Pumpkin/squash?

Discussion in 'Vegetarian and Vegan' started by rascal, Jun 12, 2019 at 1:12 AM.

  1. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    we get both here, when I was in the uk someone told me you guys don't eat pumpkin or squash as its mainly a crop grown to feed to cattle etc. here in nz it a loved vegetable cooked in roasts. Or even mashed with other vegetables. I see mg just made a meal with it so it kinda puts the scrap food out of it. So do you all eat it??

    Russ
     
  2. Backbay

    Backbay Regular Member

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    I love squash - acorn, butternut, spaghetti. Usually baked whole in oven or when short on time I nuke it. One time, I nuked it too long and it exploded in the microwave.. LOL.. what a mess.

    After cooking usually just a few dollops of butter and a shake or two of salt. I could eat it every day.
     
  3. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    We do have squash - many varieties (butternut is the most commonly available), but rarely is pumpkin available other than at halloween.

    I love squash. A favourite autumn lunch for me is half a roast acorn squash drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and chilli flakes.
     
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  4. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    I like them both! mainly for pies. Butternut squash, I love to eat as a vegetable!! :wink:
     
  5. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Butternut pumpkins my all time fave.

    Russ
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    We do get lots of squash but I have a feeling this is a relatively recent thing because I never had it or saw it at all as a kid and I don't remember ever cooking with it it seeing it in the shops until maybe 20/25 years ago. That is, apart from vegetable marrow (which I love). We had that a lot when I was a kid.

    In remember the first time I cooked squash was in London - it was spaghetti squash and it came from a supermarket which stocked a lot of exotic vegetables.

    Any other (elderly) Brits remember if they had squash as a kid? @Yorky?
     
  7. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Less of the "elderly"!

    I remember swede and turnips but not squash. We have squash here but it's not a favourite of mine.
     
  8. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
  9. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    How should I describe it? :happy:
     
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  10. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Maturing wisely.

    Or just "old".

    I have now been diagnosed with fullritis.

    Six months ago it was only 'arfritis.
     
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  11. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    More mature?
     
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  12. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Sounds like cheese. :laugh:
     
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  14. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Location:
    Detroit, USA
    I also like different types of squash.

    In the States, we normally don't think about pumpkins until October. Even then, my use of pumpkin is more of a short-term novelty to make a pie or add a different flavor or color to a pasta.
     
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  15. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    I like sweet potatoes as well, but I hate that awful stringy matter!! So I run them through the blender to get rid of the crap!! :wink:
     
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