Squash Blossom: Flower (and Poem) of the Day, Dec 7, 2017

Squash Blossom

Hard to herd and hard to wrangle,
growing in a clustered tangle
here beside my kitchen stoop,
good as fritters or in soup.
Squash blooms don’t merely do their duty
as a thing of sun-filled beauty.
Their life as flowers fades in haste.
Best to enjoy them as a taste!
(Or, if at growing things you’re feckless,
just enjoy them as a necklace!)

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Lone Mountain Squash Blossom necklace.  Image “borrowed” from internet.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

5 thoughts on “Squash Blossom: Flower (and Poem) of the Day, Dec 7, 2017

      1. momshieb

        No! We dip them in milk, then flour and salt, then quick fry in olive oil. Eat them hot and crisp!!! You can stuff them, too, but I love them just fried.

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