It’s autumn or fall or whatever you call it. During this season, people switch the summer clothes in their closet, for sweaters, jackets, etc. For me, it’s officially time to switch squashes, from summer squash (zucchini) to butternut. I love the autumn squashes almost as much as zucchini.
Butternut squash is another one of those versatile vegetables that can be used in a multitude of recipes. A few featured in this blog are: Butternut Squash, Wheat Berry & Blue Cheese, Roasted Butternut Squash with Ricotta Gnocchi, Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup, and Butternut Squash Bread.
Today I am mixing brussel sprouts with butternut squash, and adding nuts to make a fabulous dish! It’s an easy recipe – just roast the vegetables and mix with the nuts. Makes a great side dish or vegetarian meal.
By the way, do you know how the seasons came to be named?
“The origin of “fall” as a name for a season, rather than the more common “autumn”, is not perfectly clear, though it’s thought that it probably came from the idea of leaves falling from trees and many plants, particularly the contraction of the English saying “fall of the leaf”. It first popped up as a name for a season in the later 16th century in England and became particularly popular during the 17th century, at which point it made its way over to North America…
Incidentally, you may also wonder why the seasons are called “seasons”. The word “season” in this context comes from the Old French “seison”, meaning “sowing / planting”. This, in turn, came from the Latin “sationem” meaning “sowing”. Initially this referred to actually sowing seeds, but later, as with the Old French “seison”, shifted definition to refer to the time period when you sow seeds, so literally “seed-time”. “