{foto friday – seven different kinds of squash}

12 Oct

it’s that time of year.

my goodness do i love autumn!  the leaves, the brisk air, the campfire nights, the comfort foods… i mean, i guess most people don’t consider squash a “comfort food” – but isn’t it, though?!  i mean… in my opinion, if you put something in the oven, it’s comfort food.  haha!  mostly i just mean i think of the aroma that roasting squash in the oven creates in your home… it just screams AUTUMN and COMFORT!

anyway, squash was on sale and i bought all kinds of it.  i wanted to try some varieties i had never tried before.  a few of my favs were in the mix, but i also came out with some i never tasted and i am excited to!

seven different kinds of squash…

this is a sweet dumpling squash… the name obviously drew me in… i love the symmetry of this particular variety…

this is a delicata squash… isn’t it interesting how some of them are shaped long like this… WHY?!

super yummy kabocha squash – which i’ve had before and LOVE!  it’s so sweet and different and delicious…

this is called a turban squash…  look at that colour!!

and can we pause to  look at him from a different angle — looks like something out of mario bros. or something…

now you have the theme music in your head, don’t you?!…

d-do d-do d-dooo..

familiar and versatile acorn squash… another cool symmetrical one…

meet the carnival squash… i think i’d call this one a “she” and not a “he” … wouldn’t you?!

good ol’ butternut squash… also versatile and wonderful in so many ways…

oh… and these two random friends.  the oddest-shaped squash i’ve ever seen… that small one is like a swan, no?!

i had to have it… i just have them sitting on my kitchen table as seasonal ornaments.

seven kinds of squash

nutritional facts about squash :

loaded with potassium, magnesium, as well as vitamins A and C.  it is also a low glycemic food and a healthy complex carbohydrate – so it’s good for both athletes and diabetics.  it could almost be a super food…

hooray for autumn and hooray for squash!

i can’t wait to try them all!!!

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6 Responses to “{foto friday – seven different kinds of squash}”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife October 12, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    YUM!!!!!

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  2. anthony0358 October 15, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I never knew there were so many different kinds of Squash

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    • cooking with audrey October 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      there are lots more too, anthony! 🙂

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  3. sh0werstorm October 29, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    I want to do something lovely with little, pretty squashes, I’m not sure what yet and i’m not sure Mr 5 kinds will be able to eat it, maybe I’ll just buy some and then look at them..lol

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    • cooking with audrey October 29, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      haha, mr 5 kinds?! … i always thought little stuffed baby squashes would be fun… i think you can even eat the skin on some of them… you almost have to, there isn’t a lot of flesh inside… thanks for the comment and for reading! 🙂

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      • sh0werstorm October 29, 2012 at 10:53 am #

        lol. sadly my husband suffers from crohns disease so I have to be careful he doesn’t eat too much fibrous, high residue food, perhaps he could have toast instead..lol

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