Gourd Crafting

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This is the first, I hope, of many projects using dried, cured gourds from the garden.  I used a Cucuzzi Gourd ‘Lagenaria siceraria’ to make a sort of…Read more


Kiwano Syrup

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Kiwano peels make excellent serving dishes.  The unique orange, spiky skins of the fruit, (also known as the African Horned Melon ‘Cucumis metuliferus’),  certainly make a stunningly unique…Read more


Ripened African Horned Melons

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Here is a fully ripe African Horned Melon or Kiwano (‘Cucumis metuliferus’).  I was anxious to sample the melon, but a little nervous as well, as I’ve read…Read more


Peanut Harvest!

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A few weeks ago, I was able to dig up these Carolina Black Heirloom Peanuts!  (Peanuts are not a true nut, but rather a legume, and grow under…Read more


This Year’s Winter Squash

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The winter squash pictured left is known as a Jonathan Pumpkin or White Cushaw. I wondered why this cushaw did not…Read more


Ooey Gooey Butternut Butter Cake

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Now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s a great time for this autumn inspired dessert, using butternut squash from the garden.

Filling:

1 small butternut squash…Read more


Edible Thai Bottle Gourds

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This year I am growing Thai Bottle gourds ‘Lagenaria siceraria’.  I wanted to grow one variety of gourd, but since my garden space is limited, I also wanted a variety that can be eaten and…Read more


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