Rhubarb, tinda, papalo & quilquina

Growing aromatic herbs
May 27, 2010


Some details of the plants that I'm growing for the first time on my rooftop this year.

Papalo
This is the papalo (or Papaloquelite), a Mexican herb used in sauces and salads.
The photo was taken before the tremendous sandstorm that has ruined several leaves.


QuilquinaQuilquina is also known as Bolivian Coriander although I think it's not very similar to coriander.


RhubarbI'm also growing rhubarb: the plant is really fascinating, look at the alien leaves as soon as born, before opening up.


TindaThis is the tinda, an indian round gourd that I hope to taste in a couple of months, I will let you know!

EDIT: I used tinda in the recipe Tinda curry


Pomodoro Banana LegsI've growed tomatoes last year but this is my first experience with the Banana Legs variety. I think I will taste them soon.



Gnocchi with pesto and roasted peppersOne year ago:

Gnocchi with pesto and roasted peppers


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