(2017) Pickled Fried Butternut Squash

I know – two crazy recipes for butternut squash. Well, why not?

This one came from Sunset magazine, the Western equivalent of Southern Living. It’s based on a northern Italian pickling technique called carpione that’s traditionally used to preserve fish but works with any firm-fleshed seasonal vegetable.

(2017) Butternut Squash Jerky

I saw this recipe for pumpkin jerky in “Scraps, Wilt + Weeds” by Mads Refslud & Tama Matsuoka Wong
and thought what a great idea for butternut! The recipe calls for you to dehydrate a half pumpkin and spend 5 to 7 days doing it. I’m going to try it with butternut halves and expect it won’t take nearly that long.

(2017) Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

Normally, I’m not a fan of purchased pie crust, and you certainly can make your own. As a matter of fact, this would be a good place for a gluten-free press-in-place crust. (I find gluten-free crusts just don’t roll out well for me.) And if you want the cookie to be gluten-free, of course substitute a gluten-free flour in the streusel.

These make the most adorable little individual apple pies – the recipe’s from lovelylittlekitchen.com.

(2017) Fried Rice with Collards

I can’t be the only one glad to see collards arriving in our boxes. They have truly become a favorite green in my house. No idea where this recipe came from originally. Stem, chop and wash those collards, then steam them in a saucepan, in your microwave or with my new favorite appliance, an electric pressure cooker. Then you’re all set for the rest of this dish. (did I mention that these new electric pressure cookers double as rice cookers as well? love, love, love)