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laudie
SILVER Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:well??? how would you describe it???

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griffin


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Posted:tastes, like coulours, are hard to describe. the texture is easy, soft and slimy, but taste...i think along same lines as avocado, but different...hmm...

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majik


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Posted:.......hmmm.......?

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wouac
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Posted:pumpkin tastes like a most heavenly piece of creamy squished juicy nectar of the gods all lavished in beautiful orangy goop sprinkled with decadent love

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Madam Flame
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:Wow! That's very descriptive. I'd have to say that it definetly doesn't taste like chicken. Pumpkin pie tastes like a sweetened pumpkin squished into pie form. Don't know how else to describe it.

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Valura
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Posted:pumpkin tastes like an earthy, rich and sweet explosion of happiness in my mouth.... hmmmmm pumpkin...


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gita
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Posted:pumpkin is so not like avocado! mad avocados taste yummy!! ubblol

pumpkins aren't so bad...but i wouldn't eat one raw! umm

love that homer pic valura!!! ubblol ubblol


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:You've never had it? Pumpkin is always eaten cooked, of course...and sweetened.

It's an earthy, sweet flavor like butter and nuts, but tarter. It's very characteristic and once you've done it, there's no going back.

One of the great things about living in the Americas is that we get all the new world AND old world crops.


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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Lancs England

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Posted:Hummm let me think Pumpkin tastes like hummmmmm Pumpkin (woudent you say)!!!!!!!! ubbangel ubbangel

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_Aime_
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Posted:eeerk pumpkin?! ive never had it before. sounds horrible though.

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Vixen
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Posted:If it tastes anything like it smells.. then i'll give it a miss! xxx

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ieuan
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Upstate, NY

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Posted:Pumpkin tastes like...fall. Sitting by the fire, the cool fall air outside, trees painted in pretty colors, warm spices of cinnamon, nutemg, and cloves. It's truly a comfort food. Ok, no it's time to come out of my happy place and into the cold harse reality of work. But I think I'll go home and make a pumpkin cheesecake later. ubblol

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Gelfling
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Posted:Pumpkin in Australia is what we call butternut squash in the UK. When we say pumpkin in the UK we are referring to the Cinderella Coach sort of thing. Both are from the same family and taste the apple side of a carrot and the carrot side of an aubergine (aka eggplant) with the butternut squash tasting that little bit more buttery and nutty (does exactly what it says on the tin) - work very well in quiches. Very versatile veg, can be savory (grated raw <sorry to contridict you Lighning> with peanuts and raisins with a pumpkin oil dressing works well as a falafel accompanying salad or cooked by roasting in the same way as potatoes with some rosemary is good) or can be used in deserts such as pumpkin pie which always reminds me of custard tarts, sweet short crust pastry lined with greengage jam with the pumpkin filling - yummy. Can also be used instead of carrots in halva (Indian sweets are fantastic). Also good in curries, stews, chilies... - I better stop there - can you tell I have more important things to be doing wink Food is great I love cooking!!!

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>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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kermit


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Posted:pumpkinny

welcome back to kermits mad land.


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laudie
SILVER Member since Apr 2004

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:grooovy, liked that bit of info gelfling.

seems this has turned into some kind of creative writing workshop.

plush would be a word i would use to describe pumpkin. mayb cos it sounds more delicious than 'mush' !


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ieuan
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Upstate, NY

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Posted:Yep food is all about creative writing. If it wasn't we'd wouldn't eat half the stuff we do. Without creative writing a bacon cheeseburger on a menu would look something like this: Enjoy half raw ground up cow with sliced deep fried pig love handles and yellow mold, topped with dead baby chicks that have been blended with veggie oil. Oh, and don't forget the crispy green lettuce and ripe red tomatoes.

After re-reading this it kinda makes me want to go veggie........................Naahhhhhhhh! ubblol


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griffin


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Posted:ive only had pumpkin raw...but i want to explore it's highs, it's lows, it's tantilising middles...

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)


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Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

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Posted:Raw pumpkin? Ick. Bleagh. DisGUSting.

Pumpkin stewed to oblivion, sweetened, and spiced with cinnamon and ginger, then baked in a pieshell (US 'pie', UK 'tart')? YUMMMMMMMM!


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griffin


griffin

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Location: cambs england

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Posted:yeh, ok, so making pumpkin lantons at halloween wasn't as exciting as i expected...

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Good
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

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Location: a mountaintop in Colorado

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Posted:Mmm, pumpkin soup, creamy and so Autumn! What's with the "dead baby chicks" on your Bacon Cheeseburger? Are you really a kiwi, eating fried eggs on your burger? And beets?

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

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Posted:i've had pumpkin lightning!! i just wouldn't recommend eating it raw! i imagine it would taste/feel awful! ubblol i only kinda like (more like tolerate) pumpkin...i wouldn't go out of my way to buy, cook and eat one!! ubblol


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do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Good, I think ieuan is referring to mayo. If that is the case Ill be pedantic and point out that eggs are not dead chicks as they are unfertilised - i.e. they are the products of the hen's menstrual cycle - hen periods in other words.

Back to pumpkins - someone mentioned pumpkin soup.

Peel and de-seed the pumpkin.
Dice and steam with one onion and 3 cloves of garlic and 1/4" of ginger until soft.
Blend or mash the above.
Mix in one cup of sour cream and one cup of milk.
Heat up and add 3 teaspoons of turmeric (or saffron if you can afford it) and the same in demera sugar.
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 mins.
Take off the heat and add a handful of chopped, fresh coriander.

Serve with a further dollop of sour cream in each bowl with bread made incorporating the pumpkin seeds.

Enjoy!!!


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:I have a butternut squash in the fridge so I'm off to make soup right now! sunny kiss

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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