This is a hubbard squash next to a fairly small tomato. Despite liking a fair whack of veggies, I can’t say I would ever have been able to identify what this was were it not for my boss yelping “It’s a hubbard squash, here, have some!!!”. Hey, what can say? I go straight for the sweets aisle in Pick ‘n Pay, not the vegetable one.
Anyway, after receiving my allotment of the giant squash and an unripe pumpkin, I can honestly say that I was baffled about what I would do with them.
My colleague tried to help. “All you do is take a knife, chop it in pieces, remove the [thick as reinforced steel] peel… solve world hunger… saved the whales … invent a car that runs on doog pooh… blah blah… and then you cook it.”
I gave it to Dora The Cleaner today. She says she likes pumpkin.