Squash: Q Anywhere in the Word

Q for squash, a plant species that originated in the Americas.

In Mesoamerica the indigenous peoples planted squashes together with corn and beans in a milpa, a kitchen garden where each crop complimented the others.

Squashes for sale at local vegetable stands: yellow, blue, green and orange.yellow squashblue squashes for sale at the local fruit standSquash at a vegetable stand in the Okanogan, Canadasquashes for sale at the local fruit standA subtle-coloured squash in Las Vegas, USA.A subtle-coloured squash in Las Vegas, USAThey had sold cups of steamed ‘chayote’ on the bus in Mexico – I thought it was a type sweet potato but it turns out that it is a type of small, prickly squash.Chayotes in the market in Colima, MexicoOur seat mates Pinky and Kumar offered us these candied squash treats on the train to Agra, India.Our seat mates offer us candied squash treats on the train to Agra, IndiaIn our Fall menu from the Burgundy region of France, the soup was cream of butternut squash, topped with a drizzle of cream and a sprig of tarragon.

Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Guess what we’re having for dinner for the next three months! Here’s a variety of pureed ‘squash’ soup recipes for anyone in the same situation as this poor little dog.Squash OverloadMore on
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Q – Simply needs to have the letter Q

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