Monday, July 27, 2009

Garden pics

Here's our first cantaloupe.  rather ridgy, but decidedly a cantaloupe.
And here it is after we cut into it.  It was still just a little bit green.  I think it would have been better if we had let it sit for a day, but it was just too exciting to try. 
We actually have another cantaloupe in the fridge, probably to be eaten tomorrow.  It had been hiding back in the back corner of the garden bed, underneath cantaloupe and squash leaves.  I think it was the fact that it had started turning yellow was what finally let us see it.  
And then there is our squash/pumpkin.  We think this was supposed to get a good bit bigger, but it had stopped growing, so we finally picked it (a few days after this photo was taken - it was even darker orange and the bottom wasn't yellow anymore).  
Unfortunately, it also was a bit under-ripe.  The flavor was good, but it was very dry.  D had wrapped it in foil with butter, cardamon, allspice and thyme.  A thought that it tasted like sweet potatoes and was tasty, but dry.  D thought it reminded him of the white sweet potatoes (boniatos) that we had in Puerto Rico.  And M thought it was like a potato - yucky.  I wasn't quite sure what it reminded me of.  I wish I knew how to tell when it is ripe.

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