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Squash Pie

I roasted half squash a couple of days ago, having used the other half in a stew and, as these were so good, decided to attempt another, similar recipe from the same book, Potluck Cookery by Beverley Pepper (Faber and Faber, 1955).


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Beans with Corn and Pumpkin (Porotos Granados)

I bent the rules slightly here by using up some butternut squash in place of pumpkin and as various substitutions for those who cannot lay their hands on cranberry or navy beans are suggested, I feel I’m doing justice to the spirit of the dish.

We are informed that this dish is originally from Chile (Porotos is the Chilean word for beans) although it has ‘decided Indian overtones’ in terms of its ingredients and that the corn/pumpkin combination is also popular in the Basque country and Aquitaine.

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Squash Pancakes

A friend wondered to me last October, whilst offering me some fresh, hot butternut squash and feta bread, “Do you remember when no one had even heard of butternut squash and then suddenly they were everywhere?’

They will never (could NEVER) replace potatoes in my life but they’re chock full of carb-y, vitamin-y goodness as well as being so pretty. Here are some being stored in the chilly confines of the parental loft at Christmas:moomin farm

Undeterred by yesterday’s efforts, I’ve chosen part of my lunch from the vegetable chapter of Beverly Pepper’s Potluck Cookery (Faber and Faber, 1955).

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