Kids’ Share Week 8: Winter Vegetables

This week, we picked up our eighth Kids’ Share.  We have been cooking from the weekly share from Siena Farms for 2 months, and it has been a blast!  This week’s share contained some great seasonal vegetables: Honeynut Squash, Butternut Squash, Tuscan Kale, Onion, Rainbow Carrots, Apples, and Chives.  The weekly surprise was a metal serving spoon along with a ChopChop word search!

What is the difference between Honeynut and Butternut Squash?  Honeynut Squash is a mini-Butternut Squash that grows on a compact space-saving bush type plant. This mini-squash has a sweet and deep rich flavor in its burnt orange flesh.

Since winter is right around the corner (or at least it feels that way!), we decided to make a yummy seasonal soup with this week’s share.  “This soup was super easy to make—and tasty!  I decided to roast the squash, garlic and apples in the oven before adding them to the soup.  It added extra flavor and was delicious!” said Abby.

Check out ChopChop’s Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (using Butternut Squash, Onion, Apples, and Chives)

Stay tuned for next week’s Kids’ Share adventures!  To learn more about the Kids’ Share, click here.