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Butternut Squash Soup by Coralie N'Djore

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For the past few weeks, the weather in Wolfville has been quite cold. We have had days where we were snowed in, followed by freezing rain and snowstorms. So, on days where going outside doesn’t seem like the greatest of ideas, I enjoy cleaning around my apartment and cooking! During the winter, squash are my go-to vegetables as they are always available. I have come up with a butternut squash soup recipe that is sure to warm our cold souls! In addition to being delicious, this recipe is very simple and easy to execute.

Photo by Ruth Hartnup

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 small onions, minced
  • 3 cups peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash
  • 5 cups of chicken stock (can be replaced with vegetable stock)
  • 1½ cups of cubed potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives and whipping cream (optional)  for garnishing
  • Optional toppings: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pea shoots

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter or margarine. Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the squash, your choice of stock and the potatoes and bring the to a boil. Lower the heat, cover the pan and let simmer until all the vegetables are soft,about 35 minutes.
  3. Using a food processor or a blender, process the soup until it is smooth.

Transfer the soup back into the pan and season with salt and pepper.

Serve the soup warm with a small amount of cream and herbs as garnish. Enjoy!


Coralie N'Djore

Welcome Coralie!

 

Coralie N’Djoré is originally from Montréal and is a third year student studying Nutrition at Acadia. Her interest in nutrition and food as a whole has lead her to change her degree from Psychology to Nutrition in her first year of university. She enjoys trying new foods from various parts of the world and creating new recipes.

Look for more posts on meal planning and local food coming from Coralie soon!

 

 



8 Winter Recipes for Snowmagedon

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Last week, while snowed in, I made some delicious food with vegetables from Taproot Farms and Tebogt's Farm. Here are a few of the recipes I made:

Kohlrabi and Carrot Fritters

Kohlrabi and Carrot Fritters

The combination of cayenne, kohlrabi, and carrots is incredible. I had it without the avocado and yogurt and it was still delicious.  

Oven-Baked Rutabaga Fries with Honey-Mustard Sauce

This recipe is super easy and delicious. Roasted rutabaga is my one of my favourite winter foods. Last week I also made roasted rutabaga fries with dried thyme, salt and pepper, and a drizzle of honey. If you don't like the bitterness that rutabaga sometimes has, try drizzling it with honey. I am going to try thyme, tarragon, and smoked paprika rutabaga fries next.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with sage and walnuts

Spaghetti Squash, Brown Butter Sage and Walnuts

I love squash. I tend to roast it or make soup. If I roast it, I'll often put some mixture of herbes de provence (rosmary thyme, sage, marjoram etc.), apples, walnuts, butter, cheese (often soft goat cheese), cranberries, kale, wild rice, mushrooms, and lentils. If I make squash soup, I usually go for North African spices. Selah Koile's "How to Make Awesome Soup with Whatever you Have" has time and time again proved to be invaluable, and it was while I was snowed in.

Other Yummy Looking Winter Recipes for next Snow Day:

Irresistible Potato Red Cabbage Tikki Recipe

Butternut Squash Posole with Green Tomatoe Pico de Gallo (Tasted, but not made yet. It's delicious.)

Best Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Root Vegetables with Tomatoes and Kale

Parsnip Pancakes

Thank you to Denise at Taproot Farms for sharing so many of recipes. 


Interested in seasonal recipes? We invite you to join our HarvestHand community!


 



Nova Scotia Fall Seasonal Recipes

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Celeriac and Apple Slaw-inspired by Devour Food Film Festival by Aubergine Aube Giroux

Radish and Apple Salad Selah Koile

Seasonal Recipe Directory by Selah Koile. Selah spent 1 year creating recipes for Ted Hutten at Hutten Family Farm. She's also the Wolfville Good Food Hub Coordinator. Here's  a sample of a few of her recipes:

Baked Sweet Potato Stuffed with Fennel and Goat Cheese

Roasted Romanesco and Cress

Beet Salad with Orange and Star Anise Vinaigrette

Creamy Oat Groats with Autumn Apples

Turmeric Tahini Veggies (Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Yellow Beans) with Millet

Two Millet Recipes on One Page

Delicata Squash with Black Beans and Coconut Rice

85 ways to eat more fermented foods

85 Ways to Eat Fermented Foods from Savoury Lotus, shared by our friends at Broadfork Farm in River Herbert East, NS

Slow Roasted Pork Belly

Other Awesome Fall Recipes

Canned Spiced Plums

Pork Spring Rolls

One Pan Squash and Kale Dressing (Stuffing) shared by Abundant Acres

Cabbage Casserole Lasagna from Healthfully Delicious Blog-CSA Food Blog from a Taproot Farms CSA Member


Where do you find seasonal recipes? Interested in local farm recipes? We invite you to join our HarvestHand community!


 

 



Canadian Recipe Quest

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We’re on a quest to find recipes made with ingredients grown in Canada.

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) Farms using HarvestHand CSA Platform tell us that recipes are the most shared and visited content on their blogs, yet it is a constant struggle to find good quality recipes made with Canadian grown ingredients.

When we asked food leaders in Atlantic Canada where they find recipes made with ingredients grown in Atlantic Canada and here’s what they shared:

Where do you find recipes made with seasonal ingredients? Help us build the list: Canadian Recipe Quest

 

Big thanks to Award Winning Halifax Foodblogger Kathy Jollimore for this gorgeous Holiday Squash Casserole. We love Kathy's blog Eat Halifax!

 



Fall Local Recipes Nova Scotia

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Celeriac and Apple Slaw-inspired by Devour Food Film Festival by Aubergine Aube Giroux

Radish and Apple Salad Selah Koile

Seasonal Recipe Directory by Selah Koile. Selah spent 1 year creating recipes for Ted Hutten at Hutten Family Farm. She's also the Wolfville Good Food Hub Coordinator.

85 ways to eat more fermented foods

85 Ways to Eat Fermented Foods from Savoury Lotus, shared by our friends at Broadfork Farm in River Herbert East, NS

Other Awesome Fall Recipes

Canned Spiced Plums

Pork Spring Rolls

One Pan Squash and Kale Dressing (Stuffing) shared by Abundant Acres

Cabbage Casserole Lasagna from Healthfully Delicious Blog-CSA Food Blog from a Taproot Farms CSA Member


Where do you find seasonal recipes? Interested in local farm recipes? We invite you to join our HarvestHand community!