A pumpkin for all seasons

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Link: A pumpkin for all seasons – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA.

In addition to some yummy-sounding recipes (Jodie, Taylor, are you game?), the article also gives the real scoop on the origins of pumpkin pie:

Pumpkin lore has it that the American colonists originated pumpkin pie, but originally the pumpkin constituted the crust, not the filling. Cooks sliced off the vine end of the pumpkin, scraped out the strings and seeds and filled the cavity with milk, honey and spices. Then they baked the pumpkin in the hot ashes of fireplaces or fire pits. The liquid combined with the meat of the pumpkin to create something akin to modern pumpkin pie filling.

4 thoughts on “A pumpkin for all seasons”

  1. have you ever thought of just carving a pumpkin? if you don’t burn a candle in it, and don’t let it mold, you could use it for food after carving a crazy face.

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  2. Leah – Carving’s all well and good, but I’d rather just go to town on food first, then see about crazy faces… though Jodie did mention something about Homestar Runner having carving designs for all their characters, and I quite like the idea of a jack-o’-Strongbad…
    Taylor – I figured you would be. Maybe this weekend?

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