In This Week’s Box: Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Onion, Garlic, Lettuce, Rainbow Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro and Delicata Squash
With the abrupt change in the weather comes the first winter squash, a perfect addition to dinner on a chilly evening. When the first cold days set in, I love an excuse to make at least part of dinner in the oven. Delicata squash are delicious simply halved lengthwise with the seeds scooped out, and baked face down on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees, until they are completely soft. You can choose to add butter or salt, but they are so sweet and creamy that it is hardly necessary. The skin of delicata is edible, and in our house we are split down the middle, two of us eat it skin and all, and two of us scoop the flesh out of the skin. Of course there are many other tasty ways to eat delicata, this is perhaps the simplest, but I’m sure many of you have favorites. If you have the patience for it, I highly recommend toasting the seeds!
Along with the cozy autumn foods, are all the ingredients you may need to make one last batch of fresh salsa. It isn’t autumn quite yet.
The Calliope Crew