Winter Squash

Try This Easy Trick to Cut a Winter Squash without Risking Your Fingers

Wondering how to cut squash like butternut, acorn, and other hard winter squash varieties (without muttering expletives, making a mess, and possibly slicing off a finger)? Here's an easy way to prepare...

Pumpkin Donations for the Oakland Zoo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

If you have extra pumpkins, the Oakland Zoo is accepting pumpkin donations until November 14 to keep the animals happy and fed. "We love to accept pumpkin donations! We do not pick up pumpkins, ...

Can I reduce commercial applesauce to concentrate its flavor?

by jill00 2 years ago

Hi, and thanks for your time and help. When cooking for myself, I use a lot of shortcuts (no time), and in this case I'll be combining a puree of frozen squash with roasted onions and (the...

Gigantic Winter Melon for Sale

by Steve 2 years ago

I was outside a small Vietnamese market near my home and snapped the photo below. These are winter melons. I have never seen these monsters before. A lady explained to me that in Vietnam a fami...

Calabaza en Tacha :: Winter Squash in Piloncillo Syrup

by cristina 2 years ago

A week or so ago, a fellow CHer on the Mexico board asked for the recipe for Mexican squash in brown sugar syrup. Here it is. Mari, the woman who spoils me by doing all of my housework, gave me...

Cooked squash questions....

by DonnaMarieNJ 3 years ago

I have several pounds of cut up squash (sugar pumpkin and carnival squash) that has been roasted with oil, salt and pepper. What should I do with it BESIDES make a pie? I was thinking savory to s...

Nakiri vs Large Chefs Knife for winter squashes

by sliverstorm 4 years ago

I nicked my finger pretty good last night splitting a kabocha squash. Never again! I was foolishly using a 6" chef, but even my 8" chef is not easy to get through kabocha, butternut, acorn, and so ...

Mold inside winter squash

by jordanc8 4 years ago

I have a food safety question... I cut the top off of a turban squash, and noticed very slight softness on the outside in one area of the top. Inside, that area has dry fluffy white mold growing a...

Squash Chips

by small h 5 years ago

I found this recipe for oven-baked chips made from delicata squash. https://food52.com/recipes/19485-delicata-squash-chips I think this is a good idea, but the temperature (225) and time (40...

Just discovered how delicious Calabaza is!

by coll 11 years ago

I needed a little vegetable sidedish to go with my turkey dinner so bought one of those cut hunks of Calabaza. I thought it was butternut squash when I saw it, and subsequently figured it must be ...

What kind of squash is this?

by boogie350 6 years ago

We picked this up at our local farmer's market today for $3. It's a good 16" long and 6" thick. The kid in the booth said he *thought* it was a banana squash, sweet, similar to a butternut. I'm thi...

bought a kabocha squash--favorite recipes, please

by noya 6 years ago

Thinking about roasting it and then adding some sauce...but open to anything delicious...

Is there still hope for these seedlings?

by sasha1 7 years ago

In 2 weeks, I went from excitement to anxiety. I'm a new gardener, and have always relied on starts from the nursery. We bought a few seed packets last year for direct sow in the garden (peas, ca...

stuffed bell pepper menu -what else to serve? acorn squash?

by mistysfinds 7 years ago

I'm making the Cooks Illustrated classic stuffed bell peppers to take to a family that just welcomed a new baby. I taking it in the morning, and can't go back out tonight. I have 2 acorn squashes....

Winter Squashes: Is it wrong to eat the skins?

by Sunshineness 13 years ago

It is common to see "white part only" for scallions or leeks as an ingredient for a recipe. I, however, try and get as much of the edible-allowed as I can push it: at least a third of the green par...

How do I thicken my soup?

by JennS 13 years ago

I made a winter squash soup to serve tomorrow night and it came out thinner than I intended. I may have blended it too much. The recipe (can't find it online) is from Cooking Light and it includes ...

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