Butternut beef stew

One of my absolute favorite recipes of all time. I first discovered this in Georgeanne Brennan’s 1998 cookbook Holiday Pumpkins. Her books are a great resource for home gardeners and anyone with an interest in herbs or French food. This recipe caught my eye because it’s such an unusual combination of squash, poblano and pomegranate….

Pumpkin seeds

I’m a big fan of salty crunchy things so I never miss a chance to make this more healthy option. Very crunchy, but with good fiber and micronutrients. These are from my Halloween pumpkin, but this method is great for the seeds from any winter squash – butternut, acorn, spaghetti, delicata all have edible seeds….