Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sweet And Petite


Last week, Ed and I took a little walk from the truck stop in Jessup, Maryland, to the nearby Mom's Organic Market.  That's where I found these beautiful fall vegetables.

I was captivated by that tiny Honeynut squash in the foreground of the photo. At about 3” long, it was like a baby version of the butternut squash. Although similar in shape to the butternut (the honeynuts can be up to 6” long) it’s said to be sweeter than butternut, have three times the amount of beta-carotene, AND they don’t have to be peeled because they have a thin skin. If you’ve tried to peel butternut squash, you know why this is a big plus.

The squash was created around 2009-2010 by Michael Mazourek, Associate Professor in plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University in New York’s Finger Lakes region. 

It’s only been available at farmer’s markets since about 2015 but this is the first time I’ve seen it. And it’s beautiful!

I can’t wait to cook one!

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2017: Fall, Falling, Fallen
2016: Twisted Monday
2015: The Bitchy Beast Of Strijen
2014: Montana Moments
2013: Scanning Comes To A Mouth Near You
2012: Go Ahead, Judge Me
2011: Con Los AƱos Que Me Quedan 
2010: Ten. Ten. Ten. A Perfect Score! 
2009: Lighting The Testosterone Torch 
2008: Eddie Helps The Economy Friday 
2007: Talk About A Thorn In Your Side 
2006: My Sentiments Exactly 
2005: Mason? Dixon? Line? BELOW It.

1 comment:

Belledog said...

I saw some of those tiny squashes at the farmer's market yesterday, and passed. Will buy some next week, for sure, especially if they don't need to be peeled. Thrilled with the technicolor produce I did buy, and figuring out what to do with some slender Japanese eggplants.

Happy early fall, Salena and Ed. Travel on!