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nmurawsk Feb 23, 2009 05:46 PM

Does anyone know of a place to get squash blossoms? Can either be to order at a restaurant or to buy in a market and prepare at home, or both!

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    nmurawsk RE: nmurawsk Feb 23, 2009 06:00 PM

    Sorry - forgot to mention where I am. Ft. Lauderdale area.

    1. Frodnesor RE: nmurawsk Feb 23, 2009 07:09 PM

      I have never seen squash blossoms sold in any market. I believe I've had them in restaurants at Michael's Genuine and at Fratelli Lyon but only as a special, not a regular menu item.

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      1. lax2mia RE: nmurawsk Feb 24, 2009 05:32 AM

        Squash blossoms have a very short shelf life so it's something you have to make a day or two after picking. That said, aside from specials at certain restaurants, the only place I've seen them for sale is the outdoor market in Bargaintown way down near Homestead. It's a trek from FLL I know, but aside from hitting up relatives for them it's the only place I've seen them. I can't believe farmers markets here haven't caught on to selling them!

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          Icantread RE: lax2mia Feb 24, 2009 05:54 AM

          now that you mention it, I've seen them in that huge Homestead market as well.

        2. The Chowfather RE: nmurawsk Feb 24, 2009 06:03 AM

          I recently had very good zucchini flowers (stuffed with burrata) at Valentino's in Ft. Lauderdale. Not sure if it was a special or on regular menu. It's a great place

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          1145 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

          1. dmo305 RE: nmurawsk Feb 24, 2009 11:33 AM

            I had stuffed 'calabaza flowers' at Michaels genuine last night. I also had them at Casa Tua several months ago.

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              nmurawsk RE: nmurawsk Feb 24, 2009 04:22 PM

              Thanks for the info, I'll try Valentino's - maybe check the website or give a call first to see if it is a special. I'm not sure I'll be driving all the way down to homestead!

              1. Icantread RE: nmurawsk Apr 20, 2009 07:52 AM

                I spotted some squash blossoms in the Hollywood farmer's market this past Sunday. The market was right on the boardwalk.

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