Butternut squash starts out green and stripy. When the green stripies fade away, there is tan squash ready for picking. I was just reminiscing on the time we ate solely out of the backyard for a week. Eating butternut squash that week was just about the best thing that ever happened to me. What do they say? Hunger is the best spice? I think its time to call another backyard eating challenge. Maybe we will do a mini one this Sunday. Want to make a meal out of your backyard too? If you do- share it with us- either in person or on the Internet. In person would be really swell.
"But I contend that most of what we’re consuming today is no longer, strictly speaking, food at all, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in front of the TV, and, increasingly, alone– is not really eating, at least not in the sense that civilization has long understood the term."- Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food