This smaller squash was easier to split open. I'm saving the seeds to exchange at the annual seed swap this coming Saturday. When the seed is fresh it grows away very readily .
Rather than spend time separating the flesh from the tough skin I remove the seeds and put the squash halves to bake in the oven. Once cooked it's so easy just to scoop out the softened flesh.
It goes in the pot for vegetable soup,
adding good colour and texture.
It's definitely soup weather at the moment!