We played there endlessly, and Mama planted a garden of greens, okra and peppers.
A West African native, okra is one of the stranger vegetables to make its way into regional American cuisine.
But okra is not just a vegetable of West Africa and North America.
The okra flourishes finely, and gives a flavor to the soup, when we succeed in getting a shin-bone.
This is especially true of string beans, okra, and asparagus.
okra is a fruit vegetable consisting of a green pod that is several inches long, pointed at one end, and filled with seeds.
Becky's fate was hanging in the balance, and his mother talked of okra!
Heat the okra and tomatoes together in a saucepan and add the salt, pepper, and ham or bacon fat.
Select the required number of okra pods and put them on to cook in enough boiling salted water to cover them well.
okra and tomatoes may be scalded together in equal parts, and canned for soups.
1670s, from a West African language (cf. Akan nkruma "okra").