Valarie Russell on September 11th, 2018

As summer comes to a close, squash once again makes its grand appearance at the farmer’s market. And, if you ask me, it’s never too early to get back into squash season. Sweet, hearty winter squashes are my favorite because they’re so versatile – they’re great in soups, hashes, and especially curries. Even better, they’re […]

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Valarie Russell on October 24th, 2012

Buttercup Squash are part of the Turban squash family (hard shells with turban-like shapes) and are a popular variety of winter squash. This squash has a dark-green skin, sometimes accented with lighter green streaks.  It has a sweet and creamy orange flesh. This squash is much sweeter than other winter varieties. Buttercup Squash can be […]

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Valarie Russell on August 27th, 2012

It’s fall/winter squash time… and the buttercup squash is one of my new favorite squashes. I has lots of “meat” , a smaller seed cavity and very tasty.  It can be used either savory like this recipe or sweet like for making pies. By now most of you know how much I live Balsamic vinegar […]

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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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