One Local Summer 2013 – Week 18

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I had big plans for the garden this year, but somehow it never really got off the ground.. or in the ground.  Either way, I did manage to get one lonely squash plant seedling planted, and it yielded a single ENORMOUS Boston Marrow Squash.  Well hey, I wasn’t going to let that go to waste, so I scooped out the seeds and set out to make the largest batch of squash soup ever.  It ended up working out really well for soup – the squash has lots of flavor and is pretty sweet, almost like a pumpkin on steroids.  I added some local cheese to thicken up the texture, saving some for the top as well, and paired it with a mug of Asian Pear cider.  A pretty simple meal, but that squash is a big winner.  Maybe next year, I’ll have a few more!

Squash Soup:
Boston Marrow Squash – My Garden
Cheese – Birchrun Hills
Asian Pear Cider – North Star Orchard
Non local – salt, pepper

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