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Fri 5-Nov-10
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3ravens
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Halloween being over, monster I have pumpkins to deal with! I've made a batch of Fiona's pumpkin jam. I chopped up a sweet red pepper and put in half the batch. It adds a pretty bit of color to the orange, but not much flavor. I'm not half way through the 2 jack-o-lanterns we had though. eeek I need recipies! HEEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!!!!

I also have 2 pie pumpkins and a HUGE cushaw, but they aren't cut, so will keep in the cold room for a bit. Recipies for them would be appreciated too. Any kind of recipes, not just jelly or jam. (Although those would be good too.)

Got a favorite something-with-pumpkin recipe?

Fri 5-Nov-10
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Failing that you can always dry them, they are quite tasty dried and then just use them like any dried fruit.cheers

Fri 5-Nov-10
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Good morning Joanna! It's the middle of the night here, but I couldn't sleep. Why are you up so early?

Fri 5-Nov-10
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I live in Latvia which is two hours ahead of the UK cheers, hope you got some sleep in the end

Fri 5-Nov-10
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FIONA posted a pumpkin jam recipe on her blog recently; if it tastes like mine it is quite nice

Fri 5-Nov-10
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Josie, I think all we have to offer other than the new jam recipe is the delicious Pumpkin Soup but I would guess that you guys are way ahead of us in the UK when it comes to using up Halloween pumpkins.

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Sat 6-Nov-10
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Josie, what about pumpkin gingerbread. See here.

I haven't tried it, but I love pumpkin, roasted; soup; and pie, and I adore gingerbread.

Might be something I have to try .....

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Sat 6-Nov-10
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wave Tom Kitchin is on Saturday Kitchen right now making pumpkin soup served in little pumpkins.  Sounds really good.  chef

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Make puree with your pumpkin and use it as stock in cassaroles or replace the liquid in  bread recipes with it.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 7-Nov-10
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I have a recipe for pumpkin chutney if you want it, I made some last year, it was ok, but I don't think I cooked it for long enough and by the time we got down to the last jar, it had started to ferment - yuk. Hey what about pumpkin wine?

 

Sun 7-Nov-10
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MMM you make it sound sooo delicious!surprisedwinkwink

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I keep meaning to try the Pumpkin Chilli cornbread recipe from River Cottage.

Tue 9-Nov-10
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I found this for pumpkin hummus: Naturally Ella I'm going to try it tonight. I'll give you a verdict later.

All your sugestions sound good.  Joanna, how do you dry yours? Raw slices, cook and dry, or dried puree?  I've made some yummy fruit leather by seasoning puree with pie spices and dehydrating. i_am_hungry It passed muster with the 5 year old grandson in a big way! ok

Fri 19-Nov-10
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If all else fails you can cook it (roast or steam is best), mash then freeze it for use later.  I usually do this with the last ones in spring as they start to go mouldy.

 

I have a recipe for pumpkin curd if you are interested.

Sat 20-Nov-10
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HI ROSIE§§

 

how's it going!! Long time since I heard from you!

 

 

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