Friday, 29 January 2010

Winter Melon Flower

I love winter melon soup! We skinned the fruit and cut them into huge chunks before dropping them into the boiling chicken broth. We usually add dried, red Chinese dates and dried mushrooms to the soup as well.

Dad was growing some winter melon for a while. He removed it because the vines covered the lawn, which made grass-cutting difficult. And this was before the plants bore any fruit. I found a bright yellow flower amongst the leaves and vines.

Yellow flower of the winter melon plant


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