Is This The Carnival Squash?

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Squash It With the Carnival

By: Carol Giambri

Do you love knowing that the "carnival" is coming to town?  Are you thinking food, music, rides and games?  Big and little kids love them too.  

The "Carnival" is here…

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Carnival Squash

Taste so sweet…

The Carnival Squash tastes like sweet potatoes. The skin is hard.  Colors are vibrant.  You may not find in your area but add to your seed buying list.   

Where can you find it?

Just recently did I discover this squash, but now that I know what it is about I will be either looking for more at the Farmer's Market, the supermarket or health food store.  Growing it would be great, as I have the room, but since I love trying many kinds I rather buy and save the room for other plantings.  

Preparing for the Carnival…

Baking or steaming is one way to use cook this squash after you pricked some of the skin or put water in the bottom of a pan or pot with some water to cook it. 

Stuff or not…

While the squash is cooking or baking prepare your favorite "cooked" brown rice, add veggies, seasonings and herbs in the last 15-30 minutes of prep time.  Or, having everything ready to be placed into the Carnival when it comes out of the oven or from the pot and scooped into the squash. 

I am not kidding…

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In another post I will be sharing about this kind of squash.  Keep coming back. It will be worth it. Or, better yet, let's stay connected further through the ways on this page including the free offer box.

Know this squash?

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Buy versus grow…

If you have the time, space, love to garden and can have kids help you, consider growing your own.  However, buying from the farmer's market, supermarket or health food store may be great way to support buying from organic growers.  Eat healthy! Maybe you did find some squash at the carnival.  I have not found that to be the case. 

Reflecting and Acting…

Today I hope I introduced you to the one squash that I recently got to know. Is this a new kind of squash to you?    Ready to grow or buy some Carnival Squash? If not available now, look for another hard squash such as butternut that is yummy too.  If so, I waited till here to share a recipe idea.  Prick or slice and steam or bake the squash removing seeds at the end, making into burgers without the meat and flour but veggies and something to hold the burger together.  We will be sharing more in upcoming coaching classes and articles.

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Carol Giambri is a gardening expert, a health nut,  photography addict and frugal shopping supporter of recycled buying.   She hunts for rare and unique shapes of fruits and veggies.  From worm composting, which is a new desire, to homemade cleaning products, eating edible weeds, coaching programs, speaking, copy writing content for blogs, green/recycle talk, dogs and helping her hubby, she loves encouraging people.  Carol plans to write several books on healthy living and gardening.  A pet book may be forthcoming as many have gone to heaven and no regrets on any who were adopted.  

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Hughie Bagnell October 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

Thank you Carol…did not know 'Carnival Squash' tasted like 'sweet potatoes'…will have to give it a try! …Thanks, Hughie

Rachelle October 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I've never knew it as Carnival Squash!  Thanks for the info, Carol!

denny hagel October 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Carol, your articles provide such wonderful information that otherwise I would never have…thanks to you I now have a new squash to serve my family of squash lovers!!!! Great job, thanks so much! :)

Carol Giambri October 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

Denny, I never realized there were so many kinds of squash. I am used to the regular ones, but I am getting many surprises I will be sharing soon. Wow, a family of squash lovers. I love many myself too. Thank you for sharing.

Carol Giambri October 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

They are super gorgeous Rachelle. It’s new variety to me this year.

Carol Giambri October 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

Hughie, I’m too learning so much more than I had known from all my decades of learning. I love sweet potatoes too. Sweet potatoes however are faster and easier to cook, Carnival Squash has a hard shell that takes more time. Have patience — can’t soak it like beans or rice to soften up fast.

Jennifer Bennett October 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Great information Carol!  I've been hearing lots about butternut squash-really need to get on this and figure out what I would specifically like that includes butternut squash.  I keep hearing the soup is amazing!  Thanks for sharing! 

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