...Homemade Rainbows...


Monday, May 16, 2011

chayote truths

Steamed...
Boiled...
Stewed...
Roasted...
Casseroled... (is that a word?)
and my new favourite Stir Fried with garlic and a smidge (now that's too cute not to be a word) of cumin. Yum.

My side fence is literally abuzz with bees.... which is exciting enough in itself... but when they are pollinating and helping my garden produce masses, and that is no exaggeration, of chokos it's kind of inhale, settle the warm fuzzy nerdy gardener tummy, and enter grin really grin territory here for me this Autumn.

OK I'm just a little overrun. And the girls at work have all had verbal lessons in preparing my giveaways. But I still have plenty of recipes and prep methods I'm excited about and yet to try out.
I'm really loving their homeliness right now and am honestly finding them most delicious. Maybe it's because of their homegrown stature? Certainly not because of any unfortunate choko reputation.
In fact the only reputation I do believe is their complete willingness to take over the garden and perhaps bury you under an abundance of green pear shaped fruits. I simply won't listen to any talk about them being boring or goodness forbid *yukky*....
and that's my not so ugly chayote truth.
Honest you can read more here if you're a disbeliever.

4 comments:

Elflyn said...

Now I don't have any chokos growing in my garden but there are so many on the roadside stalls. My memories of chokos are limited to having them served at EVERY meal when I was a kid, mostly because they were growing in the garden and therefore were free. I must admit to not having eaten them lately.... perhaps I should get some and give them a whirl!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
xo Jen
PS I'm having a giveaway pop over and have a look.

denise said...

Never heard of them! So nice to see a fruiting garden - we are in spring and it has been cold, so things are going slow. :)

Madeline said...

The delicate curling tendrils are so lovely.

Amanda said...

This is the 2nd (maybe third) food that you've introduced to me. Now I think I want to visit Australia, and request that they only feed me foods that I've never had before. (except for the meats. I'll stick the the veggies, thank you.)