veg of the month

With the recent warm dry weather, our squash are developing good hard skins to store well over the coming months. Squash and pumpkins are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with courgettes and marrows, but are distinguished by the fact that their fruits are harvested mature and can last very well, making them a useful staple through autumn and winter (and often beyond).

storage and preparation

Squash and pumpkins are one of the few vegetables that like centrally heated houses. Keep them warm and dry and they can sometimes last right through to the following year. Squash look very attractive on a kitchen shelf, so even if you