Today L.H. and I went over to visit my friend I. She was busy making orange soup from yummy squash. She prefers her orange soup to be based on milk, not water, but she cooks the squash in water first before separating, mashing, and mixing in milk.
That's a shame, you might say. All that cooking water, full of valuable nutrients, and she's not even going to use it. Except that she does - she drinks it as tea. It may sound a little odd at first, but let me tell you - it is really, really yummy. She adds a little bit of brown sugar, some milk, and then drinks down this delicious, nutritious beverage. It's not the kind of tea that I would necessarily want every day, but boy is it yummy as a once-in-a-while kind of thing.
So the next time that you are cooking up some squash and don't plan on using the cooking water for anything, keep this in mind. Squash tea is simply amazing.