Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ABC Wednesday: The Letter S

Squash




What would Thanksgiving be without a squash recipe or two?



The Native American “three sisters” are the spirits of corn (maize), beans, and squash.




"The word “squash” is derived from “askutasquash,” which literally means “a green thing eaten raw” in the language of the Nahahiganseck Sovereign Nation, the native Americans who controlled the area surrounding Narragansett Bay in present-day Rhode Island, portions of Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts."



"Though considered a vegetable in cooking, botanically speaking, squash is a fruit (being the receptacle for the plant's seeds), and not a vegetable."

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I took these photos this morning when I went vegetable shopping
at a local market.

4 comments:

  1. I used to play squash in college...wait, wrong kind of squash! These are the delicious kind.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  2. Sweet squash shots!! lol to Roger's comment, I could never play that kind of squash.
    S is for Santa

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  3. Great images - I do love the look of squash. I never knew they were a fruit - fascinating!

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  4. A very nice entry for S day with lovely pics and a great variety of squash.
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice weekend****

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