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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Cleaning Squash?

    Use an Ice Cream scoop.

    Solid metal without the release mechanism.

    Like this.

    http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    Dimitri

  2. #2
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:22:33 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >
    >Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >
    >Like this.
    >
    >http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I


    Why? If the squash is already cooked, a [serving?, dessert?] spoon
    works fine. If it is raw, a paring knife works best [for me] to
    remove rind from flesh.

    For raw ones I reduce to 1 1/2" thick slices- and pare easily.

    Jim

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:03:30 -0500, Jim Elbrecht <elbrecht@email[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:22:33 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >>
    >>Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >>
    >>Like this.
    >>
    >>http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    >
    >Why? If the squash is already cooked, a [serving?, dessert?] spoon
    >works fine. If it is raw, a paring knife works best [for me] to
    >remove rind from flesh.
    >
    >For raw ones I reduce to 1 1/2" thick slices- and pare easily.
    >
    >Jim


    I'm sure Dimitri means to clean the seed cavity.
    I use a soup spoon but an ice scoop would work as well.
    I never remove the skin from winter squash, I bake/grill
    them skin on... I like to stuff the seed cavity with sausage meat,
    but raisins, prunes, butter, maple syrup/brown sugar works well too.

  4. #4
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On 2/16/2011 1:03 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:22:33 -0800, "Dimitri"<[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >>
    >> Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >>
    >> Like this.
    >>
    >> http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    >
    > Why? If the squash is already cooked, a [serving?, dessert?] spoon
    > works fine. If it is raw, a paring knife works best [for me] to
    > remove rind from flesh.
    >
    > For raw ones I reduce to 1 1/2" thick slices- and pare easily.
    >
    > Jim



    He's talking about removing the seeds, I believe.
    I usually use a serving spoon or soup spoon. Never
    had a problem.

    gloria p

  5. #5
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:03:30 -0500, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:22:33 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >>>
    >>>Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >>>
    >>>Like this.
    >>>
    >>>http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    >>
    >>Why? If the squash is already cooked, a [serving?, dessert?] spoon
    >>works fine. If it is raw, a paring knife works best [for me] to
    >>remove rind from flesh.
    >>
    >>For raw ones I reduce to 1 1/2" thick slices- and pare easily.
    >>
    >>Jim

    >
    > I'm sure Dimitri means to clean the seed cavity.
    > I use a soup spoon but an ice scoop would work as well.
    > I never remove the skin from winter squash, I bake/grill
    > them skin on... I like to stuff the seed cavity with sausage meat,
    > but raisins, prunes, butter, maple syrup/brown sugar works well too.




    Yep!

    Me too.

    Dimitri


  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:22:33 -0800, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >
    > Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >
    > Like this.
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I
    >

    I use the soup spoon (aka "tablespoon") from my flatware set. If I
    need something bigger, I'd use my basting spoon.


    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  7. #7
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    Dimitri wrote:

    > Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >
    > Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >
    > Like this.
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I


    To refine this a bit: Use a grindstone or whetstone to sharpen the top edge
    of the scoop. It'll help with ice cream, too.

    Bob



  8. #8
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On Feb 17, 12:11*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:47:51 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    >
    > <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:
    > >Dimitri wrote:

    >
    > >> Use an Ice Cream scoop.

    >
    > >> Solid metal without the release mechanism.

    >
    > >> Like this.

    >
    > >>http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    >
    > >To refine this a bit: Use a grindstone or whetstone to sharpen the top edge
    > >of the scoop. It'll help with ice cream, too.

