. Isn't that something, the okra changes color! We never have the red here that i've seen, i'd love to try to cook with it.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. Red is very rare here, not sold in the markets or stores.

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  15. Good that you have a helper in the garden!

    White bitter gourds are expensive at the supermarkets so it's worth growing them.

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    1. Lol! Willing helper makes a big difference and now I am encourage to grow more. Yes, I love white bitter gourds.

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  16. Me encanta sembrar en el huerto. Besitos.

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