On Thursday I mentioned I purchased 2 new-to-me types of produce. One being Orange Kabocha Squash and the other item was a Blondee Apple I actually got as a free sample at my local produce stand. Of course I hit up Google for more info on both of these foods and here is some of what I found out. Kabocha Squash is grown in Fall, Winter, and Spring and is a Winter Keeper meaning that it can last 4 to 5 months! YAY! They are said to be one of the sweetest types of squash! I read they pair well with Broccoli, Raab, Radicchio, and Dandelions. You can roast it for 30 minutes in the oven with little effort. I like that! And I really am drawn to this recipethat I found, too!
My last trip to my favorite local produce stand wasn't the first time I noticed them offering free samples of something. This time I took them up on the offer! They had small, yellow apples which were called Blondee Apples. They are a lot like Gala Apples. They were originally found growing among Galas and some people actually call them the "Yellow Gala". I read that these apples are resistant to bruising...that's a PLUS! And can be kept for several months in the refrigerator! Eventho this is becoming popular in New York State - and I actually live in Pennsylvania - but right ON the state line - it doesn't shock me that I found them here now that I do know more about them. BUT this apple was introduced in 2000 by a couple from Ohio. It wasn't available to the market until 2012. I'm writing this prior to actually TRYING the apple but I am looking forward to it. I LOVE trying new types of produce! What's the last thing you tried that was new-to-you?