Tis the season for winter squash! Yum! Winter squash are so named, not because they are grown in the winter, but because they store well into the winter months. Here’s a primer on the varieties that you’ll find at the market this week:
Butternut Squash – A favorite of the winter squash varieties! Sweet, creamy and perfect for soups or as a side (with a little butter and maple syrup!). Butternut squash is has a long storage life so stock up now for Thanksgiving!
Delicota Squash – This yummy squash variety is similar to a sweet potato in flavor and texture…and like a sweet potato, you can eat the skin!
Acorn Squash – The name comes from its shape…it looks like an acorn! They’re rich and creamy and delicious roasted and stuffed with lentils and other veggies. And though they keep for a relatively long time, they’re actually in the summer squash family.
Spaghetti Squash – A nice substitute for pasta! When cooked, this squash falls away from its skin in strands – similar in shape to spaghetti. Try it with feta cheese and sauteed vegetables.
Have fun at the market this week. Please let us know your favorite winter squash recipes!