Lots and lots of veg is ready at the moment. We had a massive dinner last night with lots of veg from the garden but there's lots of unusual stuff coming ready now as well.
These Fat Baby Achocha's are just ready now in the greenhouse (with more nearly ready outside). They're a weird veg covered in little spines, but they're soft to the touch.
When you eat them they taste a little like a cucumber and I've read that you can cook and use them like a green pepper, although I'm yet to try that. They grow really well, and although they've taken a little bit of time to start fruiting I think a bit of that is down to the year we're having. They grow much like a cucamelon with a thin climbing vine that spreads everywhere given half a chance.
The girls seem to like them and my youngest, who is just getting good at stringing words together to make sentences said: "Good... With biscuit." when she tried one. I think I'll keep it firmly in the savoury camp for now!
Who else has eaten this unusual veg? Does anyone have any tips for using it?