Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew

We are very lucky to have access to local, pasture-raised lamb, which is a more sustainable red meat option. Although we eat very little red meat, when we do, it is usually in a stew. So I am trying to switch my beef stews to lamb wherever it makes sense. One I have been working…

Winter Squash Polo

It is the time of year when I start to use winter squash a lot. I used kabocha squash tonight, but you could use butternut or other easily peeled squash. Like many of my polos (rice dishes), this was made with what I had in the house. So, in addition to the kabocha squash, I…

Butternut Squash Preserved in Oil

I was able to rescue about half a dozen butternut squash before the bugs destroyed the plants in my garden. We have been enjoying what have turned out to be some very tasty squash. While driving to Boston to help my daughter move, I listened to 6 hours of NPR. In Connecticut I discovered Food…

Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups

Time to use another section of my giant crookneck squash. I roasted about 2/3 of the neck and since I only needed 2 1/2 cups of pulp, it was still too much , so I will need to find another use for the couple of extra cups of pulp. Since even just the plain roasted…

Minestrone for an Autumn Day

I went to one of our local farm stores and found this… It’s a crookneck squash, and it is gigantic! It is about the size of 3 or 4 butternut squashes! So you will likely be seeing this, or parts of it, a few times over the next few weeks. This recipe used just 1/2 of…

Pasta with Sweet-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale

Thanks again to Highland Orchards for beautiful pesticide-free butternut squash and kale.  The inspiration for this dish came from The Splendid Table’s Sweet Roaster Butternut Squash and Greens Over Bow-Tie Pasta. I really like the sweetness that recipe brings to the roasted vegetables, but not the very creamy sauce.  So, I adjusted the ingredients and technique…

Butternut Squash Quiche

I won’t mince words, this is probably the tastiest quiche I have ever made. We learned the other day that roasted vegetables worked will in a strata, so I figured that butternut squash and some other roasted vegetables would work just as well in a quiche. I decided to keep with an orange theme and…

Roasted Vegetable Tart and Quiche

Two versions tonight – why?  I roasted a lot of vegetables and my pastry crust was not big enough, so I also pulled out a pre-made pie crust and made a quiche. Each was worth making individually, so I have included both. Some in the family preferred the quiche… Others the tart… Roasted Vegetable Filling…