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Huckleberries: Whoa there Pilgrim? Take it easy on the squash

Huckleberries Monday:

It’s not every day that you feel betrayed by butternut squash. But David Townsend, communications coordinator of the Coeur d’Alene Library, feels bamboozled after grazing at the swell salad bar at Pilgrim’s Market in Midtown Coeur d’Alene.

David confessed to Facebook followers that he enjoys the fresh greens, carrots, mushrooms, bacon, nuts, black beans, etc., offered by Pilgrim’s. And David appreciates that the natural foods market charges for salad by the weight because you’re “in control when it comes to choices.”

On Wednesday evening, however, David was crafting a masterpiece when he got tricked. Fooled. Buffaloed. Seems he mistook shredded butternut squash for shredded cheddar cheese. “Insidious,” he faux fumed to his friends. Yet, he was troubled that the unexpected butternut scrapings didn’t ruin the salad. “Nonetheless,” he concluded, tongue firmly cheeked. “I feel betrayed.”

And, for some reason, Huckleberries feels like gardening. More here.

Question: Do you like squash?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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