Just about two weeks ago I asked if I should"Cook or Carve? the "Stella Blue Pumpkin" aka Japanese Hokkaido squash. I declared this being the first and only year we carve gourds with 2" thick shells. Not only that, but it was waste of good flesh. My partner had picked out a pink French ‘Brodé Galeux D’Eysines’ or 'embroidered with warts from Eysines.' So, with knives laid out in front, stencils taped and the Simpsons Tree House of Horror on, we carved.