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Tribeca CSA Newsletter — Week 14

In Recipes, Weekly Newsletter on September 17, 2009 at 8:12 PM

News

All CSA enthusiasts are invited to an open core group meeting, this Monday, Sept 21st, 8pm. Location TBD. Please RSVP to tribecacsa@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect.

Next Week’s Work Shift:

The people doing workshifts on September 15th are:

2 – 4:30pm: Anne R. & Gina M.
4 – 6:30pm: Barbara S. & Onni J.

Remember, you can check the work shift schedule anytime by looking at the Work Shift Calendar!

Vegetable Highlight: Winter Squash

This week’s share brought us a green squash which Pedro calls a “Puerto Rican Pumpkin” but which also goes by the name of Kabocha Squash. Winter squashes and pumpkins are often interchangeable in recipes so it’s doesn’t always matter which kind you’re working with! If it’s got a thick rind and a clump of seeds inside, you can probably follow your favorite butternut or acorn squash recipe. If you do want to identify which squash you have, a great website to check out is this squash reference from The Nibble. They have an A-Z list of squashes with photos of each one!

Recipe: Roasted Caramelized Squash
This recipe is perfect for this week’s squash and also wonderful with butternut squash

  • 4-5 pounds squash, peeled and cut into 1.5″ cubes
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (if using regular table salt, use only 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Spread in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize. While roasting, turn the squash a few times with a spatula, to be sure it browns evenly. Taste for seasonings and serve hot.

Modification: After roasting, you can mash up the squash to make a squash puree and add a little cream if you like.

What’s your favorite way to eat winter squash? Send your recipes to the Google Group!

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