Plant Wonders of the Kalahari Desert

Most of Alicia Simcox’s young life was spent traveling and now she records her time exploring the nature in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Kalahari Desert.

Gemsbock cucumbers are traditionally buried in a fire's ashes to cook, and then they're cut open so the cooked pulp can be slurped out. The author reports it tastes like a stewed, juicy zucchini with more flavor.
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