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How to Prepare Butternut Squash for Cooking

October 16, 2014 5:04 pm

Butternut squash is very versatile, but if you’ve never prepared it before it may seem a bit confusing. Although it has an odd shape, butternut squash is fairly simple to prepare if you know the proper techniques. Follow these simple steps to peel and prep your squash like a pro.

  1. Slice off both ends of the squash using a large, sharp knife. It’s very important that the knife is sharp, as a dull knife requires more pressure from you and may result in a dangerous slip.
  2. Peel the entire squash using an extra strong peeler, preferably one made with carbon steel blades. Because the squash is curved in the middle, it’s best to peel lengthwise.
  3. Cut the squash in half at its center, which is approximately between the thin “neck” and the larger “body” portion.
  4. Slice the neck portion down the center to create flat, cylindrical pieces. Then, slice these pieces into wide strips and eventually cut them down into cubes.
  5. To cut the body, first slice it in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and innards with a spoon. Finally, slice the two pieces into cubes the same way that you did with the neck.

How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash [The Kitchn]
How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash [Cooking Light]
7 Steps to Cook Butternut Squash [Good Housekeeping]

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October 15, 2014 8:38 pm

The Edgewater Public Schools are raising funds to provide students and teachers with grants that further participation in activities. Join The Edgewater Students and Teachers in a quest to raise $100,000.00 for our kids.

FRIDAY – October 17, 2014 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm at The Palisadium, 700 Palisadium Drive, Cliffside Park, NJ. Tickets are $75.00 or $150.00 per couple. Tickets are not available at the door, email edgewatereducationfoundation@gmail.com.

DJ, dinner, appetizers, and a four-course dinner with wine is included.

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Bergen Performing Arts Center: On Stage

October 8, 2014 4:03 pm

The John Harms Center in Englewood originally opened in 1926 as a movie theater, and over the intervening decades, the venue has evolved to become one of the leading cultural institutions in the state. It closed its doors in 2003, but a group of people formed a nonprofit to breathe new life into the venue.

Now named the Bergen Performing Arts Center, this excellent theater space plays host to a wide variety of musical acts, including Sting, Vanessa Williams, and Woody Allen. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra also plays here regularly. In fact, no less an authority than Tony Bennett has called the hall the “best-sounding theatrical hall in the American song tradition.”

Visit the Bergen Performing Arts Center's website to see a calendar of upcoming shows!

Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 816-8168

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