The 7th of September is Acorn Squash Day. It celebrates the buttery tasting squash with sweet flesh that looks like a big acorn.
Squash stuffed with couscous — very nice!
Calabaza is a squash grown in the Caribbean and in Latin America. There so many different sizes, shapes, and colours of Calabaza that it’s almost better to treat the word as a generic category, like “apple”, or as a collection of squash varieties. Part of this is because like all squashes, Calabaza is quite promiscuous….
The rich aroma of the butter, garlic, sage and white wine will make them ravenous. Combine that with the look of the melted, broiled cheese, and they’ll be clawing their way into the kitchen when you’re making this.
Almost all gourds are inedible squashes that are grown for ornamental purposes. There are only a few that are used for food, such as Luffa Gourds, though Luffa are perhaps better known for the sponges that can also be extracted from them. Related entries
Pumpkin purée is the technical term for what most of us just call “canned pumpkin.” It is frequently used in North America as the basis for pumpkin pie. What is pumpkin purée aka canned pumpkin Canned pumpkin is pumpkin that has been cooked by steaming, strained through filters to remove rind and seeds, mashed smoothly,…
A pumpkin is a culinary term for some varieties of winter squash. A pumpkin can be grown for its flesh (for use in pies, livestock feed, etc), for its seeds, or for its ornamental looks. Pumpkin versus squash Which types of winter squash a pumpkin can be isn’t determined by anything as cut and dry…
Squash is a group of edible fruits treated as a vegetable. The grouping is divided roughly into two, Summer Squashes, and Winter Squashes. In English, pumpkins are a sub-group of Winter Squash. Not all other languages make the distinctions that English does.
If you do your risottos in the oven you can do other things while they are cooking, instead of standing at the stove stirring for about 20 minutes — sometimes those 20 minutes are all the time you will have that day to do other things!
A gorgeous and really healthy curry.
Give celery root a try. This is a great winter vegetable dish.
This is a Spanish recipe, called Buñuelos de espinacas. It is often made as part of an assortment of tapas.
Classic, simple recipe for a side dish of squash.
A complete meal, absolutely ideal for a winter’s evening, and it doesn’t take forever to get it to the table.
This is a bit of futzing, but as most of these kinds of recipes are for meat, it was worth including this meatless one. The prunes are actually gorgeous in it, particularly with the squash.
This is a great vegetable side dish that dirties very few dishes during the prep!
Summer squashes are members of the squash family that are harvested young, with thin skins. They do not store as well as winter squashes, which have thick skins. Zucchini is an example of a summer squash.
“Winter Squash” is a term that refers to hard-skinned squash that can be stored successfully in cold storage over the winter to become part of the winter food stock for eating.