Anybody like bitter melon? I grow it, but the only way I really like it is stir fried with pork, or in a pork broth soup. It is suppose to have many health qualities. The flowers smell exquisite and the bees like them.
I have a small house on a small metropolitan lot. No pictures.
The fruit trees: 2 Washington navels, 4 guava, 2 lemon, 2 avocado, 1 pomegranate, 1 cheromoya, 1 Santa Rosa plum, 1 tangerine, 15 containers dedicated to tomatoes/radishes/cilantro/carrots.
Fruit trees because the backyard is largely hillside. I used to have honey bees. The Karen living on one side complained. So, I gave the hive and tools to the neighbor on the other side.
Tomorrow, I pick pomegranates. Just because one is urban does not mean that you can't have fruit trees.
As far as meals go we make an uncooked tomato sauce that is very good. Its basically tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, S+P in olive oil and red wine vinegar. Eat it on spaghetti with parmesan.