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What to do with pumpkin?

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What to do with pumpkin?

Postby Podziomka » Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:37 pm

Hey!
In Poland pumpkin isn't very popular. That's why I really don't know well what can I prepare from that. Have you got any idea? Thanks for help :)
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Re: What to do with pumpkin?

Postby fia » Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:53 pm

Podziomka wrote:Hey!
In Poland pumpkin isn't very popular. That's why I really don't know well what can I prepare from that. Have you got any idea? Thanks for help :)


The people in US normally make pumpkin pie during thankgiving day or make decoration for Halloween.

I live in US but I'm from Indonesia, so Indonesian people normally cook the pumpkin with brown sugar for dessert. If make them this thankgiving I'll share the picture of pumpkin pie and the dessert from Indonesia with you.

warm regard, fia
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Re: What to do with pumpkin?

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:12 am

fia wrote: I live in US but I'm from Indonesia, so Indonesian people normally cook the pumpkin with brown sugar for dessert. If make them this thankgiving I'll share the picture of pumpkin pie and the dessert from Indonesia with you.

warm regard, fia

So where in the US do you live, fia?
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Postby Guest » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:30 am

I think Fia has said everything about the use of pumpkins. I'm giving you more pictures about them so you can visualize them more clearly. By the way, we called the carved pumpkins as Jack O'Lantern.
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And if you wanna try them yourself, you can visit here or any website on the net. It's really fun. I think you should try it sometimes.
http://www.pumpkin-carving.com/pumpkin_ ... ncils.html
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Postby Podziomka » Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:06 pm

It seems, I should now buy pumpkin and try to do my own Jack O'Lantern - thanx for that.
What about pumokin pie? Can you tell me how to do this?
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:24 pm

Pod,
I've never made pumpkin pies myself so I don't know the special ingredients and methods to make them, but this is the website I usually go to when I wanna make American food.
http://meals.com/Recipes/RecipeSearchResults.aspx
There are several ways to make one and you can choose whatever you feel like making. I think the first one is the traditional one. Again, I think. :wink:
http://meals.com/Recipes/RecipeDetails. ... peID=18470
By the way, you don't have to follow exactly the same brand. You can substitute it to the most similar one. Have fun with the recipes.
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Postby Pirate » Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:40 pm

Oh, does that Jack O'Lantern connect to the word "lantern" in English? Cool ...
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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:37 pm

Pirate, I didn't know the answer myself so I went to wikipedia to check it out. Thanks for your interesting comment, by the way. :wink: I'd heard about it every Halloween and stuff but never really cared to pay attention of where the word was originally from. Anyway, if you wanna know more about it, this is the link you can check it out,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern
This is a part of it for anyone who can't see the link,
"The practice of carving jack-o'-lantern goes back to the Irish legend of Jack, a lazy but shrewd farmer who tricked the Devil into a tree, then refused to let the Devil down unless the Devil agreed to never let Jack into Hell. The Devil agreed. When Jack died, he was too sinful to be allowed into Heaven, but the Devil wouldn't let him into Hell. So, Jack carved out one of his turnips, put a candle inside it, and began endlessly wandering the Earth for a resting place. He was known as Jack of the Lantern, or Jack-O'-Lantern." (copied from wikipedia.com)
And this is the link about Halloween if anyone is interested in knowing more about it,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
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Postby Pirate » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:57 pm

I did search with Google, and I think the story is told more interesting here:

http://www.pumpkinnook.com/facts/jack.htm
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Postby Guest » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:12 pm

They both have the same plot except one is in more details than another. :wink:
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