Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato
And, of course, we had a crop failure for these in 2014. It just proves that when enough things go wrong, a strong variety can still fail. Nonetheless, our faith in Thelma Sanders remains strong! 2015 is the year for it to set records!
Cooking SquashThe following works for any winter squash - from acorn squash to pumpkins. Acorn squash, being smaller, will take far less time to cook. Excess squash reheats readily and can easily be placed in a freezer bag and frozen.
- Carefully cut squash into halves or quarters
- Empty seed cavity of all seed and 'stringy' goo
- Place face down in cake pan
- Put 1/4 inch of water in bottom of pan
- Bake at 350 degrees F until a fork easily goes through entire squash (30 to 60 minutes depending on squash)
Many squash have extraordinarily hard skin. Use a large, sharp knife and use common sense when cutting open a squash. If you are unable to cut a squash in half, you may soften it by puncturing holes in the squash and using the microwave.
As easy as (pumpkin) pie!
Most winter squashes can be made into a pie. However, we can safely eliminate acorn and spaghetti squash from possible candidates. Varieties that are particularly good at being adapted to pies are Long Island Cheese, Amish Pie, Musquee de Provence, Australian Butter and Kikuza.
If you find a recipe calling for a can of pumpking just remember this:
1 can = 2 cups cooked pumpkin / winter squash.