Valarie Russell on November 24th, 2015

This is a beautiful dish that can really shine as a holiday meal, or any time you want to add a little something fancy to the dinner table. It’s so easy, it will make you look like it took hours to create. 2 acorn squash 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh cranberries 1/3 cup brown […]

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Valarie Russell on September 24th, 2012

I wanted to make something savory and packed with flavor, enough to be a meal all on its own. Acorn squash has 145% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin A, along with Vitamin C, B, folate, and a hefty dose of beta carotene! Add in the black beans for protein, the tomatoes as an […]

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2012

Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Feta cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad, a crusty baguette and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio.   2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Ingredients:   3 acorn squash, halved, seed removed 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 carrots, chopped 1 Mutzu apple, cored and chopped (this is my choice because we grow them, Granny Smith can be used) 1 onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon allspice 4 cups vegetable broth Preheat oven 400 degrees F.  On a baking […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Winter squash is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown in most of the country. It differs from summer squash in that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind. When ripened to this stage, fruits of […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Try this vegetarian main dish in place of your traditional Thanksgiving Turkey. I took this recipe along with my fresh acorn squash  to my sister’s home in North Carolina several years back  for Thanksgiving and I have to say it’s a lot of work but well worth the effort.  I think I’ll make it again […]

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