I’ve been busy fermenting over the past few weeks and it’s truly amazing how many vegetables turn into a beautiful food, after fermentation.
I love the flavour of freshly harvested vegetables. They’re beautiful, aromatic, fresh, and full of flavour. But, many of these vegetables don’t store well. So we turn to food preservation, in order to enjoy the fruits of our labour, when the ground is cold and hard.
I’ve recently written about fermented pickles and discussed the health benefits of fermented foods. I truly enjoy eating them, so have been busy experimenting with the fermentation of various vegetables. I love the flavour of fermented foods and I love even more, how great they make me feel!
One of my more surprising and delicious ferments was with Cucamelons! The result was visually beautiful! It’s flavour resembled a pickle, with a hint of lemon.
Cucamelons have hit the top of the “must grow” vegetables list. Gardeners have been adding them to their gardens and they have become one the cutest and most interesting vegetables. Those that haven’t grown them yet, plan to do so next year.
But, what’s a cucamelon?
Is it a cucumber or a melon?
Cucamelons look like tiny watermelons. However, cucamelons are not cucumbers and they’ve been around for 100’s of years.
If you want to know more about cucamelons and why you should grow them, read on to find out what they are and why you should grow them.
Hi, I'm Julia from Mono, Ontario, Canada. I began my gardening adventure after having children. Since then, my interest grew into a passion. I love growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit and medicinal herbs. I'm here to show you that growing your own food is not difficult and in fact can be simple. READ MORE