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Go sparsely with parsley?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Travelgrrl's enjoyable blog mentioning yellow squash from her neighbor's giant garden made me remember a poem from my sister many years ago:

O, green peas are pleasers, and turnips are tops,
And rutabaga's one of our noblest crops,
But the star of the spread,
whether banquet or nosh,
is the glorious, golden, crook-neck summer squash!

You can turn up your nose
At those turnips and beans,
Go sparsely with parsley,
scorn corn by all means . . .
but never, oh never, no never, by gosh,
neglect to serve golden crook-neck summer squash!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ZELLAZM 6/28/2012 2:01PM

    Sweet - wish we got it here in Germany more often!

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VALLITTLEMAMA6 6/24/2012 9:58PM

    Funny! Written by Squash-growers Associationof America? Thanks for sharing!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 6/21/2012 5:19AM

    Love it - hoping for summer squash from my garden in a few weeks.

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WILDHONEYPIE1 6/20/2012 1:21PM


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TRAVELGRRL 6/20/2012 8:32AM

    HOW CUTE is this??????

What a great poem, I'm so glad you shared it! I'm going to copy it down to give to my neighbor -- she'll get a kick out of it!

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NANCY- 6/20/2012 7:32AM

    What wonderful ode to squash and a talented sister.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

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VISUALLYRICS 6/19/2012 11:10PM

    Love this rhyme! emoticon ( closest I could get to a squash...)

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KGWINDER 6/19/2012 10:56PM

    emoticon Did your sister write this? Grilled summer squash is great yet I fancy parsley.

Good wishes with your goals,

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