When you have been eating primarily local foods for awhile, your meals start to look very seasonal. Right now I am eating a lot of greens. Salads any chance I get. I crave them at this time of year.
There is some amount of storage with local eating. Especially with the winter months. Squash is a crop that stores well in a closet or on top of your fridge for a long time. Thankfully, for those of us craving a fresh vegetable in January.
So now I find myself here in late April...the definition of springtime with flowers blooming everywhere and warm weather being fickle...with one lonely acorn squash on the top of my fridge. I don't crave it, I don't want to waste it. A nice, organic, perfectly good, squash.
I will eat it today I tell myself, because today is rainy and I want something warm and hearty. But I've said that many times this past month and a half.
Do you have any leftover winter crops hanging around your house? Do you have any spring recipes for acorn squash?