Tuesday, October 23, 2007

pumpkins, squash, and gourds, oh my!

Also on Saturday, we went to a local pumpkin patch. Calling it a pumpkin patch hardly does it justice, though, as they grow over 200 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Amazing! It was so fascinating to see the varieties, learn what they are used for, what countries they come from, and select our own to try. We got a nice jack-o-lantern pumpkin, but also a big pie pumpkin, a Japanese squash that is supposed to taste similar to hash browns when fried, a butternut, some sweet potato squash (Samuel's favorite last year), and some spaghetti squash, which I've been wanting to try for some time now. I'll post how they turn out as we cook them!


Leonie said...

Wow! I didn't know there were so many types of pumpkins!

Marie said...

I'm curious about how to tell the difference between a jack-o-lantern and a pie pumpkin.