If you've ever arrived early to the market, it's likely you'll hear the vendors trading recipes of all of the great things they made with their ingredients from the market. And this time of year, we're all a buzz with squash recipes. Autumn's chill has got us going soup crazy.
We love winter squashes: acorn, buttercup, butternut, delicata, hubbard, kabocha, lakota, turban, red kuri, spaghetti, pumpkin and so many more. And, what's not to love about them! Nutritionally they are amazing; an excellent source of Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene, high in fiber, low in calories and packed with a wide variety of nutrients. They're good for you, and they taste great too!
Lleyna from Winsome Tea Co. is a great cook! She was ooooo'ing and ahhhh'ing about a fantastic Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup recipe she had made, chock full of squash, apples and carrots from the foodie blog Gimme' Some Oven. Look at this yummy soup she made, and so easy, in a slow cooker! Perfect for weeknights! Your family will love it.
I had also just made a delicious squash soup recipe with some smoked kielbasa I had bought from Canter Hill Farm, Smoked Sausage, Butternut and Wild Rice Soup, an Emeril Lagasse recipe. This recipe also had 2 cups of sweet corn, and luckily I had some from Old Homestead Farm frozen. It is a perfect main course soup. To accompany this soup, yummy grilled cheese sandwiches: pumpernickel bread and cheese from Stoudt's Wonderful Good Bakery, and smear of Sour Cherry Chipotle Bourbon preserves from Small Batch Kitchen - - - OMG - - - heaven!
Remember, if you're cooking up something special with your market ingredients, please share the recipe with us. We'll post it on our blog, The Market Beet!