I was watering under a huge ornamental tree, where the birds eat the berries, when I noticed a vegetable on the ground. What? A chayote squash! i looked up, and not only had the chayote vine grown up and amidst the ornamental, but the maracuya – passionfruit, as well! It looks like a strangehealthy hybrid tree growing tiny berries, passionfruits and squash!
1 T. coconut or olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 chayote squash, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 green apple, chopped thin
1/2 tsp salt
pinch ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. coconut or other sugar
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 T. apple cider or coconut vinegar
Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add garlic, apple, squash, salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Stir together and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
Add vinegar and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the squash is slightly wilted, but still firm and crunchy. Taste, and add more salt or sugar if needed.
Word of the Day – sopresa – surprise
Tip of the Day – Chayote is a strange, watery squash. Only use one clove of garlic, no more,
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