It is that wonderful time of year in which pumpkins are everywhere. I am in love with Autumn/Fall! (this is no secret to my regular readers) Although, I do not participate in all things Halloween, I do so enjoy the Harvest time. So many wonderful and different varieties of vegetables are available (as long as you are not intimidated by them).
After I became "differently-abled" I volunteered at our local food pantry and soup kitchen for about 6 or 7 years, everytime the loads would come in from the stores and local farms, with a variety of beautiful squash, most everyone looked at me and said, "Theresa, we have more 'gourds' for you." They thought them only good for rustic, harvest-themed table decoration and never did add them to our food give away. Very seriously, the public's loss was my gain. At one point. I even offered to print up recipes to go with the ingredient, but I was overruled as it being "too difficult" of a fruit/vegetable for most people to work with. So, now, finally, I have the voice, and platform, here to tell the Public, that the opposite is true! They are very easy to work with!