    >
    > Those scoops are of cheap pot metal. *It's impossible to grind pot
    > metal (the metal will smear and load the grind stone rendering it
    > useless). Even were it aluminum it would be difficult to grind dry
    > too, would require a specially pourous wheel flooded with a suitable
    > lubricating coolant and would need to be a tempered aluminum, soft
    > aluminum grinds like pot metal... to shape non ferrous metals use an
    > appropriate grit disk sander or for a better finish a machinists file
    > configured for aluminum. *But if a keener edge is required it's much
    > simpler to use a tablespoon for squash (or a paddle for ice cream).
    > That style of ice cream scoop Dimitri suggested doesn't rely on a keen
    > edge. *Those type of scoops rely on the *hot knife through butter*
    > principle, their mass holds sufficient heat to easily slice through
    > ice cream... and they should be rinsed between scooping with
    > relatively warm water (room temperature) to "recharge". *Some of those
    > scoops have a large hollow handle that's filled with a solution that
    > readily absorbs the heat from ones hand, typically antimony. *Grinding
    > that type of scoop turns it into trash... its dull edge is
    > specifically designed for maximum surface contact with ice cream. *You
    > refined nothing... there is nothing refined about you. * * *


    ==
    Good information...except...you didn't need the last line. Why do you
    have to demean everyone with that little nastiness of yours? Must be
    habit I guess.
    ==


  9. #9
    Nad R Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    Roy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Feb 17, 12:11 pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:47:51 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    >>
    >> <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:
    >>> Dimitri wrote:

    >>
    >>>> Use an Ice Cream scoop.

    >>
    >>>> Solid metal without the release mechanism.

    >>
    >>>> Like this.

    >>
    >>>> http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    >>
    >>> To refine this a bit: Use a grindstone or whetstone to sharpen the top edge
    >>> of the scoop. It'll help with ice cream, too.

    >>
    >> Those scoops are of cheap pot metal. It's impossible to grind pot
    >> metal (the metal will smear and load the grind stone rendering it
    >> useless). Even were it aluminum it would be difficult to grind dry
    >> too, would require a specially pourous wheel flooded with a suitable
    >> lubricating coolant and would need to be a tempered aluminum, soft
    >> aluminum grinds like pot metal... to shape non ferrous metals use an
    >> appropriate grit disk sander or for a better finish a machinists file
    >> configured for aluminum. But if a keener edge is required it's much
    >> simpler to use a tablespoon for squash (or a paddle for ice cream).
    >> That style of ice cream scoop Dimitri suggested doesn't rely on a keen
    >> edge. Those type of scoops rely on the *hot knife through butter*
    >> principle, their mass holds sufficient heat to easily slice through
    >> ice cream... and they should be rinsed between scooping with
    >> relatively warm water (room temperature) to "recharge". Some of those
    >> scoops have a large hollow handle that's filled with a solution that
    >> readily absorbs the heat from ones hand, typically antimony. Grinding
    >> that type of scoop turns it into trash... its dull edge is
    >> specifically designed for maximum surface contact with ice cream. You
    >> refined nothing... there is nothing refined about you.

    >
    > =Good information...except...you didn't need the last line. Why do you
    > have to demean everyone with that little nastiness of yours? Must be
    > habit I guess.
    > =


    I thought it was funny, learn from the master and apply the insults to
    others
    A good phrase to use on bad date.

    --
    Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)

  10. #10
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    Clueless AOL newbie Sheldon "Pussy" Katz blathered:

    >>> Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >>>
    >>> Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >>>
    >>> Like this.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I

    >>
    >> To refine this a bit: Use a grindstone or whetstone to sharpen the top
    >> edge of the scoop. It'll help with ice cream, too.

    >
    > Those scoops are of cheap pot metal. It's impossible to grind pot
    > metal (the metal will smear and load the grind stone rendering it
    > useless).


    Bull****. You're a ****ing clueless idiot. It works FINE, dumbass. You've
    never tried it you're just an ignorant ****head with delusions of literacy.
    I have actually DONE what I wrote, so I KNOW that it works.

    Now go back to sucking your Vienna sausage and leave the discussion here to
    people who actually COOK.

