Sunday, October 07, 2007

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Just a seasonal image for today...

Pumpkins

4 comments:

choklit said...

Nice bumch o' pumpchins. :-)

Yoshiko said...

Is a pumpkin different from a squash ? Or are they same ? They are pumpkins in the phote and can you call them as squashes too ?

Barry Leiba said...

In the U.S., we call the orange ones pictured here "pumpkins", and all other kinds are "squashes" (there are also "gourds", which are related plants that aren't usually used for food, but to make bowls or musical instruments or that sort of thing).

My favourite squashes are butternut squash and acorn squash. In the U.S., we most often use squashes in savoury dishes, and pumpkin in sweet ones (pumpkin pie is a standard autumn dessert).

Yoshiko said...

Barry, thank you. Interestingly, based on the links you put, butternut squash is called "butternut pumpkin" in Australia. And most of Japanese believes the word "pumpkin" is the corresponding English word for Japanese one, but I found it's "acorn squash" instead. ( At least, Japanese ones are not orange ones.) We use Japanese "acorn squash" for pumpkin pies here though. :-)