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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: I have a big one! Reply with quote

Any suggestions with what to do with this? Salt cellar in for scale. First time I grew one.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see how artistic you are for Halloween. Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not an option. If I grow it I eat it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A better picture


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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking pumpkin. Given the year we've had you've done well!
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, grated as a filling in Russian-style mini pancakes, jam.... The list goes on. And there's no reason why you can't keep the 'shell' for spooky use, once you have scooped out the useful stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might eat it raw!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a lovely recepie on littlegreenspoon.com it's tandoori pumpkin curry with chicken Take a look you could make a load and freeze portions of it for later use
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I'll have a look at that when I get home. Started eating it raw last night. Virtually no calories and full of vitamins.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Careful with the flatulence, now. Steer clear of naked flames!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an unusual concoction last night. Baked beans, sprouts, stale Guinness and pumpkin. Corrib has nothing on me today.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
I had an unusual concoction last night. Baked beans, sprouts, stale Guinness and pumpkin. Corrib has nothing on me today.
Shocked Thanks for the warning
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh your alright the wind is not blowing your way. Excuse the pun.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Showed the pumpkin photo to OH. He said 'bxxxxy 'ell, good man!' I was going to make him pumpkin pie for tea, but the power has been out most of the day. Have to make it tomorrow.

Luke bought a lantern he made for us - a Minion one ( we LOVE the Minions) He was practising for one for his daughter. She loves the characters in Frozen! He is a brilliant daddy and a pretty good cook (chef?) so any disasters will be put to good use. Laughing

Let's know what you decide to do with that pumpkin.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been cutting it up and giving it to family and friends. Too bloody big. I have kept the seeds though for next year.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pumpkin pie turned out OK, a bit sweet, but the cinnamon stopped it being too sickly. hope you enjoyed your pumpkin as much as we did ours.

I also made soup from the remaining tomatoes. Now THAT was nice! Very Happy



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