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Big squash update

Since my previous post on the subject, I’ve decided that my enormous squashes are perhaps not Rogosa Violina, but in fact Piena di Napoli (which are still green on the outside when ripe). I know, I should do a better job…

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Really big squash!

This is a squash I harvested today – I believe it’s Rogosa Violina ‘Gioia,’ an Italian butternut, assuming I’m not mixing my vines up. With good-sized Jarrahdale pumpkin (not grown by me) for size comparison. It’s supposed to turn tan…

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Indomitable Zucchini

Gadzukes plant still producing as of 14 October I can’t believe it’s mid-October and I’m still picking zucchini, especially considering the fact that the plants look pretty much like they’ve been run over several times by a small truck. I…

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Know your squash species

Since this is the Year of the Cucurbit here at GIEI, we’re going to be talking about squash a lot. I thought, therefore, that this would be a good time to remind our readers that squashes come not just in…

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Holiday Tromboncino Squash!

I meant to post this earlier, but procrastination pays off: now it can be a celebration of the Year of the Cucurbit. This is how MG Robin Ritterhoff decorated her front door for the holidays: Look closely: the wreath is…

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Pumpkin Brulee Pie —

I’ve done it again. Or rather, I’ve not done it – AGAIN! Taken pictures of food. We grow, harvest, cook and eat, but always, in the midst of wine and men and women, and laughter and conversation, I forget to…

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Kitchen adventures: squash and beets

I recently came into possession of a Very Large Squash (one of the zucchetta rampicante or tromboncino tribe, which get enormous but stay tender) and naturally decided that I was going to make ridiculous amounts of zucchini bread and freeze…

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