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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jack Be Little


'Tis that time of year. Halloween, apple pickin', school's started, sun sets early, days are getting shorter, crisp air, holiday's are coming and everyone is moving a little more quickly. There are more things to do, less time to do them and it's getting a little too chilly to relax a la summer anyway. Tonight is the the annual Village Halloween Parade - one of the biggest parades in the country with 1 million attending. I will be photographing the event and putting up the images on this site for the next couple of days. And don't forget to change your clocks this weekend - set them back one hour Sunday morning (November 4th this year) at 2 AM ...

Regarding the photo (taken in Union Square): I learned today that the small squash-like fruit in the photo is not a gourd (as I had thought) but a miniature pumpkin - a variety known as Jack Be Little. They can be used for decoration or eating. They are perfect for stuffing and I understand quite delicious. The skin is edible if boiled for 5 minutes before baking.

Postings related to Union Square: Heirloom Tomatoes, Union Square Greenmarket, Republic, Vintage Mural, One-Man Band, Luna Park Cafe, Gentleman Peeler, Flora, Zeckendorf, Reverend Billy, W Hotel, Towers, Metronome, Union Square.

9 comments:

Emily Lin said...

Nice pic. Happy Halloween! ;))

Brian said...

emily - thanks. Happy Halloween :)

pusa said...

love the color.. happy halloween!

Lucy said...

good halloween display...

Naomi D said...

Wow! I forgot it was halloween until I saw a giant grizzly bear-man walking down the street. Happy Halloween!!!

Willa said...

I should start eating pumpkin... I already love butternut squash.

Maybe I'll try one pumpkin pie this weekend :)

Nice picture!

claudine said...

En france, nous avons changé d'heure la semaine dernière.
Happy Halloween à toi ! Je sais que c'est qu'il y aura une belle parade ce soir!
Es-tu sûr que la peau des citrouilles est comestible ?

Kate said...

That's alotta jack-o-lanterns or pumpkin pies!

Brian said...

claudine;
I read about eating the skin online but I have no experience myself.