Oh, it is, but I loved pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins and pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin custard and pumpkin custard pie and pumpkin dinner steamed squash and pumpkin…I may not make Harry Potter’s pumpkin juice but I would try if I got a recipe. I saw the official recipe for the potter-version of butter beer from the Disney theme park recipe release and caramel is the dominant flavor-it sounds oh so rich. Much as I love pumpkin, I also love butter. Butter beer sounds like the mixed drink version of a children’s soft drink. There is no squash I dislike. I canned 3 cases of pumpkin in the water bath method in quart mason jars and only the last two jars lost their seals.
I feel lucky when I can love what I can have! Because what I CAN HAVE is limited in an extremely narrow scope. I can not have processed foods, additives or preservatives, hormone filled or cured meats, chicken or the eggs, turkey, pork, gluten, artificial anything, citric acid, corn, any and all condiments (except pure dried herbs and spices), soy in whole or tofu versions, and what is also awful is the extreme intolerance to sulfites. Sulfite is naturally occurring in beet, rutabaga, sugar cane, grape, any and all condiments and vinegars; alcohols or extracts or liquor (Beer has gluten or corn and wine has distillates and sulfites in the grape before an additives of sulfites [to protect flavor is blended at the winery], caffeine, carbonated anything not even Alka seltzer or the fancy Pellegrino water from Italy, or common table salt with prussiate of soda or dextrose. So basically I can not eat out. My body looks healthy and the lab results are factual; I feel it. I am energy deficient and show my Fibromyalgic signs when I do eat those 'bad for my nerves things'… The only prescription medicine I take is a compounded thyroid hormone. A pumpkin is a healthy wholesome food I can eat and eat it many many styles and ways. It is not just for Hogwarts residents, anymore.
Squash is a sweet or a savory dinner side dish maybe as a center stage main menu item too, in its own bowl shape or as long as the plate plank of baked stuffed with bread crumbs-vegetables- and cheese, or steamed squares, or a dessert. This is classic use for a huge one or in snack sizes, from a zucchini sliced open the long way with the seed removed of summer squash to a hubbard or acorn of winter squash, I love them. In the movie Witches of East Wick movie Michele Pfeifer’s character made zucchini jelly for her daughters.
Nearly no waste- I would separate the veins from seeds of a pumpkin or other winter squash then boil the seeds in salt water (other seasonings optional) and then slotted spoon the seeds on to a cookie sheet for a dry bake turning often to prevent scorching. To eat them, I then using manicure size kitchen scissors cut around the seed edge to remove the husk to get to the green seed, then eat the high in zinc green seeds. It was a change of flavor mom taught me, and to stop eating Halloween candy. Dry store it for up to 6 months then toss it.
In my house, any extra dough in a pie making session goes to pie cookies. Roll all dough out just like for a dish of pie but square shaped then cut ½ pats of butter all over the dough surface then avoiding the last edge (to close the roll), sprinkle cinnamon and sugar all over. Then wet the far and last edge with water on your fingers or a brush before rolling the sweet cookie dough. Next cut the end off and cut the dough in 1 inch spirals (as in a cinnamon roll) about the width of your finger from knuckle edge to knuckle until the whole dough roll has been cut and placed on a greased or nonstick cookie sheet. Then bake for about 12-15 minutes (depending preference of doneness of just white dry or dark golden brown) with butter melted throughout with the cookie with a snicker doodle like flavor. Or, instead just zip lock bag the dough for another day or two. Chilled pie cookie dough is a flaky style just like a pie crust. Yum! I do not eat wheat flour, enjoy one in my honor.
Edited by: MARGIE100%PURE at: 9/4/2010 (19:53)
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