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  1. Found yur site from Whole Foods Wednesday. I received 6 butternut squash from our CSA last week. I will be making soup today, but was not sure what to to with the others. Thanks for the ideas.

    Would love it if you would share your recipes with me at my blog
    We have a wonderful party on Fridays!

  2. Most squash, including butternut varieties, are coated with wax to prevent them from rotting too quickly. Others suggest the wax is a natural part of the plant. I would suggest peeling the squash before putting it in the crock pot.


  3. I love how you say you use it in lieu of pumpkin…

    *giggles* the butternut (squash) *is* a pumpkin.

    The term North Americans use when they say ‘winter squash’ is – in every other English speaking country – understood by the generic term ‘pumpkin’.

    I agree, though, that this particular variety is highly versatile and can carry both sweet and savory flavones well! Roasted, cooled, and drizzled with the tiniest amount of balsamic vinegar is (as The BFG would say) delightsome!

  4. I get severe bloating, gas, and diarrhea from butternut squash. Why is that? I don’t have trouble digesting sweet potatoes or any other starchy vegetable. I cooked my butternut squash in ghee and had it with two eggs and sautéed mustard greens, both of which I have no problem digesting. Any thoughts?

  5. Too embarrassed to tell you my age, as not a cook at all!!! However, I would love to come back from one of my hikes to a hearty meal. Is it worthwhile my buying a slow cooker as I usually use frozen veg? At seven and a half stone, I find even slicing a buttersquash in half near impossible.

    I did manage, with the add of my microwave, to do stuffed peppers recently. How impressive is that?!

    Laraine Parker.

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