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Photo: "Mystery white object", Maison No. 20

On Friday night we went to see a local lady who is going to be supplying me with some lovely cards for my wee shop. She lives in the heart of some of the most scenic vineyards in this area hence inspiration is not a problem and I found it very hard to choose a selection as they were all fabulous and I plan on showing you some of her designs later in the week.

Like many locals they grow all their own vegetables and at this time of the year have a surplus so we were given a few to bring home. One of which was the lovely white object that I have photographed and plan to cook tonight. I had never seen one before, can you guess what it is?

I will reveal the name tomorrow but in the interim, happy guessing!

L x


  1. Some sort of 'albino squash' perhaps? Oh your life sounds exciting... actually quite 'rural' today ... growing veges... just perfect. Can't wait to see the cards. A-M xx

  2. I agree with A-M, this looks like some sort of squash - it's pretty big for a squash though!! Looking forward to seeing the lovely cards. Lee

  3. It's a white patty pan squash.Did you enjoy it ?
    Nothing beats home grown vegetables, does it ?
    Especially cooked the French way. XXXX

  4. It is a squash of some kind...but probably has a lovely French name! Will be waiting for tomorrow to hear. Patty pan? Like comment #3?

  5. A-M you took the words out of my mouth. It looks like an albino squash - if there is such a thing. It definitely looks like it is related to the squash family. Look forward to hearing what it really is!

  6. Yup, patty pan squash. But in French it may be something totally different - I had an organic veg grower ask me this question in a local market one year and I can't remember what the French answer was. Just 'courgette' I think, because you cook it without storing like a zuccini, not like a pumpkin. I hope you enjoy it - I have to admit that of all the courgettes we've grown, they are some of the dullest!

  7. Yes, it is a squash of some kind. You could always roast with a bit of garlic and rosemary to boost the flavour

  8. Looks like a white squash, almost too pretty to eat. It's reminding me of fall. I planted white pumpkins this year and have my first bloom. I so hope I have white pumpkins for the Fall! Keep your fingers crossed with me. Have a great week, Theresa

  9. I agree with everyone, it's a squash- and too pretty to eat!

  10. Ditto - but you could call it "petit pan"
    how was it?

  11. I am going to ditto as well. For sure it is a squash. Don't you just love home grown veggies?

    xo, Michelle

  12. It is a pattypan squash which in French is patisson-a Provencal word for a cake made in a scalloped mould.

  13. yep I'd say the same as all the others

  14. This is a white custard squash. Sometimes referred to as custard marrows. I wonder how you are cooking it?

  15. That's one of the things I love about living in the country - the beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables. There's something so lovely about been given food grown by people you know!

  16. Hi Leeann,

    Looks like a squash to me.
    How lovely to get fresh produce from friends ~ it always seems to taste and look so much better than store brought.

    Have a great week

  17. I think the French call this a "pâtisson"


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