Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Say what?

I saw these "peanut pumpkins" today at my local meat market.    I've never heard of such a thing, have you?     Apparently they have nothing to do with peanuts, but are simply a very "wart-y" type of edible winter squash, widely grown in France and called the Galeux d'Eysines there, whatever the heck that means.   I suspect that a creative pumpkin carver could make a heck of a jack-o-lantern from these things!  I am curious about them but  I didn't buy one today because I already have a kitchen-full of squash and pumpkin to use up.    If I ever use up what I have, I'd like to try one if they're still available.