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I bought one. any ideas? Never had one. Just looked like a neat looking squash <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://z.about.com/d/gardening/1/0/B/6/Delicata.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Yum. Not as sweet and nuttier than butternut. Enjoy it.
 

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how would you cook it, non-microwave?
 

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Mmmmmmm wash and cut in half, scoop out the seeds, slice it up and bake it. Do 1/4 inch slices and see if you can lay it in the pan letting the row of slices fan out a little. Spray, or brush it with some safflower oil before it goes in the oven you preheated to 350 for about 20 mins. or until very soft, let the edges brown a little. Finger food, skin and all, very tasty. It will be gone in a flash! <img alt="tongue8.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tongue8.gif">
 

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oops, forgot.<br><br>
If I was taking the extra time, I would cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and place cut sides down in a pan with a little water in it and bake it till tender. Scoop out the tender flesh, and mash a little and eat!<br><br>
corrade's idea sounds excellent!
 

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okay. i made it and it was good <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> i cut it up into small strips and baked it. it was quite good. i ate the skin, will i die?
 

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<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> Hard to say... runs 100's, eats squash - sorry, I think you may be immortal <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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okay, now i bought me one of these: <img alt="" src="http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/draft/images/ChayoteSquashMelissaHom.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Help me wise Kickrunners <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Chayote Squash, fyi.
 

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chayote is nearly tasteless, and takes on the flavors of that w/which it is cooked. because of its consistency, 'though, you can use it in many different ways.<br><br>
personally, i typically peel, and chop, and use in dessert (like an apple or pear; it will require sugar and seasonings because of the tastelessness); or in oatmeal with raisins and nuts; or i stuff it with ground turkey, veggies, seasonings, and bake it.
 

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thanks witchy poo!!!<br><br>
i am on a mission to try every piece of produce in the market!!!! even the fancy shmansy markets <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I think I'm going to try the first, pretty one. Not so sure about the green, puckered one. I'm not big on stuff with no taste.<br><br>
As an asside... I burned a spaghetti squash last night. Forgot about it in the oven... then, I put the pyrex cookware in the sink, turned on the water... and it shattered!<br><br>
I'm a dumbass!
 

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omg! the pyrex shattered? is that possible? report back with your food findings, Jenna! I just made a ton of spaghetti squash to eat this week for lunch. Same deal as last week: spaghetti squash, sauteed & diced onions and carrots, black beans, corn. YUMMY.
 

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I really need to remember to buy a spaghetti squash! That wrinkly green thing isn't so tempting. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
oh, and delicata squash skin will cause strange side effects, like an uncontrollable urge to run around for hours on end. so be careful! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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the wrinkly green thing looks like a pear more than anything else. the ones i bought were not as wrinkly as that picture.
 

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that's such a great mission, meri! have you had kohlrabi? we love to eat it raw; peeled, sliced and with a bit of salt sprinkled on. turnip is good that way, too.
 

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i will look for that one next week <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Your question put this song in my mind, I think you'll live btw.<br><br>
There was an old woman who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she'll die.<br><br>
Interesting bit about Chayote (merlitons) is that a decoction of the boiled fruit is supposed to help pass kidney stones when drunk. I call it a fruit cause of the big old seed, not sure if that is what it's classified as.
 

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I'm growing it for the first time. Planted it late, in the fall, and it's holding up well here (Vancouver Island).<br><br>
Comes in purple as well as the light green. Purty and easy to grow: My kind of veg.
 
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