Breaking down a winter squash for a most excellent curried squash and carrot soup!
I’ve had this squash in my house since early October. It was a nice decoration for all those months, turning from its original dusty blue to a weird fleshy color. I was getting sick of looking at it, but it was still too pretty to chuck in the woods for the deer. So I thought I’d try my luck with cooking it.
The hand maul was an excellent tool for the job of breaking down the squash. The last time I tried this, I wasn’t nearly as well equipped. I used a chisel and a hammer and my cutting board still bears the scars.