Buy My Book


  • Grannyisms


  • Buy Paul & Pap's Music


  • Mountain Folk

  • www.flickr.com

« Appalachian Writers | Main | New Shoes »

November 13, 2009

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e54ffe2ad388330128757b728d970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Freezing Pumpkin & Roasting Pumpkin Seeds:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are, for me, the best part of the pumpkin. Don't much care for pumpkin pie and such, but I'll wash and roast all the seeds anyone cares to give me. Squash seeds, too. In Mexico roasted squash and pumpkin seeds are called pepitas, which are very popular.

This year my child carved the 5 pumpkins she grew herself. We saved the seeds. I told her that made those jack-o-lanterns all the more special and next year's crop would be even better! I just found your blog (newspaper article)but will be reading it from now on. I returned to my own Appalachian roots not too long ago, had a disastrous year with the garden (blight killed nearly everything but the pumpkins)and am trying to get back in the grove of life in these hills of Virginia.

Tipper, this sounds well worth the work involved. Isn't it great to use old family recipes? It's so important to pass them on to your girls as you do.
Sam

I've never frozen pumpkin myself, but I do roast the seeds~we all love them! I like your idea of baking rather than boiling. Maybe next year if we have a good crop, I'll give it a try!

Tipper,
This sounds like a great recipe. I've never roasted pumpkin seed, but may just try this for Thanksgiving. I need to get my pumpkin pies baked for Thanksgiving. Thanks for visiting my blog. Maybe I'll see you all at the Pumpkin Chunking at Hayesville.

Tipper: Roasting a pumpkin and the seeds put some great odors into the house. That smell really says Fall and Thanksgiving.

I've got a wonderful pumpkin bread recipe that's always a hit. I got it off the back of a storybook I got for my kids over 35 years ago. (I'll give you a copy next time I see you.) I made 9 small loaves for a get together last week and came home with only crumbs. Yummy !! I'm going to tell my son about this post...he wants to make a "real" pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. You always inspire !!!

Nothing in my plans for pumpkin this season...but the roasted seeds sure sound good! I love them.

I'm gonna be canning pumpkin this week for the first time ever. I wanna can some pumpkin pie filling. And we'll have to roast the seeds too, yummy!!!

You make it look so very delicious.

You make pumpkin saving look so easy. I tried Judy's pumpkin bread, it is the best I've ever had. Get the recipe here:http://www.patchworktimes.com/2009/09/30/pumpkin-gingerbread/

I froze pumpkin this year for the first time. I used those 'free' pumpkins I got at Kroger's. I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin rolls. I made pumpkin muffins and they are very good, I just put the recipe on my blog.

I always make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, my grandson loves them. Last year, I made a pumpkin cheese cake. It was really good, and I've eaten pumpkin roll, but never made one.

I made pumpkin butter last year. I got too much spice in it for my taste, so gave most of it away.

I have lots of pumpkin put up for pies and other things I have yet to try. I'm looking forward to the new recipes I'm finding. The recipes your readers have mentioned here are making my mouth water!
Thanks for the shout out, Tipper!!!

I've never put up pumpkin because I don't have much freezer space. I have recently made a new recipe with pumpkin that we liked. Mix one chocolate cake mix with one can pumpkin and bake. Don't add anything else, just bake. Frost with chocolate icing. It's delicious, moist, you don't taste the pumpkin but you do get the fiber, and you don't get the calories from oil and eggs. blessings, marlene

WE love pumpkin bread and pies. Also have had a pumpkin crisp. I cooked and froze 4 pumpkins with one more to cook.

We love pumpkin rolls and pumpkin pie.

I always look forward to roasting pumpkin seeds every October, it is for sure a part of autumn.

I enjoyed the photos, description and also Miss Cindy's story! My grandson, Alex, is 13 now. He has always loved pumpkin pie and also gingerbread. Thanks to reading this post, my brain is generating warm pumpkin pie smells for me. Thanks! :)

Yes, I did pumpkins too. My granddaughter helped roast the seeds. I love fresh roasted pumpkin seeds.

I am in the process of putting up a pumpkin now. I bake mine just like you and this year I grated some to interchange with zuchini recipes. I stewed some last night for my supper. I love this vegetable so much! What pumpkin roll recipe do you use? My twins wanted one this year-I have no idea how.(hint, hint) Have blessed day cause you know it's Friday the 13th.

Pumpkin is a staple at our house this time of year. A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Black Bean Chili that is super good; Pumpkin Cranberry Bread will be in the oven this weekend; pumpkin pie and pumpkin delight our favorites; a pumpkin sausage pot pie was gobbled right up awhile back. YES! We cook with pumpkin and freeze my own as well.

As my freezer space is at a premium, I can my pumpkin and squash using a pressure canner. It gets used up in pies, breads, muffins and cakes. Canning is more initial work but then you get to admire all those pretty jars!

Hey Tipper, your gonna love this story.....a couple of weeks ago I was out doing my daily walk in the neighborhood where I live. I was not far from home, not even half way to the lake. I came upon a very tall( 6'5" or so) thin young man with blond hair getting out of this very old and worn small truck with a small trailer attached to the back, with some boxes on it. He said "Hi, would you like some vegetables, I work on an organic farm in Madison county. We are at the end of the season and plowing the fields." His name was Blue. I told him I'd love some vegetables but had no money with me. He said that was ok he just hated to see the food plowed under. So he opened his boxes, that were bungee strapped to the trailer to keep then from falling off, and gave me an Asian Pumpkin, a celeriac root. He also had potatoes. but I had nothing to put them in. The celeriac is a celery root he said was very good baked.
Well, home I went with my goodies, courtesy of Blue. Blue does not live in my neighborhood but his girlfriend does! The Asian pumpkin was was small, as pumpkins go, about 8 inches across and a very deep pumpkin color. I processed it just as you described but froze it in chunks instead of mashing. The meat in it was very deep pumpkin color like the outside. It seemed to me to be very dense with no water to drain off. The seeds I saved for next summer. You get half of them and Saleh gets half. You also get the pumpkin that I put in the freezer. I think it will make a very good and pretty pie.

Blue was correct the sliced baked celeriac was very tasty!

I look for Blue's truck every time I walk now so that I can thank him for the veggies and the adventure!

So, to answer your question, yes, I have put up pumpkin this year.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.


  • About/Contact


  • All images and content are subject to copyright and are the sole property of Blind Pig & The Acorn. If you like what you see or read (I hope you do) and would like to use it please email me and ask at tipper@blindpigandtheacorn.com
    © 2008-2014
Blog powered by Typepad