Unexpected Beauty

What do you do when your gardening neighbor keeps sharing his zucchinis with you? I don’t know many recipes for those watery gourds that offer much, do you? There is a story about a ragged farmer who kept giving melons to his king, and the king hated melons. He would graciously accept the gifts, thank the peasant for his generosity, and have the offending fruits thrown on the scullery heap. This went on until one morning a bird startled the farmer as he was offering his tribute. It fell and smashed to the ground. From its broken rind poured forth a hidden treasure of glittering jewels. Continue reading “Unexpected Beauty”

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