Saturday, March 03, 2012

One Squash


...Even though most people identify squash with vegetables, from a botanical standpoint, they're considered fruits because they contain the seeds of the plant. Squash along with corn and beans, are believed to have originated in Mexico and Central America where they were eaten 7,500 years ago. American Indians shared many varieties of squash with the European settlers, who took the seeds back to their countries. Today, squash and pumpkins are grown all over the world, and are wildly popular in many Eastern European countries...

...Every part of the squash plant can be eaten, including the leaves and tender shoots, which can be cooked in omelets or made into soup...

click here for a squash blossom recipe

...In a queer little bamboo house in front of a big garden lived a man and his wife all alone. They had always been kind and good to everyone, but still they were not happy, because the child for which they longed had never come to them. Each day for many years they had prayed for a son or a daughter, but their prayers had been unanswered. Now that they were growing old they believed that they must always live alone.In the garden near their house this couple grew fine white squash...
click to read the whole Philippine tale of 'The White Squash'

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8 Comments:

Blogger Bill said...

You make my mouth water. It's so refreshing to read about squash without coming across the word "anti-oxidants."

2:07 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

and they are so delicious like your poetry

7:14 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Bill, Lorraine; glad you dropped in


much love...

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Blogger Frieda said...

That's a lovely haiga and a very informative post :)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you Frieda; glad you dropped in


much love...

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