Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Squash

      We have had a very cold stretch of winter weather, with night time lows sometimes of 5 to 7 degrees. It is time to work on cooking the winter squash before it goes bad.

       There were two Marina di Chioggia squash left, this one and the one cut up in the following pictures. In this picture you can also see a butternut squash, and acorn squash and a buttercup squash.  The Marina was cut into chunks for baking in the oven along with a big ham for dinner.

Cut into three pieces
Further cleaned and ready for baking
      What a great way to have garden grown veggies fresh in the middle of winter.


  1. Very nice - what a unique looking squash. How did it taste? Can't wait to get some winter squash growing next year...don't usually have much luck growing squash but I'm not giving up!

    1. They taste a lot like pumpkin. We bake all the winter squash with sliced apples, a delicious combination. The vines take over great spaces, beware. Please click on Marina in the labels tp see and learn more.