Two Ways to Roast Butternut Squash

Cubes of butternut squash on a silver backing sheet

There are two common ways to roast butternut squash—peeled and cut in cubes or wedges or simply halved and roasted with the skins on. Peeling squash takes a bit more work, but the roasting time is shorter (20-25 minutes) and you have a lot of serving options. Try peeled and roasted butternut squash as a […]

Roasted Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash is so sweet and delicious; you don’t need to do much to enjoy it. Just toss it in olive oil, roast it, and finish with a bit of flaky salt. These cheerful little half-moons can be eaten like french fries or added to pasta dishes or salads. Is the delicata squash skin edible? […]

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos and fixings

I have to confess, when I was assembling this meal, I was tempted to run out and buy a lime and possibly some salsa and sour cream. Then I reminded myself that running out to the store to create an instagram-worthy meal is the opposite of what Vinegar Home is all about. Instead, it’s about […]

Delicata Squash

One yellow squash with dark green indented stripes on a wood background

Delicata Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Winter Peak months: August – February Uses: Delicata squash is best in the late summer to early fall. Also called peanut or bohemian squash, delicata is sweet and creamy, similar to sweet potatoes and butternut squash.  Can you eat delicata squash skin? Yes, absolutely! To prepare delicata: wash it, […]

Spaghetti Squash

Yellow spaghetti squash on a wood background

Spaghetti Squash Veggie Type: Gourd, winter squash Season: Harvested late summer-fall and stored through the winter  Peak months: August-October Uses: Much like acorn or butternut squash, the skin of spaghetti squash is very thick and difficult to cut. Most of the time, your best option will be to halve the squash and cook it before […]

Acorn Squash

acorn squash

Acorn Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Late summer to fall, but they store well through the winter Peak months: August-October Uses: Acorn squash is notoriously difficult to cut open, but what’s inside makes it all worth it. To avoid a lot of cutting, try cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds, adding a filling […]

Butternut Squash

butternut squash

Butternut Squash Veggie Type:  Gourd Season: Winter  Peak months: Harvested August-October Uses: Winter squashes can be difficult to cut. Make sure your squash is stabilized while you’re cutting it in half lengthwise and then scoop out the seeds. Like acorn squash, butternut squash can be roasted halved, with the skins on, and the middle makes […]

Honeynut Squash

honeynut squash

Honeynut Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Harvested in the fall, lasts well through the winter Peak months: August-November Uses: Honeynut squash is very much like butternut squash but is smaller and slightly sweeter and carmelizes really nicely when roasted. There’s no need to peel it. Halve the squash, scoop out the seeds, coat with oil […]