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Friday, 28 October 2016


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"Wasting the flesh of this squash is a sin"

Cook it and freeze it and eat it all year.

"only available for a few weeks every year"

Here on the West Coast, the season is much longer. I would guess that's true in the South as well.


As long as we are "long" on food rumors, there has been a persistent one that squash seeds are good at warding off seasonal affective disorder (SAD). No idea whether it is true or not, but it makes me smile when I eat pumpkin seeds or any of the others from edible fall squash. We roast 'em salted. Yum. Happy Fall.

I've never had delicata squash, but now I want to try to find some. Thanks for the tip. Maybe you can make extra soup to use up the waste from the seeding operation. I've had success freezing butternut squash soup.

I try to eat healthy. Lots of chicken and fish, edamame, berries, brown rice instead of potatos, etc, etc.

I also drink green tea, which brings me to a pet peeve—why do the supers only sell decafe green tea?? Decafe coffee and tea makes about as much sense as non-alcohol vodka.

Just a small point and really it's probably only a "thing" for me but I prefer to refer to past girlfriends or wives as "former girlfriend" or "former wife". Seems more civilized and less hostile to me at least.

Even if it is a fad, at least it's a tasty fad. I'll take that kind any day! (Though maybe not *every* day...)

Actually for some applications garlic seems to be even more effective than the latest antibiotics. But that's fresh, raw, crushed (or chewed) garlic. And raw onion may have it beat as far as spectrum. But since they work in different ways, combining the two may be best.

A very nice post :) I'll become a berry-eater soon, then.

I'd recommend eating lots of berries just for the reason that they're delicious. Seems to me that eating a good variety of natural foods simply because they taste good is a good way to stay healthy.

I expect the flesh would freeze well. No need to throw it out.

Delicata sliced and roasted skin-on is glorious. I've been looking forward to it all year! A very photogenic squash as well.

Freezing does rupture a lot of cell walls in the squash, like most other vegetables. So does cooking, of course. Roasted and then freezing it works best, though it will probably only be suitable for soup at that point. Of course, you can also make a few gallons of soup and freeze that--and it's lovely to have a quart of dinner handy in the dark of January.

Can I also recommend spaghetti squash? Cut it lengthwise, scoop out the seeds (may be roastable, I dunno) wrap in plastic wrap, cook in the nuker. Scoop out then add your favourite sauce, olive oil & garlic, whatever ... Guido's your uncle, you've got a delicious alternative to pasta.

I'm also a cook for one or two. I recommend putting soup and sauces in sandwich sized freezer bags. When I make a large batch of soup or stock, I'll portion them out into the bags, remove the air, and stack them flat in the freezer. Once frozen, they can be stacked on their sides like files or books on a shelf.

Sure case of the placebo effect. I quote: "In one study involving asthma, people using a placebo inhaler did no better on breathing tests than sitting and doing nothing. But when researchers asked for people's perception of how they felt, the placebo inhaler was reported as being as effective as medicine in providing relief."
I doubt we will ever see a single solution for a problem as complicated as Dementia. But all those juices do contain a lot of sugar...

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