Friday, October 23, 2009

squash, squash and more squash!

Come and get them! We have all kinds. It's time to make your favourite squash stew, roasted squash or soup.

Here is one of my favourite recipes. The best part is all of the ingredients can be sourced local and organic!

Squash stew

1/2 cup dried black bins or 1 can black beans, well rinsed and drained - if using dried soak for 8 hours, then cook for 1 hour
1 winter squash (hubbard, butternut etc.)
1 small red onion
5 cloves garlic, minced
Four ripe tomatoes (or 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes) Small bunch of basil or oregano chopped, or 2 tbsp dried Pinch of cayenne

Cut squash into chunks, removing seeds and skin. Steam them until a fork can be inserted (5-10 minutes, not too long since they will cook more later).
Saute the garlic and onions in a pot until soft. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and add to the pot. Then add the beans, squash and seasonings and simmer for about 10 minutes.


  1. Tried the recipe for the squash stew....yummmmmm! Definitely will be making it again, and again.....and again. Thanks.

    PS....any more blog entries to follow????

  2. Excellent read. I like your style...have a good one!/Nice blog! Keep it up!
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