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Winter Squash

How to Cook with Fall Produce That Isn’t Pumpkin

If your idea of fall produce consists of pumpkin spice lattes and pie, it’s time to rethink what’s on your dining room table this autumn. The season is ripe (pun intended) for eating nutritious and...
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Gigantic Winter Melon for Sale

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by Steve 7 days 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

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by cristina 2 months 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....

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by DonnaMarieNJ 9 months 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

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by sliverstorm 1 year 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

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by jordanc8 1 year 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

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by small h 2 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!

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by coll 8 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?

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by boogie350 4 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

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by noya 4 years ago

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

Is there still hope for these seedlings?

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by sasha1 4 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?

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by mistysfinds 4 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?

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by Sunshineness 11 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?

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by JennS 11 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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