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6 Squash Recipes

We always have pumpkin and sweet potatoes on the Thanksgiving table and at this time of year, but we never make squash. We may have to start, especially with these delicious looking recipes.

Maple butternut squash donuts from The Sweet Chick

photo used with permission of The Sweet Chick

photo used with permission of The Sweet Chick

Butternut squash pie from Reformation Acres

photo used with permission of Reformation Acres

photo used with permission of Reformation Acres

Roasted acorn squash protein pancakes from Sensual Appeal

photo used with permission of Sensual Appeal

photo used with permission of Sensual Appeal

Roasted butternut squash sweet potato noodles with bacon, crushed pecans and spinach from Inspiralized

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photo used with permission of Inspiralized

Winter squash gratin from Kitchen Riffs

photo used with permission of Kitchen Riffs

Used by permission, © Kitchen Riffs/John Griffin

Cinnamon and Palm Sugar Roasted Delicata Squash from Everyday Maven

photo used with permission of Everyday Maven

photo used with permission of Everyday Maven

Blue Hill Yogurt

Blue Hill recently started selling vegetable yogurts in four flavors:  carrot, tomato, beet and butternut squash.

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They are available at various locations in the city.  I got mine at Whole Foods in the Time Warner Center.  They had only carrot, tomato and beet.

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The carrot and tomato are subtle;

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the beet reminds me of cold borscht.

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I love them.  My favorite is the tomato, followed by carrot, but they are all good.  I want to try the butternut squash too.

Under your lid, you can see the name of the happy cow whose milk made your yogurt!  Luna’s milk made my carrot yogurt.  And all the milk in my yogurts came from different cows.

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For those of you who don’t know Blue Hill, it began as a restaurant in the Village that served food grown/farmed at Blue Hill Farm in Massachusetts and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture up the Hudson.  I have never been, but I want to go.

Tune in tomorrow for the winners of the Muller yogurt coupon giveaway!

Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe is an unpretentious gem with wonderful food.  We came here on a Saturday night without a reservation and were seated without hesitation.  We even got a celebrity sighting, as Alicia Silverstone was seated at a table nearby. 

I was able to try bottarga, an Italian delicacy, dried caviar made from tuna or gray mullet.  Here, it was served as a snack on toast with chili.  The bottarga taste was light, cut by the chili. 

bottarga

For dinner, we split three pastas: 

a favorite of mine, the ricotta gnocchi;

ricotta gnocchi

the butternut squash tortelli with cranberries, balsamic and sage brown butter;

butternut squash pasta

and a calamari pasta (for Christmas Eve).

calamari pasta

Did you notice the size of the butternut squash photo?  Yes, it’s larger for a reason–to showcase its deliciousness.  It was a surprise dish.  I was suspect at first, cranberries and pasta?  But this works so well together and is the pasta dish of the season!

For dessert, we got the USC banana tart with macadamia brittle, honey-vanilla ice cream

banana tart

and spiced ginger cake with roasted pears and cardamom ice cream. 

pear ginger

Both were yummy endings to a satisfying meal.