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P is for Peas and Pumpkin
When you hear/read the words peas and pumpkin I bet you picture these guys.
When I hear/read peas and pumpkin I'm thinking pigeon peas (gondules) and a squash grown in the tropics that I've always known to be a Hubbard squash. But it isn't the Hubbard it's called calabaza (Cucurbita moschata). There's an article from the University of Puerto Rico about growing them HERE and it has some pictures.
|Rice and pigeon peas.|
Pumpkins are a delicious staple and the vine grows well in the tropics. After all, it's a tropical squash.
Pigeon peas can be brown or green. The plants are hardy and thrive evenin the islands.
Both peas and pumpkin are added to many different dishes and are mentioned quite a bit in the Anansi stories.
But then they would be, because it's... FOOD!
Have you ever eaten gondules?