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October 2011

Summer Squash Puree - Back to the Basics!

I can't believe I'm writing this in October... but having just picked what seems likely to be the last of the summer squash - yellow zebra and yellow crookneck - we decided to puree it and freeze it to give us some good, healthy (and free!) baby food for Savannah to eat once she's at that point.  We thought that a "Back to the Basics" blog might be kinda fun, so here we go!  

Summer Squash Puree is incredibly simple to make.  This works for everything from zucchini to yellow crookneck - basically any summer squash.  It's fantastic to put up for use later in all kinds of yummy treats; it's also perfect when you have a little one who will in the relatively near future transition to solid foods.... :)

Start with some squash.  The more the better.  

Summer Squash Puree!

Slice it all up. I prefer to cut all the squash up at once, but if you have a LOT you can do this in stages...

Summer Squash Puree!

Catch your spouse in a really good and dorky mood posing with the sliced squash.

Summer Squash Puree!

Steam the squash for 5-8 minutes, until it's a little soft.

Summer Squash Puree!

Using a food processor blend until it's smooth. It reaches the consistency of applesauce.

Summer Squash Puree!

Let it all cool down, and then prep it for freezer storage; we used baggies this time, but some people prefer jars.

Summer Squash Puree!

That's all there is to it! Happy harvesting and pureeing (is that even a word?)

Back to the Basics at The Weed Patch!


Introducing: Back to the Basics!

Back to the Basics at The Weed Patch!

We've added another category to the blog here, and we hope that someone out there finds it useful.  It's called "Back to the Basics" - and it's where we'll post about things that some people - including us sometimes - take to be "common knowledge."  But it's not common if you've never seen it before, as we've found out!  So, anything with a "Back to the Basics" label in the title, or found in this category, will be how-tos or information that we find to be very basic, but we know that others won't!  And if you've got something that you think should go in this category, then by all means - we'd love to add it, and we'll link back to your blog / profile / whatever*!  So send us some things that you think are so basic that everybody should know them, and you would be astounded if someone didn't - because we want to help those that haven't see it before learn about it! :)