A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

The wonders of squash

Weird, I know. But it’s true – squash is wonderful!

I come to this knowledge very late in life. The only squash I ate growing up was when I had pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving time!

But the last few years, we have been expanding our “squash repertoire”. We started growing pumpkins. Then added acorn squash (my mother’s favourite). Then gradually we expanded our range until we now grow:

potimarron, delicata, acorn, butternut, pumpkin, crookneck, zucchini

That’s a whole lotta squash for 2 people!

We calculate that we need to eat 1-2 squash every week in order to eat them all up before they go bad – but hey, it’s not hard to do that! It’s even easier since I found out that some people particularly admire the potimarron variety for its anti-aging properties!

Here’s one of my favourite ways of fixing almost any type of squash.

Sauteed Delicata (or other) squash

1 Delicata squash, peeled, de-seeded and cut into fingers
1 T olive oil
1 T butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped

Saute the above in a small pan until the squash is tender and slightly brown. You’ll swoon!


Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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