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first summer harvest


I picked the first fruits of our summer garden last night, and found out what our volunteer squash plant turned out to be…

They’re beautiful squashy-gourd thingies, but I have no idea what to do with them. Anybody have suggestions? Are they just like more common summer squash? I know I’ve seen them dried in the fall as decoration, but I’ve never tried to cook with them before. The skin doesn’t seem too tough, so maybe I’ll just try sautéing with onion and butter.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend!




  • Emma Thomsen

    OOh lovely harvest! How about slicing them in lovely chunks and roasting them or even barbecue? Hmmmm baked squash!

  • Anonymous

    whatever u choose, always add nutmeg and parmesan cheese, possibly both freshly grated.
    Ciao, GLanz

  • monaluna

    Oooh, barbecue – that sounds delish, Emma.

    Ciao, Guido!! I wish you could visit and cook summer squash with me!

  • Tammy

    Dang girl! Where do you live? I just have baby green tomatoes so far!

  • monaluna

    Ha! Yeah, I live in Walnut Creek, CA, where it's been hotter than blazes. But to be fair, my tomatoes are still green too. They're getting big, though!

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