Fall 2022: I spotted this display at the Bryant Street Market. An image search found American Turks Turban Squash Gourd (Cucurbita Maxima) and you can get ten seeds @$17 to grow your own.
Says they are edible and here’s a recipe link for Turban Squash soup
“ Turban squash encompasses a group of winter squashes known for their turban-like cap or acorn on the blossom end, and these squashes are predominately used as an ornamental to showcase its bright colors, patterns, and unusual shape. There are many varieties of Turban squash inclu Turk’s Turban, French Turban, Mexican hat, Turk’s Cap, American Turban, and Marina di Chioggia.” From the Specialty Produce website
The kind of peppers where you might need gloves to handle them when you cut them and you never ever touch your eye!
These were given to me a few weeks ago.
I let them dry out. Pretty soon, with the change of weather, it’s going to be chili season. A big pot on the stove’s back burner on a chilly afternoon could be a little spicier this year. I have a jar of dried red Chile peppers I use to add some zip to dishes. Sometimes they can make your lips sing.
Red hot pepper was what we used to call out when cranking a jump rope, speeding it up, seeing how many jumps you could do at a rapid pace.
This huge head of cabbage came in the Farm box this week. I used half for a fresh cabbage salad. The other half will be used in a minestrone soup.
Lots of my friends enjoy stuffed cabbage but I’d find that a challenge to make. And although I like Sauerkraut, that’s not on my to do list either.
How do you like your cabbage prepared?
I didn’t break it.
Just photographed it so no seven years of bad luck, if one were superstitious.
It was right along the building. And there was the green vine creeping up the wall.
You’ve seen the Rocking Horses in the City if you’ve followed me for a few years. I haven’t seen any new rocking horses to add to this repost. I can tell you there’s more discarded furniture than there are rocking horses.
Here’s a Gallery of rocking horses seen around Pittsburgh, from previous blogposts.