What's the difference between a pumpkin, a squash and a gourd? No, this is not one of these jokes with a clever punch line. I mean really, what's the difference?
I did some googling and found a (non-botanical) definition that helped a bit.
In general, pumpkins are the ones we carve for Halloween.
Squash we cook and eat.
And gourds are for decorating purposes only.
Yes, that helped!
Until I started thinking about pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and all other pumpkin recipes out there. There is even a pumpkinrecipes.org out on the web.
So obviously, we carve and eat pumpkins. Unless... the pumpkin we eat is different from the pumpkin we carve?
Yeah, now I'm just getting confused so I'll leave this subject and move on to show my white little Baby Boo pumpkins. Those are my favorites to decorate with. Aargh!!!! Now I'm totally messed up. So we carve, eat and decorate with pumpkins.
If we don't eat or carve the Baby Boo pumpkin, shouldn't it be called a gourd?
Never mind, forget I said anything... I'm just gonna go back to my googling for a little bit.
Have a great weekend you all!