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Title: Pumpkins
Post by: Morvis13 on October 29, 2017, 07:56:32 PM
Show us yours:

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Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: AQB24712 on October 30, 2017, 10:50:37 AM
Coming from anyone else, "Pumpkins: show us yours" wouldn't sound quite so...euphemistic.
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: Morvis13 on October 30, 2017, 10:55:22 AM
I'll take what I can get.
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: arthwollipot on October 30, 2017, 05:38:07 PM
I don't have pumpkins. It's not a thing in this country. And I find it weird. Why don't you just eat your pumpkins like normal people?
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: Morvis13 on October 30, 2017, 05:44:30 PM
I don't have pumpkins. It's not a thing in this country. And I find it weird. Why don't you just eat your pumpkins like normal people?

Ew!
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: arthwollipot on October 30, 2017, 05:47:29 PM
I don't have pumpkins. It's not a thing in this country. And I find it weird. Why don't you just eat your pumpkins like normal people?

Ew!
Roasted, alongside new potatoes and baby carrots with rosemary and gravy. Yum.
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on November 06, 2017, 10:56:49 AM
"Sugar pie" pumpkins are for eating. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins are lousy for eating.
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: arthwollipot on November 10, 2017, 11:55:37 PM
"Sugar pie" pumpkins are for eating. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins are lousy for eating.
There's lots of varieties of pumpkins for eating. The classic one here in Australia is called the Queensland Blue, which is odd because it's neither from Queensland nor blue.
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: daniel1948 on November 11, 2017, 09:29:15 AM
I believe that in the Old Country people carved turnips or sweet potatoes or something to ward away evil spirits on All Hallows Eve. Arrived in the Americas they discovered that pumpkins were easier to hollow out and carve and put a candle inside. I have not carved a jack-o-lantern since I was a kid. And even then I might have only done it once, maybe twice. In the seniors' community I live in, people seem to favor store-bought plastic jack-o-lanterns, probably with an electric light if they are illuminated at all.

I do know that you can make pumpkin pie from canned sweet potatoes. I need to go to the store today to get some more sweet potatoes for roasting. I could post a picture of a sweet potato this afternoon. Nah, probably not worth the effort.
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: DevoutCatalyst on November 11, 2017, 09:34:01 AM
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Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on November 11, 2017, 10:05:35 AM
"Sugar pie" pumpkins are for eating. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins are lousy for eating.
There's lots of varieties of pumpkins for eating. The classic one here in Australia is called the Queensland Blue, which is odd because it's neither from Queensland nor blue.
When I was in high school I worked on a truck farm and we had two kinds of pumpkins, sugar pie and jack-o-lantern. That's the extent of my interest in those things even today.  ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkins
Post by: arthwollipot on November 11, 2017, 07:33:49 PM
"Sugar pie" pumpkins are for eating. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins are lousy for eating.
There's lots of varieties of pumpkins for eating. The classic one here in Australia is called the Queensland Blue, which is odd because it's neither from Queensland nor blue.
When I was in high school I worked on a truck farm and we had two kinds of pumpkins, sugar pie and jack-o-lantern. That's the extent of my interest in those things even today.  ;)
Well that's just because you've never had a good roast Queensland Blue.