I Came, I Saw...Cushaw!


Last month, I showed you our little "squash jungle" in the backyard. Well, yesterday, I just harvested cushaw squash from its vines...about nine of them, plump and green. They look like elongated watermelons.

How do you say "squash" in plural form, by the way? Squashes?

I just googled for pictures of green squash varieties to get the actual name for what we have, and saw that "cushaw squash" seemed to be the closest match.

Would you believe that I brought one of these to Chicago inside my pink carry-on suitcase? I saw the puzzled look on the officer's face as he passed the suitcase a second time through the scanner. I brought the squash as a gift to my aunt. In return, we got gourds from their garden, too. Vegetable exchange!

5 vandalized my wall:

Sidney said...

To eat or for decoration?

fortuitous faery said...

sidney: definitely to eat! all that waiting for it to grow and to just have it look pretty? haha.

and besides, we've already eaten its leaf shoots! we also just cooked it with coconut milk!

Kayni said...

i would have been surprised too if i saw one of those in one's luggage...lol.

witsandnuts said...

The first time I saw something like this. Looks like a twin of watermelon. Lol. How does it taste?

fortuitous faery said...

kayni: well, i wasn't going to carry it in the cabin in a paper bag! haha.

witsandnuts: you'll be surprised at the wide variety of squash/gourds. it tastes just like kalabasa! :)

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