Thursday, August 5, 2010

Do you recognize these melons?

I know, I know, these are not really melons, but squash. But I couldn't resist the titillating play on words. Call me immature. Or call me humorous. But whatever you call me, please help me figure out what these veggies are!

Squash, melon, or otherwise, I am also curious how to cook these veggies. They arrived in our CSA drop over the past few weeks. Our friends John and Lauren also received such a vegetable, and claim it is filled with a white flesh much like zucchini. But I have researched round zucchinis, and find these to be more oblong than they are supposed to be. Perhaps they are something else? And if indeed they are a round zucchini, then what is the best way to prepare them. I am at a loss.

Part of me does indeed hope they are a round zucchini, as my feminist side is excited to have a squash vegetable that more appropriately represents a female than a male. After all, the traditional summer zucchini, for better or worse, is rather phallic. I think it is rather nice to have a bosom-inspired squash for once. Then again, if I keep these jokes up folks may just lose their appetite. Or gain it. Who knows?

p.s. Do you like my new blouse? I found it for $8 at San Antonio's new Buffalo Exchange. I never thought a tie-neck blouse was my style, but it turns out sometimes I am wrong. I am loving this one.


Samwar said...

I stumbled upon a photo of this squash on the Pearl Farmer's Market facebook page, and it was labeled as a Tatume squash. Mystery solved!

Sarah said...

like your shirt a lot!

Wendy said...

I was guessing squash, too. Cool blouse!