The 17th century Japanese poet Mizuta Masahide wrote a haiku that’s often translated as, “Barn's burnt down / Now I can see the moon.” It’s a phrase that speaks to the idea of looking at the bright side of life when things go wrong.
New Hampshire farmers Sarah Heffron and Craig Thompson found themselves quite literally in this kind of situation when their multi-use barn burned down in 2017. Their version of seeing the moon? “When we rebuilt, we switched from pigs to parties,” Heffron explains.
When you go to the farmers market in the fall, you are likely to find a variety of colorful winter squashes. Some varieties you might spot are: butternut, acorn, delicata, blue hubbard, buttercup, sweet dumpling, turban, red kuri, kabocha, and spaghetti squash.
Winter squash can be used in many different recipes. It can be roasted, made into soup, added to casseroles, baked, boiled, mashed, stuffed and even stir-fried.
Extending the bounty