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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 :-)

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 :)

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