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Saturday, June 13, 2009
Food From Another Planet?
It was a brave (or really, really hungry) person who took a look at this and said, "MMMM that looks like it would be something good to eat!" I saw it and said, "WOW look at that freaky-ass vegetable--I gotta get that on my blog!"
The young man that sold it to me said it is an Indian Bitter Melon and (surprisingly) it is very bitter. And apparently it is good for ya too.
I'll have to check around and find a recipe that uses it and if I survive I'll post about it.
Let me explain. The term bubbler is a quintessential Milwaukee thing. A bubbler is what the rest of the world (except Rhode Island, parts of Connecticut and the Boston area) would call a drinking fountain. The Yoopers also use it, but we all know they are just Wisconsin wannabees anyway. When I first moved to California, I would use the term and get blank stares in response. The world was a much smaller place then and I had no clue that bubbler was just a regional colloquialism. I use it as the title of my blog as a way to connect with those that know what it means and hopefully interest those that don't.
Born in Milwaukee, I moved to Southern California in 1980, with a five-year hiatus in Maui.
I now live in Torrance, California with my SO.
I design circuit boards, a job I totally love. If I wasn't doing that, I would love to have a small restaurant.
Things that make me happy: cooking, eating, music, and vegetating in my backyard.