    Bob



  11. #11
    Bull Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    In article <ijh85k$fo8$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    >
    > Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    >
    > Like this.
    >
    > http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I
    >
    > Dimitri


    ok

  12. #12
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Bull <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <ijh85k$fo8$[email protected]>,
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Use an Ice Cream scoop.
    > >
    > > Solid metal without the release mechanism.
    > >
    > > Like this.
    > >
    > > http://www.target.com/Norpro-Aqua-Sc.../dp/B000TD0R3I
    > >
    > > Dimitri

    >
    > ok


    Geeze. I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds out of
    winter squash a big deal? Quit making cooking so complicated. ;-) It's
    not.
    --
    Peace! Om

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    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinlien

  13. #13
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On 18/02/2011 3:45 PM, Omelet wrote:

    >> ok

    >
    > Geeze. I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds out of
    > winter squash a big deal? Quit making cooking so complicated. ;-) It's
    > not.


    I have been wondering about that too. I have had some squashes that we
    hard to cut, but cleaning out the seeds was never much of an issue. I
    just needed a good firm spoon.


  14. #14
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    On Feb 18, 2:02*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 18/02/2011 3:45 PM, Omelet wrote:
    >
    > >> ok

    >
    > > Geeze. *I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds outof
    > > winter squash a big deal? *Quit making cooking so complicated. ;-) *It's
    > > not.

    >
    > I have been wondering about that too. I have had some squashes that we
    > hard to cut, but cleaning out the seeds was never much of an issue. I
    > just needed a good firm spoon.


    ==
    Khrist, I've used my hands to get the bulk of them out...in fact
    that's the first procedure.
    ==

  15. #15
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    In article <N7B7p.120938$[email protected] >,
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 18/02/2011 3:45 PM, Omelet wrote:
    >
    > >> ok

    > >
    > > Geeze. I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds out of
    > > winter squash a big deal? Quit making cooking so complicated. ;-) It's
    > > not.

    >
    > I have been wondering about that too. I have had some squashes that we
    > hard to cut, but cleaning out the seeds was never much of an issue. I
    > just needed a good firm spoon.


    'zactly. ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinlien

  16. #16
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Roy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Feb 18, 2:02*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > > On 18/02/2011 3:45 PM, Omelet wrote:
    > >
    > > >> ok

    > >
    > > > Geeze. *I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds out of
    > > > winter squash a big deal? *Quit making cooking so complicated. ;-) *It's
    > > > not.

    > >
    > > I have been wondering about that too. I have had some squashes that we
    > > hard to cut, but cleaning out the seeds was never much of an issue. I
    > > just needed a good firm spoon.

    >
    > ==
    > Khrist, I've used my hands to get the bulk of them out...in fact
    > that's the first procedure.
    > ==


    <laughs> Only if it's a really BIG squash like a Hubbard!!!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinlien

  17. #17
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?


    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:N7B7p.120938$[email protected] .com...
    > On 18/02/2011 3:45 PM, Omelet wrote:
    >
    >>> ok

    >>
    >> Geeze. I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds out of
    >> winter squash a big deal? Quit making cooking so complicated. ;-) It's
    >> not.

    >
    > I have been wondering about that too. I have had some squashes that we
    > hard to cut, but cleaning out the seeds was never much of an issue. I just
    > needed a good firm spoon.
    >


    Hard to cut requires a cleaver. Scooping out seeds is no big deal. A spoon
    works perfectly fine.

    Jill


  18. #18
    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Cleaning Squash?

    Omelet wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >> , Omelet wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Geeze. I just use an ordinary spoon... Why is cleaning the seeds
    >>> out of winter squash a big deal? Quit making cooking so
    >>> complicated. ;-) It's not.

    >>
    >> I have been wondering about that too. I have had some squashes that
    >> we hard to cut, but cleaning out the seeds was never much of an
    >> issue. I just needed a good firm spoon.

    >
    > 'zactly. ;-)


    I zap a winter squash in the microwave for about five minutes or more,
    after piercing with a fork. Makes cutting it so much easier.



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