Tag Archives: squash

Vegetable Flowers

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okra flower

I’ve been amazed recently at the beauty of nonornamental flowers. We planted okra and squash for their vegetables, not their flowers! Did you know that okra is related to hibiscus? I guess that’s why it’s flowers are so beautiful.

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Sweet Potato and Squash Bake

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Okay, “Sweet Potato and Squash Bake” doesn’t sound as good as it actually is. I just couldn’t think of a better name for it. This dish is so good because baking squash and sweet potatoes this way caramelizes the sugars and there’s goat cheese on top! I made this dish for a dinner at my parents house and my mom taught me that you can actually peel a butternut squash with a potato peeler. I didn’t believer her at first, but it does work – give it a try. In Laos, we don’t have butternut squash, sweet potatoes, red onions, or goat cheese, so I won’t be making this for a while and I’m slightly jealous of anyone who will 🙂 Continue reading