In our quest to extend our local diet into winter, we purchased some winter squash from a farmer friend. Our purchase included two of these big beauties*:
On Tuesday night, I brought one up from our basement storage, poked a few holes in it, and stuck it in the oven. The roasting took longer than I expected, but when it was finally tender to the touch, I pulled it out and let it cool. I cut it in half, and was greeted with amazingly bright orange flesh — so rich and vibrant!
In addition to being gorgeous and photogenic, the Musque de Provence is delicious. We will be bringing some to our Good Eats vegetarian potluck tonight.
*Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange, “a non-profit, member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage,” based in none other than the great state of Iowa.