Fresh Pick: Butternut Squash

Fresh Pick: Butternut Squash

With a sweet nutty taste not too different from that of a pumpkin, this late-season squash is actually a native plant of New England, Massachusetts to be precise. The squash is much more versatile than the related pumpkins, which tend to be more amenable to pies and other sweet dishes, and is often used as a meat substitute in savory meals, such as ravioli and curries. 

Fresh Pick: Sun-tan Bell Peppers

Fresh Pick: Sun-tan Bell Peppers

Bell peppers, also known as capsicums in many places formerly colonized by Britain, but not to be confused with sweet peppers - a less pungent variety of the capsicum annuum species. The name “pepper” is in fact a misnomer attributed to Christopher Columbus, who wrongfully labeled them as pepper when he brought the capsicum seeds to Europe from their native Central American environment.