pumpkin ramble, bubba style

Bubba:   Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

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That’s what’s rattling around inside my brain these days, but forget fruit of the sea, I’m talking pumpkin: You can roast it, puree it, bake it, grill it, boil it.  Dey’s uh, sweet pumpkin, savory pumpkin and sweet & savory pumpkin. Pumpkin custard, pumpkin empanadas, pumpkin pie. There’s pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin creme brulé, pumpkin soup, pumpkin roll, pumpkin curry, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin gnocci, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin sausage.  That – that’s about it.

Oh but it’s not. Not even close –  I  haven’t even mentioned  the seeds…I’ve got a veritable pumpkinpalooza planned for October and I’m pretty jazzed up about it. 

A wagon Full straight from my garden. washed, seeded & roasted

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roasted & ready to purée with the food mill – you won’t find libby’s here

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A treasure trove of pumpkin seeds drying and ready to roast… mole? Brittle? pretty great plain with a little sea salt… little harvest-time pleasures

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What pumpkin favorites do you look forward to this time of year?

 

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10 thoughts on “pumpkin ramble, bubba style

      1. So true, I think I wouldn’t get nearly so excited about it if I ate it every day of the year – seasonal eating really does keep food fresh and interesting in some ways!

    1. It feels so abundant to have so many toasted seeds, but somehow they don’t last nearly as long as I expect them to, lol.
      I wish I had a piece of my mom’s pumpkin bread right now, lol. She makes the best and we can’t figure out why…

      1. You must hold her down and get the recipe out of her. Unless, of course, it’s that special flavor that comes from being baked in somebody ELSE’s oven!

      2. Oh, she shares the recipe, but I think she’s holding out – several people in my family have tried it and it’s never as good.

    1. That’s less than half. I would have had more but for my little groundhog friend. Just to show what a wuss I am, he’s still there…

      I grew a fodder pumpkin this year that has hull-less seeds – they’re delicious!

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