Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pancake

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pancake

Sunday morning breakfast is one of my favourite things. Saturday is usually either a breakfast in town in between running errands, but Sunday things take a more decadent and leisurely turn. Pancakes are always a favourite, as are cinnamon rolls, but as this is #SquashAppreciationMonth I got the opportunity to combine the two and add…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I can’t describe how pleased I was when my local Tescos started stocking cans of pumpkin puree. Previously, I had had to rely on expensive import sites or Amazon. You can, of course, make your own pumpkin puree if you can’t get the canned stuff. Any squash, even Butternut, could be used for this recipe….

Pork and Squash Stew

Pork and Squash Stew

As part of Squash Appreciation Week, I had to include at least one stew. Squash and sage are beautiful together, and pork and apple are made for each other. Put all four in one dish and you have something mind blowingly delicious. This stew is rich and savoury from the stock and the pork, yet…

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

This an extremely easy recipe, and is also a great introduction to cooking with squash for those that have not cooked with it before. Squash, when raw, is incredibly hard so you need to make sure your knife is sharp (but watch those fingers, m’kay?). However, when you cook it, it becomes soft and sweet. It’s natural…

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All About Squash

History What are Squash? Common Varieties How to peel a squash How to clean squash seeds Recipes History Pumpkins and squash are believed to have originated in the ancient Americas. Archeologists have determined that variations of squash and pumpkins were cultivated along river and creek banks along with sunflowers and beans. This took place long before…

October is Squash Appreciation Month

Other than the ubiquitous Butternut Squash, and the odd culinary pumpkin around Halloween, squash is notoriously hard to find in great variety in British supermarkets. I am not entirely sure why they are not stocked more widely, but one of the main reasons is that I think most people don’t realise how versatile they are. In an…