Tomorrow marks the first day of October, a sure sign that summer is long gone and winter is fast approaching. Another sign is the sudden abundance of winter squash at our local farmer’s market. The array of choices are mind boggling: butternut, acorn, hubbard, calabaza, sweet mama, the iconic pumpkin… I turn to the interwebs to demystify the choices:
- Foodsubs has a comprehensive list of winter squash in pictures
- To compliment the above, Whole Paycheck offers a winter squash cooking primer
- The World’s Healthiest foods website has a nifty animated gif that shows you how to peel and cube butternut squash
- One of the nicest way to enjoy squash is pureed into a soup. The best recipe I’ve found so far is Choclate & Zucchini’s Spiced pumkin soup (Soupe De Courge Musquée Aux Epices)
Now get cookin’.