This season have been cooking up Red Kuri, Acorn, Spagetti, Blue Hubbard, Pattypan, Carnival, Butternut, sweet dumpling and zucchini. Squash is such a versatile vegetable, which can be incorporated into various dishes, such as curries, stews, and soups. For instance spagetti squash makes a great replacement for pasta; butternut squash makes a fabulous soup; Acorn squash are great for stuffing and baking. One of our favourite ways to cook squash is to simply bake it. A basic cooking method: Cut a squash in half the long way, scoop out seeds from center, and roast it, cut-side-down on a sheet pan, for 40 minutes at 400°F or until soft. Add butter, salt and pepper to taste.
Loaded with beta carotene, winter squash is a good source of vitamin A. It's also a great source of fiber, vitamin C, thiamin, manganese, potassium and rich in niacin.
|Red Kuri, Acorn, Spagetti Squash|
|Acorn, Red Kuri, Blue Hubbard|