You sacrifice and sacrifice…

July 7, 2011


This is from 10 years ago today. I always liked it. I wasn’t coloring the strips myself at that time; the squash should be yellow! Who cares what happens to zucchini? I did notice back in my traveling days that “squash” in European vegetable markets (And there were so many!) meant zucchini. I did not see much yellow squash there. If you follow the link above, the strips that follow are worthwhile, I think.


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  2. In the late 1970s we lived a few blocks outside of Paris in Levallois-Perret, then a workers’ town. One day Ellen noticed a commotion at one of the vegetable stands in the open-air market: broccoli (evidently previously little-known there) had appeared. Folks were puzzled (translation: What is that, green cauliflower?) and, when Ellen bought some, asked her how it was to be cooked.

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    • One way to keep the squash harvest under control is to pick some of the flowers, stuff them and fry/saute them. Or, if you have to watch your cholesterol, they can also be steamed. This is one vegetable you’ll never see in a market because they’re so perishable. You need to cook them on the same day you pick them.

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  3. I did click for the comics after today’s retro. Funny! I had forgotten the tick arc. Really good – especially the final one in the arc!

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  4. I don’t know about squash, in tomatoes, blossom-end rot is mostly a result of uneven watering.
    And we knew it was a squash, Jimmy – because nothing stops zucchini from growing!

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  5. French for zucchini is “courgette.” When I lived in Nebraska, in a region where French influence is otherwise not obvious, that’s what they called zucchini.

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