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#671 Sun 09 Sep 12 6:25am

Maree

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

Sounds good, Coco thumbsup


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#672 Sun 09 Sep 12 8:35am

mummza

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

Good idea , we can get butternut squash avalible other year round .

other small pumpkins start appearing in the shops soon as do the big round 'Halloween' style of pumpkins . It is rare to find canned pumpkin here  in the UK .

I have quite a large pale green pumpkin in my kitchen at the moment waiting for help to cut it and then to be cooked , these get sold every so often at one of the Asian stores near where I live .

Love those little tiny pumpkins cut into wedges or halves and scattered with a bit of chilli , Olive oil and roasted in the oven , a sure sign that autumn is upon us.

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#673 Sun 09 Sep 12 3:25pm

cohphanta

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I have never been a fan of pumpkin, but most people make pie with it....and I am  not a huge fan of the spices they use.  Any pumpkin ideas that don't use the typical pumpkin pie spices?

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#674 Sun 09 Sep 12 5:04pm

mummza

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I think of pumpkin as a savory thing and it was years before I realised that pumpkin pie was a sweet pie as I had always thought of it as a savory thing  oops

What about pumpkin risotto , thats really good or recentl I made a canniloni filled with pumpkin , well I taking my lead from the dish I had a Jamies Italian I filled the canniloni 3 different fillings, pumpkin and a bit of chilli in some of the canniloni , spinach and ricotta in some and I cant remember the 3rd filling that I used ,but though I am' blowing my own trumpet 'here  It was wonderful  thumbsup

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#675 Sun 09 Sep 12 5:30pm

MsPablo

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

cohphanta wrote:

I have never been a fan of pumpkin, but most people make pie with it....and I am  not a huge fan of the spices they use.  Any pumpkin ideas that don't use the typical pumpkin pie spices?

I've used canned pumpkin with nice results in place of the types Europeans would use i- as a gratin with gruyere cheese, a soup with coconut, a ravioli filling, but you certainly can find a lot of the traditional varieties fresh when the markets get the later winter squashes.  I saw loads of variety even in the basic chain grocery stores last fall.  Was your goal to use the same type used in pies?

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#676 Sun 09 Sep 12 5:47pm

Maree

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

Mummza, many years ago when life wasn't so hectic, I used to either stuff and then bake the mini pumpkins/squash "or" I'd use them as a carrier for pumpkin soup.

Can't buy canned pumpkin here anymore othe than via a specific US/Australian-based website. It used to be available at Coles in the "International Food" aisle with Doctor Pepper *and* Marmite etc.

Thought at the time, who'd ever buy such stuff but when I only need 50g of pumpkin for a work recipe and am faced with (minimum) 1/2 pumpkin that I won't use and don't have a freezer for, I say "Gimme canned pumpkin, please."

Don't like the spices that they use for "pumpkin pie", Coco. Too strong for me.

I'll probably do an Asian/Indian pumpkin dish using dried mango. The iPad doesn't like it when I give this spice it's proper name. Will leave it at that.


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#677 Mon 10 Sep 12 4:55am

cohphanta

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

MsPablo wrote:

cohphanta wrote:

I have never been a fan of pumpkin, but most people make pie with it....and I am  not a huge fan of the spices they use.  Any pumpkin ideas that don't use the typical pumpkin pie spices?

I've used canned pumpkin with nice results in place of the types Europeans would use i- as a gratin with gruyere cheese, a soup with coconut, a ravioli filling, but you certainly can find a lot of the traditional varieties fresh when the markets get the later winter squashes.  I saw loads of variety even in the basic chain grocery stores last fall.  Was your goal to use the same type used in pies?

I've never had any other kind....and just have never liked it. I'll have to cruise the produce section and see what I can find.

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#678 Mon 10 Sep 12 1:14pm

mummza

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

You can occasionally find some canned pumpkin here but it really is not common at all and takes some searching out .

Coco ... I think that  just grated nutmeg might be nice in pumpkin pie.
I was sent some pumpkin pie spices that were bought in trader joes . I found them ok .
I also was sent some canned pumpkin .
Canned pumpkin is ok but I liked the texture and taste of the fresh pumpkin better.

Maree , I can't think what spice it is that the iPad does not like you to name ,,, got me really puzzled .

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#679 Mon 10 Sep 12 2:24pm

MsPablo

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I didn't like Trader Joe's canned pumpkin as much as Libby's.   I haven't bought spices at TJ's, so can not comment on the quality, but there's nothing in a pumpkin pie that you wouldn't be able to get and some of it, you probably have on hand.

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#680 Mon 10 Sep 12 10:39pm

Miss GlutenFree

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Re: Wouldn't it be cool?

I have never had canned pumpkin - didn't even know it was something you could get canned!!

I have been making the odd pumpkin, spinach & fetta risotto lately and it seems to always taste amazing.

You could also do a pizza with pumpkin slices on it (totally yum).

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