Another Use For Grapefruit Spoons -- De-Seeding Squash!

A few weeks ago, while attempting to remove the seeds from a pair of butternut squash, I had a flash of domestic goddess brilliance.

Why not use a grapefruit spoon to do the job?!

Grapefruit spoon makes quick work of squash seeds by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog copyright 2011

I tried it and am happy to report that it works really well. The spoon's tiny little teeth make the seed removal easier and quicker than it would be with a regular spoon.

Grapefruit spoon makes quick work of squash seeds by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog copyright 2011

Now I wouldn't dream of using anything else... Give it a whirl and see what you think.

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3 comments:

A Kitchen Garden in Kihei Maui said...

What a great time saving idea! I'm going to try this on my very last squash from last summers harvet.

Unknown said...

And here I thought I was so original. But yes, it does work great. Also a great way to scrape the seeds and ribs from jalapenos and other chiles. Not so great for Habaneros,tho.

petalumajoe said...

oops, I didn't mean to post as 'unknown'. I guess the screen name I choose disappeared when I was setting this up. BTW, my new favorite variety of grapefruit is 'Melogold'. Still like Marsh, but it's as hard to find as any other type of white grapefruit.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Use For Grapefruit Spoons -- De-Seeding Squash!

A few weeks ago, while attempting to remove the seeds from a pair of butternut squash, I had a flash of domestic goddess brilliance.

Why not use a grapefruit spoon to do the job?!

Grapefruit spoon makes quick work of squash seeds by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog copyright 2011

I tried it and am happy to report that it works really well. The spoon's tiny little teeth make the seed removal easier and quicker than it would be with a regular spoon.

Grapefruit spoon makes quick work of squash seeds by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog copyright 2011

Now I wouldn't dream of using anything else... Give it a whirl and see what you think.

Browse through more Gifts From The Kitchen Gods:

3 comments:

A Kitchen Garden in Kihei Maui said...

What a great time saving idea! I'm going to try this on my very last squash from last summers harvet.

Unknown said...

And here I thought I was so original. But yes, it does work great. Also a great way to scrape the seeds and ribs from jalapenos and other chiles. Not so great for Habaneros,tho.

petalumajoe said...

oops, I didn't mean to post as 'unknown'. I guess the screen name I choose disappeared when I was setting this up. BTW, my new favorite variety of grapefruit is 'Melogold'. Still like Marsh, but it's as hard to find as any other type of white grapefruit.