Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Summer squash and Winter Squash

Summer Squash - includes courgettes (green and yellow zucchini), patti pans (saucers), magda squash, any kind of squash with a softer flesh. There are plenty of creative ways to use this great vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. They are great for making ratatouille, adding to spaghetti sauce, an alternative lasagna noodle, making cake or zucchini loaf, zucchini  'pancakes' fritters. You can even make them into interesting tasting chips in your oven or dehydrator.



Winter squashes are versatile. They differ from summer squashes in that they have a tougher skin and have a longer shelf life. They include pumpkins, acorn squash, and butternut squash among others.They can be roasted, boiled, mashed, puréed into soup, or made into curry. A favourite is Guyanese style sweet pumpkin curry.


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