Monthly Archives: November 2008

Habenero Pepper

habenero-pepper

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Butternut Squash

Date: 11/2
Common Name: Butternut squash
Location Grown: Illinois Farm
Obtained From: Fresh Picks delivery
Use: Baked to have ready for sandwich spread, soup stock, salad addition….

Butternut is one of my favorite squash. It is not pithy.  These three beauties have been in my kitchen for some time and I decided to bake them for easy use. Now I can scoop out the creamy orange flesh and add it to whatever I am cooking.

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organizing your seeds

I just received an inspiring picture from Solange, showing how the Rousset family in CA is keeping track of their seeds. Way to go! I never would have thought of grease pencils!

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dates

Date: 10/16
Common Name: Date
Location Grown: Unknown
Obtained From: these dates were sent to me by my mom in CA
Use: dry and eat

These dates were still on their branch when they arrived at my door. Quite different than the version of date you get in plastic containers. At first I was confused and thought that they were yellow dates. Then I realized that they were just young. So, I set them out to dry.  In the picture you can see the many stages the date goes through before it gets to be eaten (as we normally enjoy them).

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