Have I mentioned lately that I am having a bumper year with squash?
Summer, Winter...Doesn't matter. I've got the stuff coming out of my ears!
Winter Squash is all mine. No sharing the stuff, I love it that much. Nobody gets to eat it unless they come to my house for dinner.
Summer Squash is a different story. Fresh eating is the only way it tastes good to me. I tried freezing it one year and put it in soups that winter but I didn't like the texture and taste.
I'm grateful for the abundance of Summer Squash I have right now.
And even more grateful for the like minded people out there who don't mind taking it off my hands. There's less of them out there than you might think.
My "go to" is Mario who works the front reception area in the building where my offices are. Mario is as tall as he is wide. An affable giant of a man who works the room helping patients find their doctors, getting elderly folks seated and babies stop crying when they see his smiling face.
Mario always asks me "How's that garden doing?" and is more than willing to take excess veggies off my hands to feed his troops at home.
Seems like his kids don't question it if it's fried.
Anyhow, I'm hoping to pull some of the mature winters off this weekend. The main plants are dying back (due to the Summer Inferno that just will not go away!)
But the ends are green and blooming and putting out new babies, so who am I to complain?
It's interesting that this year seems to be The Year of The Squash.
I haven't been able to get a squash plant to mature in 4+ years due to the dammed SVB's! This year nothing, nada...Seems that Mother Nature has found a way and corrected the issue all on her own.
If only I could get her to turn the oven down. It's been just too freaken HOT this year.