April 2023

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Maple Squash Delight

This maple butternut squash puree with subtle maple flavour is great as a comforting side dish with your favourite protein - and is a great way to wrap up maple syrup season as we look towards the spring and summer!

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  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 tbls extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 sage leaves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp minced/grated ginger (peeled)
  • 2 tbls real maple syrup
  • 2 tbls roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add butternut squash cubes and cook for 10-12 minutes (or until tender).
  3. Drain squash and place in a food processor.
  4. Add maple syrup, 1 tbls of olive oil, ginger and salt.
  5. Process until smooth.
  6. In a small pan, heat the second tbls of olive oil over medium/medium-high heat until very hot.
  7. Add the sage leaves and fry them until crisp. Transfer leaves to a paper towel.
  8. Top squash puree with pumpkin seeds and fried sage, serve, and enjoy!

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