I admit it — I love to look at Martha Stewart magazines and marvel at the brilliantly clever holiday magic, the perfectly decorated cookies, the floral displays, the beautiful food. But, that’s the extent of it — just looking. After all, who has time? And if I had the time, is that how I’d spend it? Probably not.
However, for quite a while I’ve been intrigued about using squash as edible containers for serving food. They’re quirky, fun, add to the decor and, at the end of the day they’re off to the compost. Sweet.
I decided that the customers at New Leaf Market provided the opportunity for indulging my fantasy — certainly they’d be interested to see them live in 3-D even if they never actually make them at home. I was further invested as the head of produce asked me to come up with a way to move the little decorative-but-edible squash that poured into the market in October.