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October 07, 2014


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It's beautiful. It looks like a swan.

Simona Carini

Glad you like it Kalinda. There were a few specimens at the market, but this caught my eyes immediately due to the uncanny resemblance to a swan. I then walked around the house looking for a nice backdrop to take a photo and I think those curtains worked nicely.


Ma che bel cigno! L'arte della natura!
Buonissima anche la ricetta! :)


I love the word "zucchetta". Can't believe the shape it grown into, but I love it. Not sure if I would have cut it. So mesmerizing to look at. I love the photos in both color and BW.

Simona Carini

Bello, vero, Terry? Impossibile resistere a tale fascino ;) E poi e' cosi' buona.


Bellissima forma per una zucca, sembra un cigno!!! La natura è incredibile...un mio amico coltivatore bio ha trovato una patata a forma perfetta di paperella!!!
Simona tu vieni si a Bologna?

Simona Carini

La natura e' davvero un'artista, Lucia e quindi non potevo lasciare indietro questo suo capolavoro, a parte che comunque la zucchetta mi piace molto e qui non e' molto diffusa. Spero che dato il mio entusiasmo la seminino anche il prossimo anno. Certo: ci vediamo presto :)

Lauren Hairston

I LOVE your swan squash! Oh so much! I need to see if I can get my hands on one. I wonder if they grow them here in Kansas...

Simona Carini

Thank you, Lauren. Let me know if you find them. It's an Italian heirloom variety that is becoming more widely known in the US, so seeds are available. I think that if farmers learn about it and that people are interested, they may try to grow it.


Quasi un peccato mangiare tale bellezza! :-)
Thanks for participating, the gallery is on-line: http://cindystarblog.blogspot.it/2014/10/black-white-wednesday-146-gallery.html


What a gorgeous squash!

Simona Carini

In effetti, Cinzia, ma poi uno si consola presto ;) Grazie per la galleria.

Thank you Cathleen!

Simona Carini

It sounds nice, doesn't it, Paz? It's quite endearing. I know, the temptation is to keep it as is. I was told that one can dry it, but I guess I was greedy :) Glad you enjoyed the photos: it is definitely a photogenic vegetable and it was fun to portray it.

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