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July 31, 2022


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A simple, yet flavorful combination. And beautiful to boot!

I've been concentrating on getting lots of tropical perennials into the garden, and more trees. We've cleared and mulched out the adjoining acre, so quite a big canvas to fill in.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Claudia. I wish I could visit your beautiful garden :)

Debra Eliotseats

Love the new produce you introduce us to here, Simona!

Wendy Klik

I have never seen nor tried tromboncino squash. I'm keeping my eyes opened next time I visit the Farmer's Market but I'm sure I can use any summer squash in this delicious recipe.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra: I am always on the lookout for new produce varieties to try :)

You certainly can, Wendy: you will need to adjust the cooking time, depending on the type of squash you use. I hope you'll find a tromboncino squash at some point, so you can taste it :)


I am with you about his distain for vegetarians but I do like many of his food insights. Some passages were indeed brutal. I have never seen squash like this. Wish I could get some great California produce here. Great recipe and I liked your Italian pronounciation link :-)

Delaware Girl Eats

I've been waiting to see your post since seeing this dish on FB. I too am a sucker for fresh summer produce. We don't have the luxury of getting veggies like these year-round, so everyone including me lusts for them when they are in season. Right now it's fresh tomatoes and peaches. Delaware is renowned for both its traditional yellow peaches and the white ones which are SO tasty.

Thanks also for flagging my CtB failed attempt at joining the roundup. Don't know what went awry, but I'm so glad you flagged me & I got to be included.

Frank | Memorie di Angelina

I've never seen this lovely squash in farm markets around here, but I'm going to keep my eye out. They look fabulous.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Tina. There are so many varieties of squash to be grown: just yesterday at the farmers' market I found two I had never seen before. I think in some cases farmers are cautious about growing new things, as customers may not be open to try them. Sometimes, with farmers I know well, I ask :)

I hope you find it, Frank. Just yesterday at the farmers' market I found another variety of summer squash related to Tromboncino. I can't wait to try it :)

Simona Carini

No worries, Cathy. I'm glad it worked out at the end. Peaches are also high on my list these days: at least a peach a day is my summer refrain. I always keep my eyes open for new varieties of everything and I am usually rewarded. I'm thankful for farmers who decide to grow something new on their fields :)


I'm confused - the list of ingredients includes garlic, yet the directions do not include. Is garlic part of this recipe?

Simona Carini

Dear Diane, thank you so much for your comment, which prompted me to clarify the recipe's instructions. Yes, garlic is included in the recipe and I referred to it, together with squash and tomatoes, when I instructed to place the vegetables in the baking dish. The reference being unclear, I added the specifics in parentheses. Thank you again!

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