November 20, 2011

I heart squash


I honestly do love every kind of squash and pumpkin. Beside they taste good, they also look good. I simply go crazy when I first see them on the market, and have to buy one of each and every type. And of course nobody eats them beside me so at the end of the winter I am stuck with tons of squash, but I just can not help it. They remind me of the cold winter evenings and bring up some nice childhood memories, like being in my grandmother's kitchen and my face and hands are all red from playing with snow. As I said, nice memories. I can even smell the roasted pumpkin when I think on this.


I still prefer it mostly roasted, and I celebrate the cold season with this simple meal. Nothing compares to the sweetness of the roasted squash. When I was a child, and my mother never fails to mention it to me or to anyone who is around, I loved it and aet so much that I literally turned yellow. How nice of her to keep these memories alive, and I hope everyone can hear the sarcasm in my voice. At least I can be thankful that we mostly have black and white photos of my childhood.

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These beauties have a lots of potential in the kitchen. If not roasted, I prefer it in soup, hot, creamy, spicy winter soup, with just a pinch of chili that adds a nice twist. Or just make a simple tart with prosciutto and believe me, people will just love it. Even those who absolutely detest squash should give this tart a try because it is heavenly. I just hope snow will come soon, these meals even taste better when it is really cold outside.

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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous squash. I ahve to admit I haven't cooked with but it seems to eb all over the blogosphere. I really need to get onto the bandwagon.

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  2. Yay, just discovered your English blog. These images are beautiful, as always. Especially loving that tart and the dripping soup. :)

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  3. Hi Sukaina,
    thanks a lot. You should definitely give it a try, it is worth it :)

    Hey Steph, nice to see you around. :)

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  4. I love squash as well and will definitely try your soup recipe. Beautiful pictures as well.

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  5. Thanks Marta,
    Thanks a lot, really gald you like the photos. If you like squash you should definitely give the soup a try. The chili really adds something special to it.

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  6. Hey Vera! So good to see you blogging in English finally :-) Looks great

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