The spaghetti squash have ripened. Well, to be honest, I was a little over-enthusiastic with the clippers and accidentally separated some fruits from their stems. Ooops. No matter they were swelling nicely so I left them to ripen on the bench. Today I put the remaining squashes in the greenhouse to toughen up their skins ready for storing after a light frost scorched the leaves, effectively calling time on the growing season. I have 18 spaghetti squashes.
I cracked one open today excited to discover what lay inside. At first glance it looked just like any other squash. So I put a piece in the microwave for 10 minutes. When I removed it, all steaming and hot, I scraped it with a fork and lo and behold SPAGHETTI!
This is the weirdest edible I have discovered so far. It looks and feels just like spaghetti. I added a little salt and pepper which improved its flavour but I felt it needed a bit of a kick, so I added a chilli sauce. Wonderfu,l and rather like chinese egg noodles. This fruit is weird. I am not sure it will go too well with bolognese, its very moist, but with stir fries… Absolutely!