3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Fuzzy Maqua squash???

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
someday 145
 
chipper15173's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: summerville, sc
Posts: 379

S/C/G: 286/ticker/145

Question Fuzzy Maqua squash???

Went to a new "Whole Food" store tonight and found this veggies. Don't know what it is or how to cook it. Thought someone might know. I am also going to check on line.
Thanks.
__________________
chipper15173 is offline  
Old 01-29-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
waiting for Spring
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 26,647

S/C/G: 232/ticker/153

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

Shave it first, maybe? ROFLOLPIMP!
__________________
Change isnít easy. But if you donít change, you stay the same, and whereís the fun in that?
Ruthxxx is offline  
Old 01-29-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
Amber
 
amb_lyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 554

S/C/G: 180/165/130

Default

LOL Ruth!
__________________


Goal by Summer!!
amb_lyn is offline  
Old 01-30-2005, 07:04 AM   #4
waiting for Spring
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 26,647

S/C/G: 232/ticker/153

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

i think it's Moqua or hairy melon and is used in Chinese cooking. It's like zucchini, I think.
__________________
Change isnít easy. But if you donít change, you stay the same, and whereís the fun in that?
Ruthxxx is offline  
Old 01-30-2005, 08:54 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

mmmm... those are great in a stir-fry!
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 01-31-2005, 05:49 PM   #6
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Ellis, with or without the fuzz?
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 02-04-2005, 10:51 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
sarahyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 1,583

S/C/G: 197/199/145

Height: 5'0"

Default

I've been computerless for a few days.

Fuzzy melon is a chinese thing. Here's a link:
http://www.asiafood.org/glossary_1.c...=27&endn o=51

Fuzzy melon
Benincasa hispida

A species of wax gourd, also known as hairy melon and Chinese vegetable marrow, they are either shaped like a squat eggplant or elongated, like an overgrown zucchini. Amazingly, they share the same botanical identification as that much larger wax gourd, the winter melon. Winter melons mature to enormous proportions. Coloured and shaped like large, round watermelons, they are named for the whitish blotches on the skin which are said to resemble patches of snow.

Fuzzy melons, on the other hand, are harvested and eaten immature, at which stage they have a covering of fuzz that disappears if the melon is allowed to grow past its peak to maturity.

Purchasing and storing: Choose the smallest, youngest specimens, which will be firmer. Expect the skin to have a mottled green appearance with a covering of fine, short white hairs. Use within a few days as, like most gourds, they lose their firm texture with keeping.

Preparation: Fuzzy melon needs to be peeled or scrubbed well to remove all trace of hairs before it can be eaten. It may be cut into chunks and steamed, scooped out and filled then steamed, stir-fried with oyster sauce or stir-fried with meat.

Other Languages:
China: mao gwa, tseet gwa
Japan: heari meron
Malaysia: timum balu
Thailand: faeng
Vietnam: bi

Sarah
__________________
49 years old, 5' highest weight-199lbs . Started SBD Jan 2004, lost 47 pounds in 6 months, then slowly gained it all back.

sarahyu is offline  
Old 02-04-2005, 02:55 PM   #8
Member
 
geekchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 85

Default

Quote:
Japan: heari meron
Are you for real? That sounds like someone making fun of Japanese accents
__________________
Misty
Start Date 1/23/2005
geekchic is offline  
Old 02-04-2005, 03:21 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
gish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 29

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by geekchic
Are you for real? That sounds like someone making fun of Japanese accents
It's weird, but there's no "l" in Japanese. Any time they borrow a word from another language with an "l" in it, it often becomes an "r" or is dropped altogether, depending where it is in the word.
__________________
gish



March Goal:

gish is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Tomato Casino nelie Side Dishes - Phase 1 0 07-31-2004 02:36 PM
Summer Squash Pizza Crust beachgal Entrees - Phase 2 0 07-16-2004 09:55 AM
Broccoli Rabe, Butternut Squash, and White Bean Soup beachgal Soups and Stews Phase 2 0 06-21-2004 07:05 PM
Baked spaghetti squash howie6267 Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 3 05-11-2004 01:06 AM
Low-carb pasta Hoot Carb Counters 8 05-03-2004 06:36 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2