Sunday, November 03, 2013
I have been seeing the pumpkin smoothies, etc. so this week I bought a fresh pumpkin and a butternut squash. Wow what a lot of work cleaning them up!
I have never had butternut squash before. I really liked the flavor and color. I had a few pieces raw.
The pumpkin was another story. When I cut it open the only orange in there was the strings around the seeds. The rest was a cream color and parts of it reminded me of potato strings. It has very little flavor, and seemed dried out. I put some of the strings in water and simmered with cinnamon. The only flavor is the cinnamon. I read where I can freeze it raw, so that is the next step.
I read to put the pumpkin seeds in salt water and soak for 24-48 hours. They are now soaking. I will bake them tomorrow.