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Peppermint Twist
Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 2:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Okay, that's what I need right now:  fresh-roasted pumpkin seeds!  That's the ticket!  I'm going to get a pumpkin this week and cook some in nustove!  The handyman FINALLY showed up yesterday and finished the kitchen, so I am going to CELEBRATE by roasting up some pumpkin seeds!  Can't think of a more spendid use for the new oven!  ...'Course, right now it is in the middle of the kitchen, but I shall push it back into place tonight after I remove a piece of duct tape from a newly-glued/grouted/whatevered-into-place trim tile on the wall (don't ask, but it's all good!).


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Drea
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Drea,

There are more pumpkins, no?  Glad you enjoyed them!


There are indeed! Unfortunately, I want to use up the pumpkin insides that I have in the freezer before baking up another one. Plus, I'll have to venture down the hill (it snowed over 6" last night); and the roads, I'm told, are still as slippery as 'boogars'.



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Quoted from Lloyd
- The cooked pumpkin stores almost as efficiently even without the blender magic.


I only blend it when I’m making pie.  

Quoted from Lstreat
- I baked it as Italy said but I have to admit, it didn't have much of a taste to it.


Starting out (not that we ever know if we really are ) w/ a good pumpkin makes all the dif. Cooking it a bit longer would’ve prob helped as well. There is just nothing like a homegrown one. We grow cow pumpkins. They’re even better! IMHO  

Debra, how did the family like your pumpkin pasta dish?

Drea, word of caution (if you haven't already make your p/seeds) when baking the pumpkin seeds, keep a close eye on them. They can go from not done, to burnt in short order.   that was my experience last year. Very sad Italy last year.  

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the roads, I'm told, are still as slippery as 'boogars'. .






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Love all the ideas for pumpkin.  I am definitely going to purchase some this weekend and do some experimenting in the kitchen.  The roast pumpkin seeds sound great and both my hubby and I can enjoy those!!   I will also saute some fresh pumpkin and give that a try.  This is a new food for me.  The only way I've ever eaten pumpkin was in a pie and I DO love pumpkin pie!!

Thanks for sharing all your ideas on pumpkin.
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I was just thinking of making this thread "sticky" but then I noticed something:  I think it really belongs in the Cook Right forum, don't you guys?  If any mods/admins are reading this, mull that one over and, if you feel like moving it to Cook Right, go for it.  I shall hold off on any stickifying until we know which forum it will be in.  Tanx!


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I second sticky-fying it. whatever forum in which it belongs.



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Fresh, organic pie umpkin are already available in the hfs's here.

An alternative to baking pumpkin is to sautee or steam them on the stovetop; they cook much faster.  They have a different flavor and texture than baked pumpkin.

Baked pumpkin lends a starchier and flakier end product.  Conversely, steamed pumpkin is much softer and light.

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I seem to remember my mom steaming the Jack-o-Lanterns after Halloween with raisins. I guess dried figs would work pretty well too.

There are definitley pumpkins in the stores now. The Wal-Mart has the cheapest prices, but the pumpkins seem not so good. There are some local grown varieties at one of the stores that look good. Not organic, not heirloom but still look nice.

Gonna pick one up somewhere later this week!
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Pumpkins are one of the easiest vegetables to grow yourself - you just need a bit of space. And if you harvest them at the right time and store properly, they will last for ages. Of course, being a B, I don't eat them now but they were one of the mainstays for us when I was a kid, growing up in a family with not much money. We had them baked, steamed, mashed, and in pumpkin scones and pumpkin fruitcake.
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I LOVE fresh pumpkin! My housemate K makes the best pumpkin soup ever. She throws in peeled, cubed roasted pumpkin (brush the cubes beforehand with olive oil and roast in a moderate oven till browned), carrots, parsnips/turnips/etc, apples, onions, garlic and fresh ginger, and cooks everything till soft. Then she mashes some of the vegetables, sets them aside, and blends up the rest with some milk (she often uses almond milk because it lends a nice flavor, but sometimes she sneaks in a little heavy cream). She then adds in the mashed veggies to give the soup some texture and lets it simmer very gently for a few minutes to blend the flavors, and serves it up with a little dish of grated pecorino to sprinkle on top. This soup is even better the next day--if there's any left! If you want to add some protein, brown up some lamb or turkey sausage, chop it in small pieces and add the sausage and some of the pan drippings to the soup. Heaven! It's absolutely delicious on a cold blustery rainy fall (or spring) day. We often make this recipe in our slow cooker and let me tell you, coming home to that wonderful aroma after a long day at work is one of the world's true delights.

And I second my twin's suggestion--roast up those pepitas and enjoy! Pumpkin seeds are awesome. I roast mine in a skillet and add wheat-free tamari and cayenne for a spicy treat.


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Yum, Yum, and more Yum. Thanks for the recipes, Brig!


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You're welcome Drea. If you make the soup, you might want to add just a touch of fresh grated ginger a few minutes before serving, as ginger's spiciness tends to dissipate over long cooking times. That little kick of fresh ginger gives this soup a fantastic flavor. It is delicate, rich and full of health. We usually add browned chopped hot turkey sausage, but any favorite sausage should work pretty well.


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Nutmeg is also lovely in pumpkin soup - though not for O secretors.
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I love the taste of butternut squash cooked in the same pot as meat/chicken. The squash absorbs the meat juice and it's yum... I guess pumpkin would be just as yum! Haven't tried it yet, but sure will sometime soon....
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