So, apparently Kabocha squash is trendy.
I mean, I guess.
It seems odd to say that a squash is trendy (and I’m not on the front line of “trendsetters”- I just got on the leggings/boots bandwagon and now I find out that I’m supposed to get special socks that go over the leggings but under the boots and they’re supposed to show, but just a little bit? Bri! Help me!) but everywhere you turn, bloggers are waxing eloquent about the esteemed Kabocha.
3. Kabocha squash helped me win the lottery!
(Okay, that’s not real, but I’ll bet someone somewhere attributes their good luck to Kabocha.)
I got a Kabocha in my CSA box. It’s been sitting on my counter
cluttering things up taunting me.
I didn’t really know what to do with it. Do I roast it, steam it, purée it? Do I wear it over leggings and under boots? I’m clueless!
Roasting is my “go-to” cooking method, so I decided to mix it up. I actually cubed the Kabocha and boiled it in apple juice. Yeah. Is that weird?
I used about 1/2 of the squash, cubed in 1 in. (or so) pieces and about a cup of apple juice, more or less. Then I simmered it for about 20 minutes.
It tasted good- kind of tart. But I was looking for a little more sweetness.
So I drizzled the Kabocha with (approximately) a teaspoon of pure maple syrup. That was the ticket! It was so good!
A little maple syrup oozed onto my cauliflower. That was pretty good too. Maybe I’ll start a maple syrup/cauliflower trend.
Or maybe I’ll just leave the trends to the trendsetters.
Now back to the boots, socks, and leggings. Are there any other rules that I need to know about?