Winter Melons and Winter Melon Soup.
Some of the winter melons I grew this past summer. Photo was taken mid-October. They're in my basement now. Said to last up to a year in storage. So far, 2 have rotted/started to rot, but I've got several dozen of them, and the rest seem firm and healthy.
Winter Melon Soup I just made. It has a chicken stock base, and is made with ham, onion, garlic, ginger, mild red hot pepper (dried anchos/poblanos), baby corn, celery, mushrooms, water chestnuts, the winter melon, and ramen noodles. Quite tasty and satisfying on a cold, snowy winter afternoon.