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Stuffed Butternut Squash

So called ‘winter squash’ is one of my favourite fall and winter foods. (It is actually harvested in autumn.) The main characteristic that distinguishes it from ‘summer squash’ is the density of the flesh. Summer squashes are light and watery, storing briefly

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Lamb and Butternut Squash Casserole

Here’s another recipe for leftover lamb. This one is good if you’ve got about an hour before dinner, but don’t want to spend the whole time cooking. It’s also good if dinner might be delayed, because it will happily keep

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Planned Leftovers with Lamb

There is a strange phenomenon here in Wales: sheep appear to be everywhere in the countryside, and lamb meat is readily available in the shops, but it’s mostly imported New Zealand lamb. I’m not entirely sure where most of the Welsh

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Patty pan egg stack

By the end of summer, I feel like I’ve prepared every single possible combination of vegetables, but they aren’t all used up yet. So when inspiration strikes at this point, I feel positively jubilant.  Patty-pan squash is a ball-shaped summer squash

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Zingy Spring Vegetable Soup

Soup. It’s one of my favourite foods, at any time of year. With endless possible combinations, it provides variety within a seasonal diet, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Many soups are happy to simmer away while

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Stuffed squash

Squashes were the first veggies I ever prepared stuffed. The first ones I made (in 1985) were acorn squash stuffed with cranberry sauce, following a recipe for my then-brand-new first microwave. They were a big hit, and I made them

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Squash Soup

A lush, thick, satisfying meal any time of the year. Last week, I noticed that the very last three of my small winter squashes were languishing in the bottom of the pantry, so I baked them all up to go with

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