Sunday, October 17, 2010

Taste of Autumn

Even though I am really sad about the end of summer, I am so excited about the smells and taste of autumn. We were so lucky to get some organic Long Island cheese squash, hubbard squash and spaghetti squash from the family farm.  I just love how these look.
We had a dinner guest over last week so I decided to bake one of the Long Island cheese squash.  Look at the color of this beauty!  Gorgeous!
My favorite way to cook squash is the cut it into pieces, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and for some of these I added chili powder.  The spiciness of the chili powder adds a nice kick to the sweetness of the squash.   I didn't add chili powder to all of the pieces so that we could enjoy the squash au naturel as well.  If you have never eaten Long Island cheese squash, it reminds me of a milder tasting pumpkin.  Stunning colors, beautiful taste, hello autumn!!
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  1. I've never heard of that variety...I love the color.

  2. Chili powder! Simple and simply brilliant!

  3. I've never had cheese squash, but I love squash. Chili powder, I'll have to try that.

  4. We can't wait to plant the L.I. cheese squash seeds we got from you. It looks delicious! We recently saw some at the Farmer's Market and were glad we took the chance in getting seeds that we didn't really know what they were :) (but it sounded good).

  5. Cheese squash? I've never heard of such a thing! I've not yet successfully grown any winter squash (except pumpkin) but I may have to look a few up for next year - thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I can't wait to try my LI cheese, I have read they are one of the best tasting squash, and is often what is used for 'canned pumpkin' at the store.

  7. What a beautiful selection to welcome fall. I believe it's my favorite season.


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