Winter Squash

variety:

Butterscotch - Butternut
Honeynut - Butternut
Carnival - Acorn
Red Kuri - Red Kabocha
Sunshine - Red Kabocha
Sweet Mama - Green Kabocha
Black Forest - Green Kabocha
Zeppelin - Delicata
Baby Pam - Pie Pumpkin

storage:

Ideal temp: 50-55℉

Store on the kitchen counter out of direct sunlight, or in a cool, dry, well-ventilated basement or root cellar. Winter squash will deteriorate quickly if stored at temperatures below 50°F. Rinse just before use, or wipe with a damp cloth. Avoid storing near apples, pears, or other ripening fruit. Ripening fruit releases ethylene gas, which causes yellowing of the squash and shortens storage life.

uses:

Each variety has its own unique qualities that are suited to certain dishes. Kabocha flesh is dense, dry, and sweet like a chestnut. Butternut have more liquid and are sweet and soft, Delicata is creamy and very sweet. I encourage searching variety-specific recipes, because each squash can have very different, delicious results.

Pasta dishes (roasted or pureed)
Braised in stock
Roasted or broiled
Pureed, sweet or savory
Pizza, tarts
Gratins or casseroles
Risotto or rice dishes
Soups & stews (pureed or hearty)
Pies, muffins, cakes, breads
Stuffed
 

PAIRS WELL WITH:

Soft & hard cheeses, cream, butter, roast pork, cured pork and sausage, chicken, beef, turkey, tempeh, pasta dishes, root veggies, apples, lemon, orange, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, toasted seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), vinegar (red wine, balsamic, sherry), chicken/beef stock, mustard, olive oil, coconut oil, bacon fat, polenta/grits, barley, rice (risotto), quinoa, lentils, cannelini/white beans, garbanzo beans, red pepper flakes, breadcrumbs, crusty bread or crostini, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, basil.