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13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
A halved buttercup squash and a full one.

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Buttercup squash

These are green, turban-shaped gourds with a distinctive gnarled naval jutting from the bottom.

Don't feel bad if it takes you a few weeks to get around to cooking this one. The deep orange flesh of this squash only becomes sweeter over time.