Squash So Many Ways

It is no secret that we love squash! We think of it as a wonder food here at Rasberrys. You may notice we like to use it in many fall recipes! While you may not dry the “string” then grind it to a powder and make pumpkin spice mix for future use (like we do), there are so many other things to do with the pulp and meat. These ideas can work for squash, pumpkin or sweet potatoes.

  1. Pumpkin Cookies

  2. Pumpkin Soup or Bisque

  3. Pumpkin Hummus

  4. Pumpkin Linguine

  5. Squash Lasagne

  6. Delicata Squash

  7. Squash Salad Dresssing

  8. Pumpkin Cheesecake

  9. Pumpkin Thumbprints

  10. Pumpkin Smoothie

Hummus - 20 different ways

So it's officially mid-summer...when vegetables are fresh and fabulous.  It's hot, so you don't want to cook, but need a little change on what you are dipping your veggie sticks into, taking to parties and slathering on your pita wedges.  This summer, we are really loving carrot hummus and so are our clients.  One big retailer down the highway is selling beet hummus that apparently make the kids go crazy!  Whatever taste you are aiming for, here are some new ways to spice up a summer party classic.  Thanks OneGreenPlanet.org

1. Sweet Pea Hummus

2. Roasted Kumquat with White Bean Hummus

3. Parsley Hummus

4. Roasted Balsamic Carrot Hummus

5. Maple-Glazed Roasted Parsnip Hummus

6. Lentil Hummus

7. Black Bean Jalapeno Hummus

8. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

9. Spinach & Garlic Hummus

10. Sweet Potato Hummus

11. Edamame Pistachio Hummus

12.  Avocado Hummus

13. Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

14.  Black Hummus

15. Homemade Hummus with Red Pepper

16.  Babagahummus

17.  Sweet Pea Hummus

18.  Oil-Free Kale Edamame Hummus

19.  Smoky White Bean and Roasted Yellow Pepper Hummus

20.  Low-Fat Sweet Potato Hummus

How to buy Olive Oil

There are a lot of fakers out there. Here's how to find the best olive oil for your buck.  

  • Shop where you know there's inventory turnover
  • Buy for use within two months
  • Opt for oil in dark glass bottles or in tins
  • Choose "extra virgin olive oil", it's the purest, least processed and most flavorful type
  • Be wary of bargain-bin oils (less than $10 a liter)

More resources include the North American Olive Oil Association and TruthinOliveOil.com run by journalist Tom Mueller, author of the book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.