It sure smelled pumpkiny to me..maybe that's what happens when you leave it outside the fridge for too many days. I thought the air was cool enough but perhaps today's heat did them in.
Whatever the case I had no choice but to discard the grated mess. Meanwhile, the larger one of the two still waits, taunting me on the counter. Ideas?
I might add that that was only one of this evening's ruined veggies. I know that when you get fresh-picked corn you are supposed to eat it right away, otherwise the sugars turn to starches. I was unable to heed my own advice and I cooked the corn from Tuesday, tonight. Izzy's papa summed up the flavor like this: "Animal Feed." Izzy managed only one bit before setting his down. A terrible shame since we all adore corn. I will do better next week.
At first, I thought it may be a crookneck summer squash. I looked thru various vegetable books that I have & I am wondering if it a gourd. There is a half pix of one (the the curved part) & ID's it as a Hercules War Club Gourd. If it is a gourd, it probably does taste strange! Interesting.
JEP: I don't think it is a gourd because it is supposed to be edible. The farmer does bring gourds around Halloween but I believe it is too early for those. I will get to the bottom of this on Tuesday when I see the farmer.
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