Thursday, September 07, 2017

butternut squash

There is a little fruit/vegetable stand in our neighborhood called Maeshika.

They bring in vegetables and fruits from all over Japan, and their prices are somewhat reasonable.

This week, since I was getting back into the groove of things (I think I've finally gotten over jet lag, but am still working through a cold), I went to see what sorts of fruits & veggies they had.

I was excited to see that they had butternut squash. (apparently grown in Okinawa)

It is something I've seen around the blogosphere but never in our markets.

So I purchased one yesterday...345 yen (tax included).

Of course, never having cooked with one, I looked online for info on how to peel/clean them. (love the internet!)

I had stashed some chicken stock, onions and bacon in the freezer before going to Hawaii, so I took them out.

With the rainy weather, I am planning to use half of the squash for soup tonight and planning to freeze the other half for soup in colder weather.

I hope to try other veggies/fruits from this shop in the future.

The weather here is definitely cooler in the early mornings and evenings, but we've been having rain and some humidity due to a typhoon near Taiwan.

I know the US and surrounding areas have been having krazy weather too....please take care and stay safe everyone.

1-6-20 Iguchido
Ikeda, Osaka
Phone: 072.761.8437
Hours: 9:30-19:00
Closed Sundays and 3rd Mondays


jalna said...

Squash soup sounds wonderful. Sorry to hear about your cold. Hope you get better fast.

Rowena said...

oooh, how nice that you have a little stand in your 'hood! love butternut squash, and just bake them (halved) then drizzle with a tiny bit of sage butter and a light sprinkle of brown sugar. jet lag...ugh!

Jo said...

Do you put ginger and garlic in your squash soup Kat ?
Hope your cold is gone soon !

KirkK said...

Very nice Kat! Hope you recover from your cold soon.

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna!

ooh will have to try that way, Rowena!

no I didn't Jo, just a little curry powder :)

Thanks Kirk!

Take care everyone.