Squash Galore – a gorgeous fall weekend and a ride to the farmer’s market to check out the varieties of squahes available at this time of the year.
The weather was just gorgeous this past weekend with the fall colors at their very best. It was great to be outdoors. After doing some yard work, Ro-Ri San and I went cycling to the farmer’s market several miles from our home. It was like killing two birds with one stone – we got a good workout and an opportunity to buy fresh vegetables and squashes for dinner.
Fresh Produce and Squash Galore
We bought some produce home for our dinner that evening. There were heirloom tomatoes, peppers, peaches, and apples but it was all about the squashes this week. We have baskets in the front of our bikes and were able to share out the weight of our bounty between the two of us.
Sweet Potato Squash
We chose sweet potato squash as we have not tried this variety before. These squashes were simply delicious with just a dollop of butter! I split them in half, scooped out the seeds, and roasted them for 35 minutes. Wish we had bought more. This is definitely my favorite for the season!
Golden Acorn Squash
Another new variety for us was the golden acorn squash, cousin to the regular acorn squash and carnival squash. I will be cooking these soon.
Other Squash Varieties
Other fun varieties include the confection squash and…
…a whole lot of other squashes and gourds.
All-Time Favorite Pumpkin
Of course we can’t leave out our all-time favorite pumpkin! These were laid out in neat rows according to their size. Don’t you just love the pumpkin patch? If you get a chance to visit a pumpkin patch, do pick up one or tow pumpkins for the season. Listed here are some recipes using whole pumpkins you may want to try.
• Pumpkin Pakoras
• Nyonya Style Pumpkin and Shrimp Curry
• Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin
• Pumpkin Cous Cous
Also, please do tell me about your fun fall activity in the comment below.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎
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