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Butternut Squash — Beyond Soup
8 years ago

Butternut Squash — Beyond Soup

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Butternut Squash courtesy Forest & Kim Starr

Butternut Squash courtesy Forest & Kim Starr

Don’t get me wrong — I love butternut squash soup, and soup weather is certainly upon us. But the fact is, butternut squash remains an extremely versatile and greatly typecast gourd. Relatively simple recipes can be just as good as more elaborate preparations, but no matter the difficulty, the slightly sugary and nutty flavor of the squash (not to mention silky texture) lends itself equally well to both savory and sweet experiments.

Butternut squash can be steamed or boiled, but its flavor is best expressed if roasted. Simply split the squash, remove the seeds (don’t toss them! see below*), drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and bake, flesh side down, at 425°F  on a baking sheet lined with foil for 35-45 minutes, or until fork tender.

Once the squash is cooked, the possibilities are endless. Creamy Butternut Squash Risotto is an absolute favorite, as is Maple Mashed Butternut Squash. Donalyn Ketchum makes a simply stunning Butternut Squash Gratin, a new recipe I gave a whirl and instantly fell in love with. If your cravings are leaning towards the sweet side of the spectrum, impress your taste buds with a bowl of  Ginger Butternut Squash Ice Cream if it’s too cold out for a frozen dessert, perhaps Butternut Squash Panna Cotta could somehow satiate your carnal cravings.

Whatever you end up making, don’t throw away the seeds! Read More

Do You Live in a Salad City?
8 years ago

Do You Live in a Salad City?

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Salad photo © Fir0002/Flagstaffotos

Salad © Fir0002/Flagstaffotos under GFDLv1.2

According to research from Dole Fresh Vegetables, there are 21 “Top Salad Cities” in the United States. Drawn from 18 months of internal research, Dole found that residents in the cities on their list may actually eat more salad per person compared to the national average, or they may be more willing to experiment with new salad blends or serve salad as a main course.

While somewhat obvious foodie cities like Los Angeles and New York City make the list, other less likely metro area, like barbecue meccas Dallas and Kansas City. More and more Americans are looking to raw fruits and vegetables,  especially in salads as a way to lose weight and boost their health. Plus, eating more greens can be a great way to support your local, organic small-scale farmers.

See the full list of “Top Salad Cities” below. Read More

In Season: Feijoa Guava
8 years ago

In Season: Feijoa Guava

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Guava season is coming upon us here in California, and I personally couldn’t be more thrilled. But besides the common apple guava, other cultivars manage to sneak their way into …
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Easy Baked Brie in Phyllo
8 years ago

Easy Baked Brie in Phyllo

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With the holidays more imminent than many of us are willing to accept, fast and easy appetizers are worth their weight in gold. Baked brie is a classic holiday treat …
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