this is great, I found myself thinking of home after looking at some of these vegetables and thought, for example chayote we had them all over in the garden and we used to slice them for the cows.
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But this is great work.
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Hi, I found your blog when I was searching for Napoles. Do you know where I can buy them in Ireland?
Well, this is nearly out of season they peak towards mid-april. They can be ordered or occasionaly bought from caterway at the Dublin veg-market St Mary's lane D1 (go early in the morning), or check this shop organic and natural 27 Mitchell St Nenagh Co Tipperary 067 41479, firstname.lastname@example.org : they stock it when in season.
i recognize a lot of these here in the PHilippines. for example, TARO is usually used for desserts, add milk or sugar, even mcdonald's here have taro pie.
JICAMA, or SINGKAMAS, is actually a turnip. and no, you do not cook it. you eat it with very tart vinegar or balsamic white vinegar, or by itself.
TOMATILLO/CHINESE LANTERN, is just a week here, no one really eats it. not sure why its being sold where you are.
WAX GOURD, known as UPO here. You usually cook it with rice noodles and pork. in soups, but never lone bec it lacks taste.
LOHFA/SPONGE GOURD. When it's dried, spas or salons actually use it as a loofah. no kidding. but like the UPO, you shouldnt eat it alone, mix with any meat or fish except for poultry.
BITTER GOURD or AMPALAYA, be careful not to buu the long big ones, bec the more mature they are, the more bitter. but the medium/small sized ones. the lighter the skin, the better. eaten with egg when you sautee it. or with sardines, tomato paste, sauteed.
CHAYOTE or SAYOTE. not deep fried bec it's full of moisture. cook with fish, or any salty fried meat. add salt and pepper.or steam and add butter.
WINGED BEAN or SIGARILYAS, natives usually eat them here, cook in soups with meat, goes very well with beans and fish sauce. If with fish sauce, it should be steamed. do not fry it.
OKRA. my least favorite veg. you can steam, boil, sautee or add to soup, but never fry. good with pork.
hope i helped. :)
i used this for reserch i didnt know what to find info on this really helped thanx
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