When I met her in Disneyland (world? I so get the two mixed up, even though my brother actually worked at the California one, as Aladdin -- no joke -- he looks like Aladdin...and then he dated Jasmine, the Little Mermaid, Cinderella and Snow White, at least two of whom were the same person, it was a confusing time for all of us), Cinderella did not look like a giant orange squash. But I guess they couldn't call this thing a pumpkin, right? (Btw, bravo to Blogger's spell check for knowing the correct spelling of Cinderella)
The princess with her hand on the Cinderella above is my friend Meghan. It makes sense she felt a connection because a month ago she was dressed like this, Prince Charming and all!:
|*sigh* Back to exotic looking squash. Delicatas.|
|Spelled Kabocha, I'm going to experiment with these gorgeous babies over Thanksgiving. I plan to use |
Tiny Urban Kitchen's wonderful and simple recipe. Someday, I also plan to take pictures as gorgeous as hers!
For now I'll start with a successful kabocha squash bake.
Look at those little kabochas, you know they so want to be Cinderella when they grow up. Cinderella squash, that is.
|Being the dog stalker that I am, I had to introduce myself to this handsome and curious guy. His name is Elvis. |
|Oh, c'mon, you know you wanted to see the one with the puppy! Elvis ditched me when he saw this sweet baby.|
BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED FARMERS' MARKET:
|I have not been a big fan of some of these greens I should be eating, like kale. But this Swiss chard looks tempting enough to give it a go soon.|
|With the holidays coming there are some great craft vendors we don't get to see every week. The place above had the funky cool wreaths in the pic below. Feathers!|
|Meghan wanted to pick up a wreath from my favorite floriculturalist, Anne of natural-designs.net. |
New this week were small wreaths of dried orange slices and trimmed green leaves. They were also displayed for the table with a candle in the center. The basket on the ground to the left was full when we showed up ... almost empty when we finally headed out.
|This is all magnolia pods!|
|Greenery, with pine cones and orange peels with two ribbons. Gorgeous.|
Yours, from my happy place (this blog),