My three squashes and the end of summer

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Here in the United States and Canada, today is a holiday.  It’s Labor Day.

If you’re not from the United States or Canada, here’s a little info on the holiday. This info is via Wikipedia and

Labor Day.

The first Monday in September, observed as a holiday in the United States and Canada in honor of working people.

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.

In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white.

I’m not sure if September will mark an end to the dog days of summer, but it’s supposed to be the end of summer.


🙂  That also means, the end or near the end of summer squash, so Friday when I went to the Farmer’s Market I picked up a few varieties of squash.


The yellow/green squash are over sized 8-ball squash I think. Think zucchini squash.

The green pumpkin shaped squash is Kabocha squash.  Allie at Forgotten Beast  blogged about this squash last week.  It is a winter squash, not a summer squash.

The white squash are Pattypan squash. Funny little things aren’t they?

Here is a cool resource page for squash.


I hope you have a wonderful day!  I’m off to swim and enjoy the holiday!



  1. our patty pans are yellow here! Happy Labour Day 🙂

    • How cool, just looked up Labour Day! It’s neat that so many countries celebrate the same holiday on different days! 🙂

  2. I refuse to acknowledge any sign of summer ending–that’s why I’m in the office today, right? Those pattypan squash are so pretty! Are they tasty? I almost bought another Kabocha this weekend, but had to clean other stuff out of the fridge and managed to resist. Barely.

    • I’m sorry you had to work today Allie!
      I’ll let you know about the squash once we try them. I’ve always seen the pattypan but this is the first time I’ve bought them.

  3. Can I still wear white t-shirts with my jeans or is that not the done thing?! Hope you have a lovely day with your family. You´ll have to post some squash recipes now for us….oh and a tutorial on how to insert video clips (please!).

    • 🙂 I think it’s white shoes and white pants. No white pants or shoes till Easter. I usually wear what ever I want. I just thought it was an interesting fact. 🙂

  4. It’s so cool here right, now, but I know it won’t last. September can be so hot. Have a happy Labor Day!

    • Oh my gosh Greg it’s so nice today!! It’s suppose to be lovely all week!

  5. Agreed. Hot summer days are fewer now, especially since the past two days in Chicago have been in the 60s.

    • Yay for cooler weather!

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