Saturday, December 07, 2013

yukigesho

DSC04637 Sometimes I come across interesting things at the market...like this pumpkin, it was called "yukigesho"

"Yuki" is snow, and "gesho" is "make-up"...literally "made-up with snow" or "covered with snow".

The outer peel is whitish, but when cooked does get darker green.

The taste wasn't different from any other pumpkin I've had but I'm glad we got to try this.

Have you been trying anything interesting this winter?

4 comments:

Kate O said...

Looks interesting! Seems like a variety of kabocha? I've been using kabocha in many dinners this week... but maybe it's time to switch things up. :)

K and S said...

yes kabocha = pumpkin Kate :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I've seen pumpkins with that coloring but have no idea what specific name they're called. I can always find the kabocha pumpkin though.

K and S said...

would be interesting as to what they are named over there Rowena!

Take care.
Kat