squash

baked squash slices – easy to make!

delicata squash

As a youngster, I never really cared for squash; it was so nondescript when boiled and mashed and usually ended up either too wet or too dry.  That has since changed and I’ve come to enjoy it whether in a salad, casserole or soup.  My kids love my grandmother’s baked squash casserole, however, this is…

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squash and parsnip soup

squash and parsnip soup

Soup has been around for centuries and previous generations did not use a recipe. They simply dumped various ingredients into a pot to boil.  And each culture adopted its own variation with whatever was on hand.  For my readers who feel more comfortable using a list of ingredients, throw caution to the wind and be…

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stuffed zucchini blossoms

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms…sounds so heavenly.  Summer squash which includes zucchini, is now available in local markets and food shops – they are for me, one of the highlights of the season.  They’re delicate, come in different varieties, tender, juicy, and sweet.  But before the summer squash is formed, the plant produces blossoms. If you’re lucky…

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Squash Parmigiana

Parmigiana is an Italian dish made with a fried slice filling, layered with cheese and tomato sauce and baked in the oven.  The most common is eggplant (aubergine) but breaded veal or chicken are also popular.  TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Couscous

roasted butternut squash and couscous

It’s been wet and foggy the past two days and as such has put me in the mood for vegetables I would usually cook in the cooler months.  That said, there’s absolutely no reason why squash shouldn’t be included in a summer dish.  When I think of the winter squash family, butternut always comes out…

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Roasted Squash & Apple Soup with Goat’s Cheese & Bacon

Soup. It needs no explanation – everyone knows what it is and it’s been around for a millennia.  There are so many variations.  I love the combination of vegetables and fruit.  There’s something so opposite about the two that you’d think there’s no way they belong together in the same pot…but trust me, the two…

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Barley Salad with Roasted Squash and Fennel

It can be a challenge keeping your kids healthy when they live at home but when they leave the nest for university or boarding schools this can be a bigger challenge. We’re happy to be back in Nova Scotia for many reasons and one of those is that Laura is able to hop on a…

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