Monday, August 31, 2009

Spaghetti Squash

Early this morning I pulled some weeds in the garden and checked on the Spaghetti Squash and found this great big one. It is a nice buttery color and was the first one I harvested. I laid it in a plate to give you an idea of it's size. This is not one of the two Squash that I had photographed earlier in the month. Those smaller ones still aren't ready to harvest until they turn a more buttery color.

I must admit, I am a little excited about the Spaghetti Squash. I plan to bake it. Once cooked, you use a fork to shred the insides, which gives it it's name and the appearance of spaghetti. I noticed the Internet is not lacking in recipes for the Spaghetti Squash!

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Larry Ohio said...

Greg and I love spaghetti squash. It seems we only eat it once a year or so :-( Next time we go down to the farmer's market we'll get one. Great pics today!!

Mary Ellen said... squash and speghetti squash is one of my favs. I'm jealous of your garden, and I'm not supposed to be jealous, that's some kinda sin, I think. We're not supposed to covet thy neighbors wife or speghetti squash. God left the speghetti squash part off of Moses' tablets cuz it took up too much space. ;-)

Mary Ellen said...

Crap..."love" not "live speghetti squash". I should learn how to type, it comes in handy when you have a blog or two.

Andrew said...

I've planted some winter squash but the old flowers keep falling off. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. There are about 5 plants and they seem relatively healthy but the flowers just keep falling off (including where the fruit should grow). I'm kind of jealous...

Beth said...

My sister grows her own and they are so good. I love it when she bakes it and than you just add some butter and salt. Oh when is thanks giving going to be here? :)

John said...

@Larry, I bet you will find them at the farmer's market now. I didn't think mine were ready, and I almost stepped on this one hiding under a big leaf. Thanks, I'm glad you like the pics! I love taking them too.

@Mary Ellen, I knew you meant love, not live LOL I hope there is enough squash to share with others. One guy gave us 5 kinds of fresh potatoes last year, so he is top of the list for this squash. That's one fun thing about gardening is the sharing. People are constantly offering tomatoes and zucchini. We need a full time homemaker LOL There are tomatoes and apples just going to waste! I guess the birds like them too though =)

@Andrew, thanks for commenting and welcome! You probably know better than I, but it's possible your squash flowers aren't getting pollinated and that would make them fall off. You can do it manually with like a little brush. You need more bees LOL Or your plants might have a fungus; I think it's called blossom blight and that would cause the blooms to fall off. Good luck and I hope you let me know what happens.

@Beth, hello! I think you mentioned your sister before and I have a feeling she is a fantastic cook! Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Maria said...

Like Mary Ellen, I too envy you such a beautiful squash. I miss having a garden!

lavonne said...

WOW!, what a lovely squash! I don't really like the taste but that looks too nice to eat!. lol. I like your blog and am gonna follow, please visit mine and see
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John said...

@Maria, thank you for such kind words. I love gardening and wish I had more time for it. The squash is beautiful--unlike the garden. I can't keep up with the weeds!

@Lavonne, thank you so much for the compliments on the squash and blog. Getting that kind of feedback makes blogging worth the time--which as you know is so precious. I LOVE your blog too--so much that I added it to my blogroll, and I'm happy to follow your blog.

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