Native Cooking

Cegejokwijoad and Benibagos


Last updated 9/26/2012 at 10:26pm

Cegejokwijoad is September and Benibagos is October in our Abenaki language. Known as ‘croptime’, and the ‘time of falling leaves’, these two months bring the most bounty to our table. Tomatoes are still coming in and you may be awash in squash. Not a bad thing.

Now the winter varieties like my favorites, butternut and acorn, are being harvested. Turbans, hubbards pattypan, spaghetti, pumpkin, buttercup, are but a few of the winter squash varieties. However, there are still some giant green summer squash, zucchini, floating around.

We like to make the following recipe outside in t...

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