Sunday, December 30, 2007
Winter Squash Wonderland
Thanks to some wonderful starts from the the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's plant sale we had an incredible bounty of big beautiful Winter squash. There were blue and green Hubbards, Red Kuri, a Big Max pumpkin growing out into the street, Butternuts under every squash leaf and hanging over the fence, and the spectacular Musque de Provence of which the largest weighed 65 pounds and had to have a party thrown in its honor.
As we watched the Musque de Provence growing all Summer we kept thinking "How are we going to store that thing once we cut into it?" When we finally harvested it the only option was to do as the French do at their farmer's markets and part it out. We invited all of our squash-loving friends over for dinner and didn't let them leave without a piece of the squash.