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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall is a time of harvest ~ What to do with Squash?

Spaghetti squash, acorn sqaush, and butternut squash...

All of the above are considered winter squash because they can last throughout the winter if stored properly in a root or cold storage cellar. All of them can be baked or microwaved whole, spooned out (removing seeds) and mixed with honey, brown sugar and butter or ...just use butter and sprinkle of fresh dried herbs.

If you have been intrigued by a yellow oblong squash called Spaghetti Squash and wonder why it has that name its because the inside resembles strands of spaghetti pasta when cooked. This squash has a very bland taste whereas the other 'winter' squashes have a sweeter and nuttier taste.

Hence, for that reason, if you decide to try a spaghetti squash recipe, keep in mind the very plain/bland watery taste and texture. The best way to cook this spaghetti sqaush is baked with plenty of spice, olive oil, garlic and cheese.You can get as creative as you like with this squash because ... its a blank slate so to speak. Enjoy!

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