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Yesterday I cut into one of the weird Australian squashes that I grew. It's called Triamble. (Friends from down under, are you familiar with it or is it unusual there too? If you do know it, tell me how to pronounce it, like triangle or like triage?) It really did have a roughly triangular shape, with three large lobes.

It wasn't that large but weighed 13 lbs. Cutting it open, you can see why. It's incredibly dense, with hardly any seed cavity. It was challenging! It was also absolutely delicious. Not the most productive squash I have grown (4 squashes, but one is probably immature and a second may be also), but tasty and amusing. I'll probably grow it again.

See pix. )


I'm mildly bummed that no one commented on the lovely purple cauliflower featured in my last post. Is purple cauliflower so passé already? I'm always the last to know.


I will end this post with a quote from Moby Dick, my favorite from the entire book:

"The skeleton dimensions I shall now proceed to set down are copied verbatim from my right arm, where I had them tattooed; as in my wild wanderings at that period, there was no other secure way of preserving such valuable statistics. But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing--at least, what untattooed parts might remain--I did not trouble myself with the odd inches; nor, indeed, should inches at all enter into a congenial admeasurement of the whale."

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