IT’S NEARLY PUMPKINS & BUTTERNUT SQUASH TIME AT #THEVILLAGEKITCHEN…

Schools are back which means it’s approaching #pumpkins and #butternut squash time in the form of bright orange to mellow green.

Try some different recipes with these two great autumnal foods. Keep your eye on our specials of the week as we introduce these two great vegetables.

A #pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. It’s only 26 calories for 100 grams so a great food to fill up on.

Some great #pumpkin recipes from The Guardian include Pumpkin and Almond Waffles, Creamy Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon & Leeks,  and Pumpkin and Parmesan Crumble, or Jamie Olver’s Glorious Roasted Pumpkin Soup.

#Butternut squash, sometimes known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma, is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom. It’s slightly more in calories than the pumpkin at 45 calories for 100 grams.

Butternut Squash Soup with Chillie and Creme Fraiche is a popular recipe on the BBC Good Food Website, Other popular recipes include Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto and Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin. 

 

 

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